The Scarlet Pimpernel
Pages no: 204
Edition language: English
, Book Club
, Historical Fiction
, Classic Literature
, European History
, French Revolution
Series: The Scarlet Pimpernel (#1)
Books of 1916: Part Two The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka Since childhood I’ve been familiar with the plot of this short novel; people talk about it all the time because it’s so compelling. I even had the first sentence memorized thanks to my older brother. Reciting it was a warm-up exercise in s...
Interesting read, enjoyed it more than I expected.
When I was about ten, I fell in love with the 1982 production of The Scarlet Pimpernel starring Anthony Andrews and Jane Seymour. What the movie, which is actually a mishmash of two books in the series, doesn't tell you is that at its core, this classic romantic adventure is Marguerite's story, not ...
The Scarlet Pimpernel is probably the most lighthearted adventure one can read covering events during France's Reign of Terror. The secret League of the Scarlet Pimpernel is tasked with rescuing French aristocrats from Paris before they can lose their heads to Madame Guillotine. Despite this rather ...
The woefully small number on my "read - classics" shelf has increased by 1. While I've always known of The Scarlet Pimpernel as a character - an English spy - that is infamous for his daring rescues of French aristocrats, I don't think I ever really knew it was a book. I can offer up no reason or ...