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At the dawn of the French Revolution, the men, women, and children of Paris have one hope to escape the guillotine: the masked and mysterious Scarlet Pimpernel. But who is this daring swordsman and quick-thinking master of disguise? London’s privileged, self-obsessed Sir Percy Blakeney.

When his estranged wife, Marguerite, falls prey to French envoy Chauvelin’s blackmail, she unwittingly exposes the Pimpernel and imperils the covert league he commands.

Set amid the Reign of Terror, Baroness Orczy’s thrilling romantic adventure of loyalty and revenge introduced a new brand of hero - a righteous champion with a secret identity - who would influence every masked vigilante to follow.

Revised edition: Previously published as The Scarlet Pimpernel, this edition of The Scarlet Pimpernel (AmazonClassics Edition) includes editorial revisions.

Public Domain (P)2019 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.

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  • 22-01-20

Victorian era chick lit

The narrator is spot on and makes the book worth listening to. I enjoyed it!

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  • Frank F. Sommers IV
  • 12-06-19

Nineteenth Century Hillside Ripper

About the French Revolution in its early phase. Escape from the revolutionary rabble. (Bernie Sanders families need not read.).

Read it long ago in my youth. Loved it. Listened to it this week in periods of insomnia. Less enchanted, but still listened to the end with great pleasure.

Baroness Orkzy writes from the woman's POV, to great effect on a current audience, both positive and negative. A little skewed by 19th C ideas about womanhood, but a great read for young girls and boys, esp if paired with Scaramouche, about the same period in history.

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  • K M Kaufman
  • 06-04-21

loved this!

great narrator and a wonderful story. I had only seen the old movie before but as always the book was better!

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  • Adrienne Moore Baxter
  • 25-06-20

Read & listen

Reading and listening simultaneously to The Scarlet Pimpernel enhanced my enjoyment of this long loved story. I read from a Signet Classic with eight pages of 1982 scenes showcasing Anthony Andrews, Jane Seymour and Ian McKellen actors in the CBS Television production of this romantic adventure film.

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  • Craig
  • 21-09-19

By the cuckoo, this is wonderful.

The only thing better than watching the performance of Anthony Andrews in the 1982 film version of, The Scarlet Pimpernel, is listening to Michael Page read this classic.

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  • Miriam
  • 30-08-19

Wonderful classic

Fantastic performance by Michael Page as he brought the story alive. "The Scarlet Pimpernel" is a story of adventure, intrigue and a touch of romance. Love this classic as the sense of history feels so alive thanks to Baroness Orczy.

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  • Robbie
  • 23-06-19

A Classic Classic

This is the second “classic” I have listened to. Perfectly read by Michael page. It was so good to listen to this book as I drive along on a all day road trip; even my daughter turned off her phone and listened to a good ol’ fashion story.