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The Resource The Scarlet Pimpernel, Baroness Orczy ; introduction by Anne Perry

The Scarlet Pimpernel, Baroness Orczy ; introduction by Anne Perry

Label
The Scarlet Pimpernel
Title
The Scarlet Pimpernel
Statement of responsibility
Baroness Orczy ; introduction by Anne Perry
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The first and most successful in the Baroness's series of books that feature Percy Blakeney, who leads a double life as an English fop and a swashbuckling rescuer of aristocrats, "The Scarlet Pimpernel" was the blueprint for what became known as the masked-avenger genre. As Anne Perry writes in her Introduction, the novel "has almost reached its first centenary, and it is as vivid and appealing as ever because the plotting is perfect. It is a classic example of how to construct, pace, and conclude a plot. ... To rise on the crest of laughter without capsizing, to survive being written, rewritten, and reinterpreted by each generation, is the mark of a plot that is timeless and universal, even though it happens to be set in England and France of 1792."
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1865-1947
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Orczy, Emmuska Orczy
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Series statement
The Modern Library Classics
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Blakeney, Percy, Sir (Fictitious character)
  • British
  • Nobility
  • Historical fiction
  • France
Label
The Scarlet Pimpernel, Baroness Orczy ; introduction by Anne Perry
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes reading group guide
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
xviii, 271 p.
Isbn
9780812966114
Lccn
2002029549
System control number
  • (OCoLC)50253229
  • (OCoLC)ocm50253229
  • 704462
Label
The Scarlet Pimpernel, Baroness Orczy ; introduction by Anne Perry
Publication
Note
Includes reading group guide
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
xviii, 271 p.
Isbn
9780812966114
Lccn
2002029549
System control number
  • (OCoLC)50253229
  • (OCoLC)ocm50253229
  • 704462

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