(Pdf New) [The Scarlet Pimpernel] By Emmuska Orczy

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  • The Scarlet Pimpernel
  • Emmuska Orczy
  • English
  • 05 February 2020
  • 9781576469231

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The Scarlet Pimpernel Read & Download ½ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Armed with only his wits and his cunning one man recklessly defies the French revolutionaries and rescues sco. I ve always had a thing for books that use the Scarlet Pimpernel trope the intelligent capable person who hides behind a mask of inanity So Emma Orczy gets extra points from me for popularizing this secret identity plot device in her 1905 book The Scarlet PimpernelIt s 1792 the early days of the French Revolution and the Reign of Terror is at its peak thousands of French aristocrats men women and children are sent to the guillotine regardless of actual fault But a group of brave English noblemen led by the mysterious Scarlet Pimpernel are rescuing many of the condemned French aristocrats and spiriting them away to England French authorities are outragedMeanwhile Marguerite St Just a lovely French actress who inexplicably married the slow witted foppish but extremely wealthy Sir Percy Blakeney is having issues in her marriage she thought her rather foolish husband adored her but they ve drifted far apart ever since she confessed to him that her accusation against a French noble family resulted in their deaths while being too proud to explain the whole story to him She s not uite sure why but now she finds she misses the adoration of the big galootBut Marguerite has worse problems the French envoy to England is blackmailing her into spying for him so he can find out who the Scarlet Pimpernel is and make sure he dies the next time he sets foot in France If she doesn t cooperate her beloved brother Armand will be guillotinedThis is an old fashioned adventureromance novel not all that well written and not terribly deep but an easy enjoyable read for a hundred year old book anyway It freuently gets high on the melodrama I about lost it when Sir Percy passionately kisses the places Marguerite s feet and hand have touched half crazed with frustrated love and it s incurably pro aristocracy though Baroness Orczy reluctantly admits that some of the French nobility had caused much suffering for the common people And Marguerite for a person who s supposed to be the cleverest woman on two continents sure got smacked hard on the head by the Oblivious Fairy s wandBut the exploits of the Scarlet Pimpernel and his merry band are well plotted and exciting to read and the romantic relationship is unusual can two married people who don t really understand each other and have become estranged ever work things outI totally got sucked into it and was all d awww at the end Good times

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The Scarlet Pimpernel Read & Download ½ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Carlet Pimpernel But the ruthless French agent Chauvelin is sworn to discover his identity and to hunt him do. Okay I read this for exactly two reasons one I thought this book was on The List it s not and two the Scarlet Pimpernel is the inspiration for the Bruce WayneBatman dichotomy and I am a giant dork For a book about a secret team of English nobleman working to rescue French nobles from the scary revolutionists who want them dead this is a surprisingly unexciting book The pace is fast and there s plenty of spying and blackmailing and races against time but there isn t a single fistfight swordfight gunfight or slapping fight in the whole book There s sort of a chase scene at the end but the pursued party is in a slow moving cart and the pursuer is on foot There s plenty of drama and intrigue and excitement but just one duel would have been nice Luckily the characters are all great Sir Percy in addition to being a precursor to Bruce Wayne s vigilante disguised as idiot rich boy act also reminded me of Lord Peter Wimsey another fan of the Badass Disguised as Fop method which was awesome His archenemy is Chauvelin basically the French version of Hans Landa in Inglorious Basterds and everybody was generally so cool that I forgot about how amazingly not scary a name like Scarlet Pimpernel is The true hero of this story surprisingly is not the Scarlet Pimpernel He mostly stays in the background while people talk about him and throughout the whole book we never really get to see him in action Instead we see almost everything through the eyes of Sir Percy s wife Marguerite who despite everything manages to be awesome The issue I had with Marguerite was that she s repeatedly referred to as the cleverest woman in Europe but god damn is she stupid Sir Percy might as well have been dancing around wearing a sign that read Hello I am secretly the Scarlet Pimpernel and she wouldn t figure it out At one point Marguerite snoops around in Percy s study and sees the following objects maps of the English and French coastlines on the walls and a small ring with a scarlet pimpernel flower engraved on it Marguerite stares blindly at these objects and is like But what does it all mean The major flaw in the PercyMarguerite marriage was a lack of communication First we find out that Marguerite had a French family arrested by accident before she was married and never told Percy about it even after she found out that she d made a mistake Then when Chauvelin tells Marguerite that she has to work as a spy for him or he ll kill her brother Marguerite doesn t tell her husband what s going on until after she sells out the Pimpernel without knowing who he is I mean Jesus Also he s in disguise for the last part of the book and it was so fucking obvious which character was actually Percy in disguise I wanted to throw the book at the wallBut fortunately this all ends with Marguerite becoming awesome racing against the clock to save her husband and defeat Chauvelin and the ending between Percy and Marguerite is surprisingly sweet and very satisfying that got a bit rambly didn t it Anyway in conclusion a fun espionage story even if it s not as swashbuckling as I expected and everyone except the Pimpernel is an idiot I ll be looking up the movie version soon and will likely prefer it to the book

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The Scarlet Pimpernel Read & Download ½ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Res of innocent men women and children from the deadly guillotine His friends and foes know him only as the S. I have seen a movie version on this book at some point but I had not read the book I am so glad I did I highly recommend it Don t rely on the movie versions of this classic they don t do it justice If you have an e reader this book should be free I ordered mine on Kindle There were some typos here and there but nothing serious