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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?

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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

Somewhat entertaining. Orczy uses the same words and phrases over and over and the sensibility of Yvonne was a bit much to handle. The Scarlet Pimpernel was very much a background character in this one. I haven't read and of the others with him in it yet, other than The Scarlet Pimpernel, so I'm...more

Absolutely amazing! The rescue for Yvonne Dewhurst was quite unexpected. It thrilled and amazed me ho daring the plot for the rescue was, still am puzzled though, whether or not Sir Percy dropping "important" files was deliberate or not. It was absolutely addicting, I couldn't put the book down u...more

I have been looking forward to reading this particular Scarlet Pimpernel book for some time. Lord Tony’s Wife, for heaven’s sake its very title is exciting! Lord Anthony Dewhurst is one of my favorite characters and any adventure that involves his youthful excitement is worth it.
Plot
At the beg...more

Lord Tony’s Wife provides offers nothing new in the Scarlet Pimpernel series. By this point, readers know the way the Scarlet Pimpernel operates and can probably predict the events that will lead to a successful rescue. The lack of innovation disappointed me as many books follow this one, and I f...more

Much too much dialogue and detail by and about Chauvelin, Martin-Roget, and Carrier -- the villains of the piece -- and not enough with the good guys. I skipped much of the dialogue in the middle, and skimmed most of the descriptive passages. The action is in the prologue and at the end.

On the po...more

Mm, yes, more time reacquainting myself with the League, the members of which I have not visited since that dreadfully embarrassing period of time when the Scarlet Pimpernel may have been an obsession. They’re still friends, though, and I visit them as an occasional treat. I’ve already memorized...more

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...more

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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"It all came about through the death of a pair of pigeons," he said.

Such was the combustible spirit of France in 1789, anything could light the fuse. Lord Tony's Wife kicks off at breakneck speed, an exciting prologue describing a pre-revolutionary flickering of dissent in rural Nantes and the in...more

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