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The League of the Scarlet Pimpernel

Baroness Emmuska Orczy

Book Overview: 

The League of the Scarlet Pimpernel is a sequel book to the classic adventure tale, The Scarlet Pimpernel. The book consists of eleven short stories about Sir Percy Blakeney’s exploits in rescuing various aristos and French citizens from the clutches of the guillotine. The stories are set in 1793 but appear in no particular order. They occasionally refer to events in other books in the series.

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Book Excerpt: 
. . .Soon the slender figure was swallowed up in the gloom as he strode back rapidly towards the city.


Citizen Fouquier-Tinville had returned home from the Palais at a very late hour that same evening. His household in his simple lodgings in the Place Dauphine was already abed: his wife and the twins were asleep. He himself had sat down for a moment in the living-room, in dressing-gown and slippers, and with the late edition of the Moniteur in his hand, too tired to read.

It was half-past ten when there came a ring at the front door bell. Fouquier-Tinville, half expecting citizen Chauvelin to pay him a final visit, shuffled to the door and opened it.

A visitor, tall, well-dressed, exceedingly polite and urbane, requested a few minutes' conversation with citizen Fouquier-Tinville.

Before the Public Prosecutor had made up his mind whether to introduce such a late-comer into his rooms, . . . Read More

Community Reviews

It's a bunch of short stories that each have the Scarlet Pimpernel. It gave you the perspective of the other characters , as you read from the eyes of an unfortunate escapee, citizens of France, the investigators, even members of the Liberation. You got to understand more of how TSP made his moves w

The League of The Scarlet Pimpernel is/was a great book. There's no denying it that. It's a fantastic collection of short stories that leave me baffled in much the same way as Sherlock Holmes, not to mention that it has the same "air" to it, insane enemies, daring escapes, just about everything that

Overall, this was an interesting compilation of stories about the League of the Scarlet Pimpernel, a band of Englishmen who rescued aristocrats and other unfortunate souls who were destined for the guillotine during the French Revolution.

I really enjoyed reading this book as I started, but about hal

This book takes place during the Reign of Terror in France. While the Committee of Public Safty is working to guillotine supporters of the aristocracy, the Scarlet Pimpernel and his associates are working even harder to save them and spirit them out of France to safety in England. Although the book

A collection of short stories that highlight the wit and numerous disguises of the Scarlet Pimpernel. A must read for those who cannot get enough of this hero.

A collection of short stories telling the various adventures of the Scarlet Pimpernel and his League. Overall a very nice read though the themes in the stories quickly get repetitive. Funny thing is that some of the stories had much better plot than the (chronologically) previous book Sir Percy Lead

This entire book (which you should only read if you read The Scarlet Pimpernel first) is basically an extended roadrunner-coyote sequence. Sir Percy doesn't seem as clever in this sequel tho, and Marguerite is hardly a character. Some cool things happen (like they allude to famous historical events

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