The Scarlet Pimpernel
The first and most successful in the Baroness's series of books that feature Percy Blakeney, who leads a double life as an English fop and a swashbuckling rescuer of aristocrats. The Scarlet Pimpernel was the blueprint for what became known as the masked-avenger genre. Full of adventure and intrigue, this historical fiction novel is also peopled with characters who face challenging decisions and strong emotions.
As Anne Perry writes in her Introduction, the novel which is now over 100 years old €œis as vivid and appealing as ever because the plotting is perfect. It is a classic example of how to construct, pace, and conclude a plot. . . . To rise on the crest of laughter without capsizing, to survive being written, rewritten, and reinterpreted by each generation, is the mark of a plot that is timeless and universal, even though it happens to be set in England and France of 1792.€
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Publisher: Random House
Product Dimensions: 8.0H x 5.25W x 0.625D inches
Page Count: 271