The Scarlet Pimpernel

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Scarlet Pimpernel: A historical adventure tale set during the French Revolution, where the ruthless mobs rule the streets of Paris and condemn hundreds to the guillotine. The only hope for... Read more

Scarlet Pimpernel: A historical adventure tale set during the French Revolution, where the ruthless mobs rule the streets of Paris and condemn hundreds to the guillotine. The only hope for the aristocrats lies in the daring leader of an English faction known as the Scarlet Pimpernel. Readers will be thrilled by the gallantry of the Pimpernel, who employs a wildflower as a calling card and is a scourge to the French authorities. This timeless story has been adapted into a classic film and a popular Broadway musical.

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In 1792, during the French Revolution, the people in charge became very violent and started killing anyone who disagreed with them. The Scarlet Pimpernel was an English leader who helped save people from being killed by taking them to safety in England. This exciting adventure story was first written in 1905 and is still popular today because of its mix of romance, mystery, and suspense. The Scarlet Pimpernel is a hero who uses a wildflower as his symbol and is loved by the people but hated by the French government. Marguerite Blakeney is a woman who loves the Scarlet Pimpernel but does not love her husband. This story has been made into a famous movie and a musical that people enjoy watching on Broadway.

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Subject: Language Arts

Brand: Dover Publications

Publisher Date: 08/06/2002

Author: Baroness Orczy

Dimensions: 8.25 x 5.18

UPC: 9780486421223

Ages: 12-16

Pages: 224