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Lord Tony's Wife

Baroness Emmuska Orczy

Book Overview: 

Another adventure of the Scarlet pimpernel! As the title suggests, it follows the story of Lord Tony and his wife, Yvonne. It is full of suspense adventure and romance. Lord Tony and Yvonne elope after some disturbing happenings including an angry mob and an assault on Yvonne by her own father. Later a man set on revenge and with the help of Chauvelin steal Yvonne away, and Lord Tony must go to the Scarlet Pimpernel for assistance. Will they be able to save her and her father from the clutches of Pierre Adet and Chauvelin? Will Lord Tony ever even see his wife again?

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Book Excerpt: 
. . .g a lesson; and he sat straight in front of the fire, his elbow on his knee, his chin resting in his hand and his eyes fixed upon the flames.

Chauvelin had listened in perfect silence. The scorn, the resentful anger, the ill-concealed envy of the fallen man for the successful upstart had died out of his glance. Martin-Roget's story, the intensity of feeling betrayed in that absolute, outward calm had caused a chord of sympathy to vibrate in the other's atrophied heart. How well he understood that vibrant passion of hate, that longing to exact an eye for an eye, an outrage for an outrage! Was not his own life given over now to just such a longing?—a mad aching desire to be even once with that hated enemy, that maddening, mocking, elusive Scarlet Pimpernel who had fooled and baffled him so often?



Some few moments had gone by since Martin-Roget's harsh, monotonous voice had ceased to echo through the low raftered room: silence had . . . Read More

Community Reviews

4.25 stars

Lol Lord Tony has bad taste, RTC

Okay, the review:
So, I was so glad this book finally addressed the way the aristocracy really oppressed the peasants. The first part was about a village that was basically starving because of taxation, etc. And obviously any misstep would be punished by hanging. The

This is one of my favorite of the Scarlet Pimpernel series!

Not my favorite of the Scarlet Pimpernel books. The tangled web of plots was really neat. Literally everyone was tricking everyone else.

Due to all the plots going on and his disgrace, Chauvelin couldn't orchestrate things with his normal efficiency. It made Sir Percy's escape seem a little easy com

Once again I was totally surprised by the scarlet pimpernel disguises...I wasn't expecting that!
As usual, the story was highly enjoyable...one death did shock me a lot...I wasn't expecting it to happen so suddenly if at all.
I'm gald we have got to know a bit more about Lord Tony...he is so cute!

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