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Lord Tony's Wife (The Scarlet Pimpernel (chronological order) #5)

3.83  ·  Rating Details  ·  303 Ratings  ·  18 Reviews
Lord Antony Dewhurst is 'a splendid fellow - a fine sportsman, a loyal gentleman'. The young gallant is also Percy's close friend and a lieutenant in the League. The year is 1793 and in Nantes, France, the hunting of aristocrats goes on. And over in England, the enemy has kidnapped Lord Tony's wife, Yvonne. It falls to the Scarlet Pimpernel to rescue her ...more
Paperback, 300 pages
Published July 30th 2001 by House of Stratus (first published 1917)
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Tricia Mingerink
May 05, 2016 Tricia Mingerink rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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 compared to some of his other adventures. He didn't even have to work hard on this one.

Sir Percy wasn't in this one a whole lot. He's there, but no witty banter with Chauvelin, which was a disappointmen
Jan 04, 2012 Krysta rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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 fear they will soon grow old if Orczy does not change her formula. Despite the predictability, however, I enjoyed the story both because it is, after all, about the Scarlet Pimpernel, and because it gives ...more
Laura P.
Jan 13, 2016 Laura P. rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Once again I was totally surprised by the scarlet pimpernel disguises...I wasn't expecting that!
As usual, the story was highly 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!
Percy & Marguerite are terribly adorable! *sniffs*
Last but not least, poor Chambertin/ Chauvelin...he just can't win.
Perry Whitford
"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 injustice which follows it.

A father is hanged in place of the rebellious son who whipped up the frenzy of a mob, only to disappear in the aftermath. This son, Pierre Adet, plots an unusually humiliating r
Mar 01, 2012 Amy rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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.
At the beginning of the revolution, a young man named Pierre Adet leads a mob against his lord, the Duc de Kernogan in Nantes. His plan fails and he is forced to flee, but the Duc, determined to have justice, hang
Feb 06, 2014 Alisha rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
It's been so long since I've read a Scarlet Pimpernel book that I can't remember if they're all like this, but there was way too much time spent on the plottings of the bad guys and not enough time with Sir Percy!!
An excellent followup in the Scarlet Pimpernel series, bringing in favorite characters from the original, plenty of adventure and escapades.
Linda Jacobs
Nov 28, 2014 Linda Jacobs rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: adventure
The Scarlet Pimpernel uses disguises to rescue the kidnapped wife of his friend in France during the reign of terror.
Judy Ann
Nov 28, 2012 Judy Ann rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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 until I've finished reading it, but even then I just had to reread the whole story! :) Definitely, absolutely a must read!
Nov 13, 2013 Doris rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: british-lit
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 not sure if this is uncommon or not. Pretty forgettable on the whole.
Oct 07, 2013 Suvi rated it did not like it
I have no idea why I finished this book. It's honestly very bad. The previous sequels were at least readable, but I'd seriously recommend skipping this one.

My main impression after finishing the book was something a lot like "peeling wallpaper and peasants are evil". And that was it.
Jun 16, 2008 Tara rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
This is my least favourite of the Pimpernel books. It was so slow and there wasn't much of a payoff in the end. I thought this book was too predictable, maybe it's because I've read five of them now. It had potential but didn't come to anything. Not one I'd recommend.
Lynne Stringer
I enjoyed this novel, although it was quite as much of a favourite as some of the others. It was nice to see Lord Tony get a girl and it was certainly entertaining. Although the ending, as I find with some of Orczy's novels, seems a bit beyond belief.
Mar 16, 2016 Rachael rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I love this author and thesse books! <3 Such adventure. Such suspense and in the end, it all works out!
Insipid sequel to The Scarlet Pimpernel, with a superficial plot in which the Scarlet Pimpernel hardly appears.
Not my favorite in the series by any means, but anything with Percy in it is worth reading!
Sep 16, 2013 Margareth8537 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Percy's close friends are just as appealing as he is, so nice to see a book about them
This is one of my favorite of the Scarlet Pimpernel series!
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Full name: Emma ("Emmuska") Magdolna Rozália Mária Jozefa Borbála Orczy de Orczi was a Hungarian-British novelist, best remembered as the author of THE SCARLET PIMPERNEL (1905). Baroness Orczy's sequels to the novel were less successful. She was also an artist, and her works were exhibited at the Royal Academy, London. Her first venture into fiction was with crime stories. Among her most popular c ...more
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