Le Mouron Rouge

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1792. Paris est aux mains des révolutionnaires, qui vouent les aristocrates à la geôle ou à la guillotine.Un chevalier anglais se donne pour mission de leur épargner la mort en facilitant leur évasion outre-Manche. C'est le baron Percy Blakeney, champion du travestissement et as de la rapière, qui agit sous le nom de Mouron rouge . Même son épouse, une actrice française expatriée, ne sait rien des manigances de son mari et de ses téméraires lieutenants.Jusqu'au jour où son frère est enlevé, menacé d'être tué si elle ne révèle pas au Comité de salut public l'identité du comploteur... L'agent Chauvelin, patriote fanatique, est quant à lui prêt à tout pour démasquer le Mouron rouge...

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Purchase one of 1st World Library's Classic Books and help support our free internet library of downloadable eBooks. Visit us online at www.1stWorldLibrary.ORG - - A surging, seething, murmuring crowd of beings that are human only in name, for to the eye and ear they seem naught but savage creatures, animated by vile passions and by the lust of vengeance and of hate. The hour, some little time before sunset, and the place, the West Barricade, at the very spot where, a decade later, a proud tyrant raised an undying monument to the nation's glory and his own vanity. During the greater part of the day the guillotine had been kept busy at its ghastly work: all that France had boasted of in the past centuries, of ancient names, and blue blood, had paid toll to her desire for liberty and for fraternity. The carnage had only ceased at this late hour of the day because there were other more interesting sights for the people to witness, a little while before the final closing of the barricades for the night.

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The Scarlet Pimpernel is the original masked hero adventure story. During the French Revolution a secret society of English gentlemen is formed by the enigmatic Scarlet Pimpernel, to rescue their fellow French nobility. Marguerite's brother is threatened by a Frenchman, who demands information on the Scarlet Pimpernel in return for her brother's safety. Marguerite makes the exchange only to discover that her boring fop of a husband is the Pimpernel himself! She follows him to France and so each proves themselves to the other what they really are.

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The Scarlet Pimpernel by N.A Summary

First performed in 1903, The Scarlet Pimpernel was the most successful play of its day archetypal Edwardian theatre and the precursor of romantic Hollywood historical epics. This adaptation brings to modern audiences the tale of the elusive hero who snatches helpless innocents from death and rescues the Comte de Tournai with the enemy hot on his trail. The Scarlet Pimpernel works in the shadows, his identity unknown even to his immediate followers. So disinterested is he in claiming credit for his heroism that he affects the persona of the biggest fool in London. He stands for English stability and against chaos and passionate fanaticism.7 women, 16 men

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The Scarlet Pimpernel by Emmuska Orczy,Baroness Orczy Summary

Baroness Orczy was a Hungarian who moved to London. She became a novelist, painter, and playwright. Orcy's book the Scarlet Pimpernel is her best-known work. The Scarlet Pimpernel is first in the series about the Scarlet Pimpernel; leader of a band of titled Englishmen who smuggle suspected or condemned emigres into England during the reign of terror. With the republican mob in frenzy, French aristocrats are being guillotined indiscriminately. A group of British adventurers, led by the mysterious "Scarlet Pimpernel," are spiriting innocent victims out of Paris. French agent Chauvelin arrives in England to discover the leader's true identity and enlists the help of a clever French beauty married to the foppish Sir Percy Blakeney.

The League of the Scarlet Pimpernel & Adventures of the Scarlet Pimpernel

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This action packed adventure edition tells the story of the heroic Sir Percy Blakeney and his friends and helpers, especially their exploits in rescuing various aristocrats and French citizens from the clutches of the guillotine. The League of the Scarlet Pimpernel: Sir Percy Explains A Question of Passports Two Good Patriots The Old Scarecrow A Fine Bit of Work How Jean-Pierre Met the Scarlet Pimpernel Out of the Jaws of Death The Traitor The Cabaret de la Liberté Needs Must Adventures of the Scarlet Pimpernel: Fie, Sir Percy! The Principal Witness The Stranger from Paris Fly-By-Night The Lure of the Old Chateau In the Tiger's Den The Little Doctor The Chief's Way

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When Baroness Emmuska Orczy wrote The Scarlet Pimpernel (1905), little did she know she was creating the super hero genre. Who is the elusive and mysterious Scarlet Pimpernel? A master of clever disguises, stealth and elegant escapes -- skills that he uses to rescue doomed French aristocrats from the guillotine during the French Revolution's Reign of Terror. His signature -- a tiny scarlet flower. The Pimpernel's true identity is unknown except to a small group of co-conspirators who work with him and together comprise the League of the Scarlet Pimpernel. Not even his wife, the beautiful Lady Marguerite Blakeney, knows that the man she is married to, an effete fop and dull-witted British dandy Sir Percy Blakeney, is a secret hero who risks his life on a daily basis in order to save countless others. A vibrant adventure awaits the reader -- heart-pounding narrow escapes, clever repartee and dashing wit, true love thwarted and redeemed, a relentless agent of the French Republican Government who makes it his personal goal to capture and destroy the Scarlet Pimpernel, and of course Percy's immortal "bon mot" that makes the social rounds in England and France: "We seek him here, we seek him there, Those Frenchies seek him everywhere. Is he in heaven? -- Is he in hell? That demmed, elusive Pimpernel." Book One of "The Scarlet Pimpernel Series"

The Complete Works of Baroness Emmuska Orczy: THE SCARLET PIMPERNEL, THE LAUGHING CAVALIER, I WILL REPAY

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The Complete Works of Baroness Emmuska Orczy: THE SCARLET PIMPERNEL, THE LAUGHING CAVALIER, I WILL REPAY by Emmuska Orczy Summary

This Emma Orczy collection includes the complete Scarlet Pimpernel series and other historical, adventure and romance classics. Baroness Emmuska Orczy, Hungarian-born British novelist chiefly remembered as author of The Scarlet Pimpernel, set in the times of the French Revolution, one of the greatest popular successes of the 20th century. The only child of Baron Felix Orczy, a noted composer and conductor, she was educated in Brussels and Paris, then studied art in London. She later exhibited some of her work in the Royal Academy. She became famous in 1905 with the publication of The Scarlet Pimpernel. Contents: - THE SCARLET PIMPERNEL - I WILL REPAY - THE ELUSIVE PIMPERNEL - EL DORADO - LORD TONY'S WIFE - THE LEAGUE OF THE SCARLET PIMPERNEL - THE LAUGHING CAVALIER - THE OLD MAN IN THE CORNER - PETTICOAT RULE - THE BRONZE EAGLE - BEAU BROCADE - CASTLES IN THE AIR - THE NEST OF THE SPARROWHAWK - THE TANGLED SKEIN - A SHEAF OF BLUEBELLS - "UNTO CÆSAR" - THE END A BRIDE OF THE PLAINS - THE HEART OF A WOMAN - LEATHERFACE - HIS MAJESTY'S WELL-BELOVED

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The League of the Scarlet Pimpernel is a sequel book to the classic adventure tale, The Scarlet Pimpernel. Written by Baroness Orczy and first published in 1919, the book consists of eleven short stories about Sir Percy Blakeney's exploits in rescuing various aristos and French citizens from the clutches of the guillotine.

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"he Scarlet Pimpernel is the first novel in a series of historical fiction by Baroness Orczy, published in 1905. It was written after her stage play of the same title enjoyed a long run in London, having opened in Nottingham in 1903.The novel is set during the Reign of Terror following the start of the French Revolution. The title is the nom de guerre of its hero and protagonist, a chivalrous Englishman who rescues aristocrats before they are sent to the guillotine. Sir Percy Blakeney leads a double life: apparently nothing more than a wealthy fop, but in reality a formidable swordsman and a quick-thinking escape artist. The band of gentlemen who assist him are the only ones who know of his secret identity. He is known by his symbol, a simple flower, the scarlet pimpernel (Anagallis arvensis). Marguerite Blakeney, his French wife, does not share his secret. She is approached by the new French envoy to England, Chauvelin, with a threat to her brother's life if she does not aid in the search for the Pimpernel. She aids him, and then discovers that the Pimpernel is also very dear to her. She sails to France to stop the envoy."

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The Scarlet Pimpernel by Emmuska Orczy Orczy, Baroness Summary

The Scarlet Pimpernel is the first novel in a series of historical fiction by Baroness Orczy set during the Reign of Terror following the start of the French Revolution. The Scarlet Pimpernel is the name of a chivalrous Englishman, Sir Percy Blakeney, in the time of the Terrors in France, who, with his band of gentlemen, rescues aristocrats before they can be killed by the violent government in revolutionary France. A wealthy English fop, he is known by his symbol, a simple flower, the scarlet pimpernel (Anagallis arvensis). He succeeds by transforming himself into a formidable swordsman and a quick-thinking escape artist in addition to the strict secrecy of the group's movements. His identity is secret to all but his men. Marguerite Blakeney, French wife of the wealthy English dandy, is approached by the new French envoy to England with a threat to her brother's life if she does not aid in his search for the Pimpernel. She aids him, and then discovers that the Pimpernel is also very dear to her. She sails to France to stop the envoy.

The Complete Escapades of The Scarlet Pimpernel

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An adventure of the 20th century and eight Scarlet Pimpernel tales The numerous 'Scarlet Pimpernel' stories, set in the turbulent times of the French Revolution at the close of the 18th century, were phenomenally popular with their readers. However, their author, Baroness Orczy, despite the success Sir Percy Blakeney had brought her, could sometimes not resist diversifying from her well-loved central theme, including in her telling of the adventures of one of Sir Percy's ancestors in the novels 'The Laughing Cavalier' and its sequel 'The First Sir Percy'. In this present volume, however, Baroness Orczy introduces us to one of the Pimpernel's descendents, his great, great grandson. Set in the 20th century after the First World War, this novel features a new character, Peter Blakeney, a famous cricket player, who follows his long-time friend and lost love Rosemary to Hungary. There he involves himself in plots, spying, mysteries and intrigue as he attempts to save his mother's family and rescue Rosemary from a double agent. Business as usual for a Pimpernel! The second book in this final volume of the Leonaur 'Scarlet Pimpernel' series returns to the escapades of the iconic Pimpernel himself as he battles to save the innocent from the blade of the guillotine in a collection of eight riveting shorter stories. Leonaur editions are newly typeset and are not facsimiles; each title is available in softcover and hardback with dustjacket.

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In 1905, Baroness Orczy Published The Scarlet Pimpernel a series of historical fiction. A timeless novel of adventure, intrigue, and romance is sparked by one man's defiance in the face of authority. Armed with only his wits and his cunning, the protagonist recklessly defies the French revolutionaries and rescues scores of innocent men, women, and children from the deadly guillotine. Although, his friends and foes know him as the Scarlet Pimpernel, the ruthless French agent Chauvelin is sworn to discover his identity and to hunt him down. We formatted the book for an easy reading experience if you enjoy historic classic literary work.

The Scarlet Pimpernel (Annotated)

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In the late 18th century, France was in the throes of the French Revolution. Of particular tumult during this conflict were the years known as the "Reign of Terror", a time in which a revolutionary tribunal executed thousands of French citizens. It is during the "Reign of Terror" in which Baroness Emmuska Orczy's "The Scarlet Pimpernel" is set. "The Scarlet Pimpernel" is the story of Sir Percy Blakeney, a chivalrous Englishman married to the beautiful French actress, Marguerite St. Just, with whom he pretends to be a slow-witted dandy. However this is but a ruse to hide his true identity as the Scarlet Pimpernel, who with his "League of the Scarlet Pimpernel", a secret society of English aristocrats, rescue French royalists before they can be marched atop the guillotine. Drawing his nickname from the small red flower he draws on his messages, the Scarlet Pimpernel is chased the relentless French agent Citizen Armand Chauvelin as he tries to intervene in the madness of the "Reign of Terror". First published in 1905, "The Scarlet Pimpernel" is notable for its introduction to literature of a hero with a secret identity. This edition includes a biographical afterword.

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The Scarlet Pimpernel was initially rejected by publishers, when Orczy finished it in 1903. Undeterred, she reinvented the book as a play, which went on to be successful, leading to the publication of the book in 1905. The book was an instant success with the public, relieving Orczy of her financial troubles, but critics found it superficial, classist, and ultimately little more than a disposable lark.And yet, the public took to the book, looking past its overt sympathies with the noble class, and their demand for more such adventure stories led Orczy to write a slew of Pimpernel sequels over the next forty years. These include The Laughing Cavalier (1914), The First Sir Percy (1921), Pimpernel and Rosemary (1924), and The Scarlet Pimpernel Looks at the World (1933).The Scarlet Pimpernel takes place during the French Revolution, which lasted from 1789-99, and elaborate an overthrow of the monarchical regime by the peasant classes. This uprising is often seen as a radical manifestation of the egalitarian principles of the Enlightenment. As a result of this uprising, a Reign of Terror took hold, where aristocrats were condemned, imprisoned and sent to the guillotine. In Orczy's novel, a masked hero known as the Scarlet Pimpernel rescues those aristocrats trying to flee the gates of Paris and takes them safely to England, where they enjoy diplomatic immunity from the terror of the masses.

The Adventures Of The Scarlet Pimpernel

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The Scarlet Pimpernel makes numerous and dangerous trips to rescue innocent people from the dreaded guillotine. This collection of short stories about the exploits of the Pimpernel is wonderfully entertaining, and transports the reader back to the French Revolution where clever disguises and narrow escapes abound!

Le Mouron rouge

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Le Mouron rouge by Emmuska Orczy Summary

Dans la tourmente de la Terreur, le très british Sir Percy Blakeney vole au secours des aristocrates français. Un classique indémodable du roman de cape et d'épée, indisponible en poche. 1792. Paris est aux mains des révolutionnaires, qui vouent les aristocrates à la geôle ou à la guillotine.Un chevalier anglais se donne pour mission de leur épargner la mort en facilitant leur évasion outre-Manche. C'est le baron Percy Blakeney, champion du travestissement et as de la rapière, qui agit sous le nom de " Mouron rouge ". Même son épouse, une actrice française expatriée, ne sait rien des manigances de son mari et de ses téméraires lieutenants.Jusqu'au jour où son frère est enlevé, menacé d'être tué si elle ne révèle pas au Comité de salut public l'identité du comploteur... L'agent Chauvelin, patriote fanatique, est quant à lui prêt à tout pour démasquer le Mouron rouge...Coups de théâtre, passion et trahison : aucun des ingrédients du genre ne fait défaut à ce fleuron du roman de cape et d'épée, à mi-chemin entre Dumas et Paul Féval.