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  • Emmuska Orczy
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  • 27 September 2019
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  1. says:

    Here's my new and improved title for this book The Scarlet Pimpernel A Classic That Doesn't Suck Sweaty Balls I can't usually make it through classic literature Does this make me a bad person? I think notThere are manymanymany other things I do on a daily basis that make me a bad person but not being able to force myself to read in my opinion outdated and overrated books is not one of themThere are other readers out there like me I'm sure of it And it's you guys that I'm talking to nowRejoice fellow slackers There is a classic that you can actually readImagine itYou're sitting on a bench engrossed in a book The person next to you leans over and asks What are you reading? You can finally plaster a smug ass smile on your face and say Why right now I'm thoroughly enjoying Orczy's classic The Scarlet Pimpernel See? Doesn't that sound awesomeAnd when someone asks you what you've recently read you won't have to admit to the fact that you're deep into a series about an alien who falls in love with his human neighbor your extensive comic book collection or all of that erotica that's hidden neatly away on your Kindle Now is this book really a four star novel by my 'real book' standards? Fuck no It's old as shit The copy I got didn't even have anything on the cover You know it's old when it has got that black cover thing going on The pages were creaky it smelled weird and I think there's a possibility I should have had it tested for mold before I brought it into my house ButIt's a readable bookGo get it and for a few blissful moments you can pretend that you're an intellectual giant


  2. says:

    Odd's Fish Is this book an action adventure a romance historical fiction?Baroness Orczy has provided us with all that Tis a fun romp I say Had I known how much of this story was romance I might not have read it but then I would have missed out on how good an all round story it really isBaroness Orczy was a playwright and this book was adapted into a play or the play was adapted into the book I know not which was first It does have it's faults but still deserving of it's place in literary history Sir Percy Blakeney is an English dandy in his normal life But it is when he takes on the guise as The Scarlet Pimpernel that he becomes a hero to the French aristocrats Crossing the English channel on his yacht The Day Dream in order to savethese aristocrats from their adjudged doom upon the guillotine Tally ho and away we goThis book's disguised hero story line first published in 1905 has been accredited with giving inspiration to several other literary heroes such as Batman Zorro and The ShadowYeah yeah yeah Now I know not where those writers received their inspiration but surely there had been other earlier similar stories First comes to mind The Bible Josiah disguised himself in order to make war with Neco King of Egypt This adventure didn't turn out good for Josiah So close but not uiteThen I look to ol Willy Shakes You gotta know Shakespeare couldn't wouldn't leave this type story line alone Measure for Measure fitting title I believe is a play written by Shakespeare back in 1603 In this play Vincentio the Duke of Vienna lets everyone know that he is leaving the city on a diplomatic missionWhat he does then is stay in the city disguised as Friar Lodowick in order to observe the governing of the city in his absence At the end of the play The Duke reveals himself in order the save an innocent man from the guillotine


  3. says:

    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 out?I totally got sucked into it and was all d'awww at the end Good times


  4. says:

    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


  5. says:

    “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 Scarlet Pimpernel Baroness OrczyIt’s been too long since I last enjoyed a classic novel and I was beginning to fear that I was falling out of love with my favourite genre Well I found the remedy with “The Scarlet Pimpernel” What a lot of funThe French Revolution is one of my favourite periods of history to learn about despite the morbidity and the violence and cruelty It's shocking to be reminded of the fact that even children were guillotined It makes you wonder why on earth people felt the need to be so barbaric and unforgivingBaroness Orczy also introduces us to one of the most interesting characters in literature in my opinion Sir Percival Blakeney Bart aka The Scarlet Pimpernel His character is an example of what I’d call the Columbo effect a dopey demeanour that puts people at ease and disguises sheer brilliance Sir Percy is a fop who is obsessed with fashion and making inane comments that amuse those around him Surely he can’t be the Scarlet Pimpernel???


  6. says:

    When the guillotine dropped uickly remorselessly and often there arose a mysterious Englishman who crossed the channel to rescue the French Aristocrats mostly innocent victims he called himself The Scarlet Pimpernel Named after a modest British flower this person organized a band of twenty high born men he like the flower was unpretentious Their daring deeds thrilled the world Antoine Fouuier Tinville director of the French government wants to capture these enemies Offers 5000 francs for the head of the unknown leader but the brilliant Pimpernel has supernatural powers they sayThe Terror was just beginning Sir Percy Blakeney is a rather silly unintelligent fop everyone thought so Percy travels in High Society his friend is the dissolute Prince of Wales similar men are his young followers and copy all Blakeney's latest clothes he wears Recite his witty words the riches man in England was surprisingly the secret chief of this group of daredevils in perilous FranceHaving recently married a French actress Marguerite St Just the most beautiful smart woman in the country All her friends were stunned she had many suitors love of money undoubtedly was the reason A hard precarious childhood Marguerite and her older brother Armand endured as they lost their parents at an early age Unusually close they depended on each other to survive but still how can she lower herself to such a nitwit dandy? With an irritating laugh ? Her many friends can't accept itIn Paris the barricades surround the city everyone leaving is thoroughly searched Their carts barrels animals all that goes by particularly the frightened citizens the fleeing aristocrats can't get out An old ugly woman approaches the western barricades the cart will not be searched her grandson has the plague she saysThe guards back away and the vehicle slowly passes into the countryside never to be seen again Yes The Scarlet Pimpernel is the old woman and some nobles are hidden in the wagon Sir Percy is a master of disguise it will save his life numerous times The Committee of Safety the notorious Revolutionary French government sends an agent to England to find out the identity of this Scarlet Pimpernel Such a silly name Citizen Chauvelin the spy is also an accredited official of the bloody French regime and a former friend of Lady Blakeney When her brave brother or foolish Armand working for her husband in France to help some Aristocrats escape is apprehended The Day Dream Sir Percy's yacht which has been used often to get them across the sea back to freedom England needs to sail in the opposite direction But now the ruthless Chauvelin threatens to kill Armand if Lady Blakeney doesn't find out who is the Scarlet PimpernelAnd she is in the dark that her despised idiot of a husband is that person Will Marguerite have to choose between her husband and her beloved brother one must die ? Appearances are not always reality as this book shows A man wears a mask for the world but inside he is a totally different animal


  7. says:

    Rick Flair talks about The Scarlet PimpernelWHOOOOOOOAAAAALET ME TELL YOU SOMETHIN BROTHER THIS IS ONE BAD MAMMA JAMMA OF A BOOK YOU KNOW WHAT I’M SAYIN??Let me step it down a notch for you literary librarian types and let me pose a uestion was the Scarlet Pimpernel the first masked superhero? I mean I’m thinkin about Batman Green Hornet The Shadow – right? All those cats had a hidden identity and they had their crime fightin side too YOU KNOW WHAT I’M SAYIN??? The Stylin' profilin' limousine riding jet flying kiss stealing wheelin' n' dealin' son of a gunWHOOOOOOOAAAAAFor all you who don’t know this was set in the French Revolution and unlike us in AMERICA who settled our fight the old fashioned way those FRENCHIES took to choppin off HEADS of the old French aristocracy and royalty And while the author a BARONESS herself gives some objective reasons for the French dislike of the uppity rich folks she has her hero THE SCARLET PIMPERNEL ride across the English Channel and rescue French royalsAnd just like RICK FLAIR THE SCARLET PIMPERNEL IS A CLASS ACT ALL THE WOMEN WANT TO BE WITH HIM AND ALL THE MEN WANT TO BE HIM The English at leastWHOOOOOOOAAAAADon’t wanna hand out any SPOILERS to you readers who don’t know about this HUNDRED AND SOMETHIN year old book but THE SCARLET PIMPERNEL pretends to be an English FOP when he’s not out rescuin’ Frenchies from MADAM FREAKIN GUILLOTINESo read up and get some culture from this CLASSICWHOOOOOOOAAAAA


  8. says:

    To start let me uote the book blurb Armed with only his wits and his cunning one man recklessly defies the French revolutionaries and rescues scores of innocent men women and children from the deadly guillotine His friends and foes know him only as the Scarlet Pimpernel But the ruthless French agent Chauvelin is sworn to discover his identity and to hunt him downDoes it sound like a swashbuckling adventure full of action sword fights and other related things? Let me assure you this is exactly that the book does not have What it actually has is melodrama coming from a married couple in love with each other but having wrong impression about their partner So a gorgeous smart French woman married a simple in terms of intellect but rich British nobleman It seemed to be a match made in Heaven she got money and he got a young beauty but it did not work for them Especially after the guy realized his wife was the reason one of the French noble was sent to guillotine I cannot even say the later had not deserve it The book is about couple's attempts at trying to understand each other The rest French revolution Scarlet Pimpernel etc was just a background From my side I can say I expected something different Had this book been billed as melodrama I would not have any complaints about it As such it delivers fully angst emotional trauma tragedy etc From this point of view it is good Let me mention characters now that I talked about the story The heroine was uite good but ultimately useless and helpless which is to be expected considering the time the book was written The hero was written in such a way that made me suspend my disbelieve as I could not imagine him being a person ever existing in real life Other characters only served to move the plot forwardDespite everything the story was good enough for me to never think about not finishing the book It was good and taken together with everything else my rating is 3 stars uite good but not outstanding in any way PS Speaking about adventure books taking place during French Revolution I found Scaramouche by Rafael Sabatini to be better


  9. says:

    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


  10. says:

    ★★★★★★★★★☆910Ah classic How I had always imagined that the classics are only for those who are born brought up spoon fed in and potty trained in English and how wrong was I to think that they are out of the reach of people like me who had only subnormal command over the English language Among many other popular authors of the classic era Emmuska Orczy was a name much bandied about for her magnum opus The Scarlet Pimpernel even during my school days I can't uite pinpoint the exact reason why I was motivated to choose this book as the first proper classic novel that I will ever read but it sure delivered the necessary impact that made me change my course of this book journey of my life and embrace the uphill task of delving into the treasure trove of works left behind by the writers of yonder and unearth the hidden riches of the literature world that I have so far eschewed This story describes the many facets of the post revolution France and the ripples that reflected off from places as far as London The story is written in a simple lucid style and the narrative is very straightforward and candid that never once did I feel like I am in the middle of a momentous undertaking as this one ⏩ A MYSTERY BUT NOT UITE The story traces the mysterious ways of one enigmatic Englishman who works under the sobriuet of The Scarlet Pimpernel and plots ingenious ways to bring back the doomed aristocrats from the very verge of death to the safety of the English hospitality Throughout the first half we are left to our own devices to hazard a guess as to who this Scarlet Pimpernel could be and the sense of bewilderment ties you to the story to the hilt After all you have been hearing about this titular character for ages and you are only a few hours away from learning the true identity of this much celebrated hero of all ages On a parallel timeline you are treated to the boisterous and always in the spotlight kind of life of Lady Blakeney aka Marguerite St Just who is popular eually among the intelligentsia and the fashionistas of the 18th century London and her ridiculously rich but inanely infectiouslaughter along with other attributes husband Sir Percy Blakeney Her undulating affections for Sir Percy ranging from utter hatred for his foolish ways to unconditional love for the worshipper in him keep us riveted to the story; in an effort to help us understand which direction a witty woman's feelings for a dim witted husband should swing towards ⏩ A THRILLER BUT NOT UITE The beginning of the second part is what should be the one to reveal the identity of the RESCUER EXTRAORDINNAIRE himself This is where Lady Blakeney is unwittingly fooled into aiding in the capture of The Scarlet Pimpernel by the evil French official Monsieur Chauvelin who used to be her close associate during her young days in France in return for her beloved brother Armand's life Her arduous journey in a league memberSir Andrew Ffoulkes' company to save her loved ones or die alongside them trying presents to us the typical dilemma of choosing one of two eually valuable things and that's why this novel is worthy of being hailed as one of the finest precursors to the modern day whodunits even though the dearth of a multitude of characters made it easy for the readers to zero in on the suspectnot in the usual life taker sense but in the unusual life saver sense Oh and you wouldn't uite believe how the uirky masks and strange countenances helped our dashing hero to slip away right from under the nose of his archenemyThat this novel is a wonderful commentary on love family gallantry friendship loyalty commitment and betrayal in the times of turmoil comes as no surprise to me But if simple could move me so much in this age where there is a tendency among people to complicate things and usher in a paradigm shift in my reading habit then I owe it to this brilliant elegant yet plain prose And this story makes hero worshipping only that much betterPS If you read my review you'd notice that I have left a clue as to who the eponymous Scarlet Pimpernel is Gah the joy of giving away to the world the secret identity of someone you know Human nature is century independent huh?


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The Scarlet Pimpernel film AlloCin The Scarlet Pimpernel est un film avec Neil Jackson Synopsis Adaptation du livre Le mouron rouge rdig par la baronne Orczy The Scarlet Pimpernel film Wikipedia The Scarlet Pimpernel is a British adventure film directed by Harold Young and starring Leslie Howard Merle Oberon and Raymond MasseyBased on the play by Baroness Orczy and Montagu Barstow and the classic adventure novel by Baroness Orczy the film is about an eighteenth century English aristocrat who leads a double life appearing as an effete aristocrat while engaged in an The Scarlet Pimpernel by Baroness Orczy “The Scarlet Pimpernel” she said eagerly “and G's ball means Grenville's ball He will be at my Lord Grenville's ball to night” “That is how I interpret the note citoyenne” concluded Chauvelin blandly “Lord Antony Dewhurst and Sir Andrew Ffoulkes after they were pinioned and searched by my spies were carried by my orders to a lonely house on the Dover Road which The Scarlet Pimpernel | ideas on Pint. Odd's Fish Is this book an action adventure a romance historical fictionBaroness Orczy has provided us with all that Tis a fun romp I say Had I known how much of this story was romance I might not have read it but then I would have missed out on how good an all round story it really isBaroness Orczy was a playwright and this book was adapted into a play or the play was adapted into the book I know not which was first It does have it's faults but still deserving of it's place in literary history Sir Percy Blakeney is an English dandy in his normal life But it is when he takes on the guise as The Scarlet Pimpernel that he becomes a hero to the French aristocrats Crossing the English channel on his yacht The Day Dream in order to savethese aristocrats from their adjudged doom upon the guillotine Tally ho and away we goThis book's disguised hero story line first published in 1905 has been accredited with giving inspiration to several other literary heroes such as Batman Zorro and The ShadowYeah yeah yeah Now I know not where those writers received their inspiration but surely there had been other earlier similar stories First comes to mind The Bible Josiah disguised himself in order to make war with Neco King of Egypt This adventure didn't turn out good for Josiah So close but not uiteThen I look to ol Willy Shakes You gotta know Shakespeare couldn't wouldn't leave this type story line alone Measure for Measure fitting title I believe is a play written by Shakespeare back in 1603 In this play Vincentio the Duke of Vienna lets everyone know that he is leaving the city on a diplomatic missionWhat he does then is stay in the city disguised as Friar Lodowick in order to observe the governing of the city in his absence At the end of the play The Duke reveals himself in order the save an innocent man from the guillotine

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Y as he pushed himself into a sitting position Tell me Ffoulkes did the Bissets make it? Yes Hastings took them Good Andrew breathed deeply gaining courage for the very un British thing he was about to do then plunged ahead Percy I'm really glad you're alright I was so worried Covertly inching himself nearer to the edge of the bed Percy The Scarlet Pimpernel Wikipedia The Scarlet Pimpernel is set in during the early stages of the French RevolutionMarguerite St Just a beautiful French actress is the wife of wealthy English fop Sir Percy Blakeney a baronetBefore their marriage Marguerite took revenge upon the Maruis de St Cyr who had ordered her brother to be beaten for his romantic interest in the Maruis' daughter with the unintended What does it mean to call someone a Scarlet Well I know the reference The Scarlet Pimpernel was a seemingly dopey British aristocrat Sir Percy Blakeney who in reality was involved in smuggling French aristocrats into England during the French Revolution The pimpernel is a type of fl. To start let me uote the book blurb Armed with only his wits and his cunning one man recklessly defies the French revolutionaries and rescues scores of innocent men women and children from the deadly guillotine His friends and foes know him only as the Scarlet Pimpernel But the ruthless French agent Chauvelin is sworn to discover his identity and to hunt him downDoes it sound like a swashbuckling adventure full of action sword fights and other related things Let me assure you this is exactly that the book does not have What it actually has is melodrama coming from a married couple in love with each other but having wrong impression about their partner So a gorgeous smart French woman married a simple in terms of intellect but rich British nobleman It seemed to be a match made in Heaven she got money and he got a young beauty but it did not work for them Especially after the guy realized his wife was the reason one of the French noble was sent to guillotine I cannot even say the later had not deserve it The book is about couple's attempts at trying to understand each other The rest French revolution Scarlet Pimpernel etc was just a background From my side I can say I expected something different Had this book been billed as melodrama I would not have any complaints about it As such it delivers fully angst emotional trauma tragedy etc From this point of view it is good Let me mention characters now that I talked about the story The heroine was uite good but ultimately useless and helpless which is to be expected considering the time the book was written The hero was written in such a way that made me suspend my disbelieve as I could not imagine him being a person ever existing in real life Other characters only served to move the plot forwardDespite everything the story was good enough for me to never think about not finishing the book It was good and taken together with everything else my rating is 3 stars uite good but not outstanding in any way PS Speaking about adventure books taking place during French Revolution I found Scaramouche by Rafael Sabatini to be better


About the Author: Emmuska Orczy

Full name Emma Emmuska Magdolna Rozália Mária Jozefa Borbála Orczy de Orczi was a Hungarian British novelist best remembered as the author of THE SCARLET PIMPERNEL 1905 Baroness Orczy's seuels to the novel were less successful She was also an artist and her works were exhibited at the Royal Academy London Her first venture into fiction was with crime stories Among her most popular c