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Jul 25, 2021
This fictional account of the French Revolution is packed full of adventure, romance, thrills, and history. If you like historical reads give this one a go.
Jul 15, 2021VarshaLibrary rated this title 5 out of 5 stars
It is the "Reign of Terror" in France in the year 1792. Extremist politician Maximilien Robespierre is at the pinnacle of his power, with ardent supporters hailing his idea of "Equality", that involves annihilating aristocrats using the…
Jul 03, 2021CX_7 rated this title 4.5 out of 5 stars
Set in 1792 during the French Revolution, The Scarlet Pimpernel focuses on the tale of a hero by the alias of The Scarlet Pimpernel who rescued French aristocrats and helped them flee to England. This unknown hero must remain hidden and on…
Feb 10, 2021
Secret identities, cunning disguises, hair-breadth escapes, and a love story… it’s no wonder that this classic stands the test of time. There’s no one leaders of the French Revolution want to introduce to Madame Guillotine more than the…
Nov 01, 2020
Before Batman, before Zorro, there was The Scarlet Pimpernel! Set during the French Revolution, this fabulous English vigilante sneaks into France to save French aristocrats from Madame La Guillotine. Enjoy the tale that inspired the…
Feb 03, 2020Cress_Thorne rated this title 5 out of 5 stars
This book is outstanding.... Though a "plot twist" is not that surprising, we have a bit of annoying head-hopping (going from one character's mind to another with no notification from the author), and a few pages illustrate nothing, the…
Jul 12, 2019
" ' Baroness Orczy (1865-1947)---whose full name was Emmuska Magdalena Rosalia Marie Joepha Barbara, Baroness Orczy---was born in Hungary, and was educated in Brussels, Paris, and London. Her father was a well-known composer and…
Apr 13, 2019DANIEL HAMMANG rated this title 2.5 out of 5 stars
Great history, from both the classic sense of history and also in the sense of history of plotting in a mystery. The historical landscape is carefully described. It is also counterintuitive in terms of underdog/favorite dynamics. And the…
Aug 11, 2016lukasevansherman rated this title 2.5 out of 5 stars
"We seek him here, we seek him there, those Frenchies seek him everywhere. Is he in heaven or is he in hell? That damned elusive Pimpernel." I know this book primarily from an early 80s English adaptation starring Anthony Andrews, Jane…
Jun 22, 2014
Fun and adventurous story. The style and prose can be a little difficult, although this could simply be due to the fact the book was written about one hundred years ago. Starts off slow, but builds nicely.
Sep 08, 2013kaiear rated this title 5 out of 5 stars
Romantic, historical, funny, and such a great plot. I've read it several times and will definitely read it again!
Jul 09, 2013
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Mar 06, 2013BeccaBB rated this title 4 out of 5 stars
I am a fan of the masked hero type. Zorro and Batman and the like. So you might want to take what I say with a grain of salt because I think I was predisposed to like this novel. And I did like it. There are less of the heroic…
Jan 02, 2013julia_sedai rated this title 5 out of 5 stars
I absolutely love this book! I read it on vacation and couldn't put it down. It is full of mystery and romance. I recommend if you like this story to watch the 1982 movie version (the library doesn't have it). My husband also likes this…
Dec 24, 2012hmcgivney rated this title 3.5 out of 5 stars
I was expecting a rollicking adventure, and received that for the first 2/3 or so. Then the story devolved somewhat into overwrought (and repetitive!) female waiting and suffering. I enjoyed the story, and that it was mainly told from…
Aug 23, 2012emvokspl rated this title 4 out of 5 stars
A dated suspense drama romance, but a real classic. I tend to not like overly romantic stories where the beauty puts her hand up to her forehead and swoons while the rat-faced evil-doer cackles, but this tale worked for me. The lead female…
Aug 09, 2012
Quite the piece of schlock. Completely lacking in believability. Somewhat interesting insight into the mind of the "baroness" who wrote it.
Sep 19, 2011
I wasn't sure I would like this book since I thought the name was weird and the beginning was a little gruesome. But I was so wrong! Absolutely loved it! Its exciting, romantic, intriguing and just plain amazing! Once I started the third…
Apr 25, 2011Geping rated this title 4.5 out of 5 stars
Two words: SOO GOOODD. Romance, suspense, daring escapes, heroism- JUST. SO GOOD. The only thing is that the beginning was a bit slow and I couldn't understand most of the language or allusions mentioned (I've always wondered why the first…
Mar 21, 2011AJ_in_CoMo rated this title 5 out of 5 stars
I loved this book! I think I put off reading it because it is a "classic" and I thought I would have to force myself to trudge through it, but it is a classic for great reasons: it is a fun action-adventure that is also informative about…
Nov 09, 2010
Fab read!! Must for every library! A little bit of everything: romance, suspence and a big dose of adventure. A favorite read!!
Oct 19, 2010cartoon_goblin rated this title 4 out of 5 stars
I knew about the character called the Scarlet Pimpernel–usually referred to as one of the first superheroes–for a long, long time before I finally got around the reading the novel. From the way the character and the story is generally…
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May 13, 2010BradLibraryDivMgr rated this title 4 out of 5 stars
It really is fun to go back to the beginning of swashbuckling heroes who conceal their true identities, and it's an involving story in and of itself.
Apr 14, 2010kingshearte rated this title 4 out of 5 stars
This book opens with a bang, settles a bit, and then picks right back up, and gathers speed toward the climax. Nothing particularly intellectual here, but a good story, with decent characters, and great pacing. All in all, a good time.