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The Scarlet Pimpernel : Macmillan Collector's Library - Baroness Orczy

The Scarlet Pimpernel

Macmillan Collector's Library

Hardcover Published: 30th January 2018
ISBN: 9781509835744
Number Of Pages: 320

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The French Revolution is in full swing and the aristocracy are being sent to the guillotine in their hundreds. In the shadows, English dandy Sir Peter Blakeney – working under his alter ego, the Scarlet Pimpernel – is breaking the condemned out of prison and leaving his distinctive calling card, a picture of a red flower, to torment the French authorities. A master of disguise, infamous escape artist and flamboyant swordsman, his identity is such a closely guarded secret that even his wife is in the dark. But, with enemy agents on close his tail, his failure to trust her might be his undoing.

The very first hero with a secret identity, the Scarlet Pimpernel is a worthy precursor to Zorro and Batman. His daring antics (and undeniable flair) are just as delightful today as they were a century ago.

Designed to appeal to the book lover, the Macmillan Collector’s Library is a series of beautiful gift editions of much loved classic titles. Macmillan Collector’s Library are books to love and treasure.

About the Author

Baroness Emma Orczy was born in Hungary in 1865, the daughter of the composer Baron Félix Orczy de Orci. The Orczy family, fearing a peasant revolution, left their country estate for Budapest in 1868 and settled in London in 1880. There Emma attended art school and met her future husband, a clergyman's son, Montague MacLean Barstow. Following the birth of their only child, she began writing historical novels and plays to supplement his low income. The Scarlet Pimpernel was her first play (and third novel) and proved an enormous success in both mediums. Orczy went on to pen over a dozen sequels, as well as many other novels. She died in Oxfordshire in 1947.

ISBN: 9781509835744
ISBN-10: 1509835741
Series: Macmillan Collector's Library
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 320
Published: 30th January 2018
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 15.7 x 10.7  x 1.8
Weight (kg): 0.2

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