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The Scarlet Pimpernel by Emmuska Orczy
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Jan 19, 12

bookshelves: 2012, audiobook, fiction, adventure
Read from January 11 to 18, 2012

The Scarlet Pimpernel fits into a rare niche in my reading that is the overlap of "things that were written a century ago" and "things that are fun". I made no claims that the book is worthy of high historic or literary merit, everything of importance is handed to the reader. The reader is beaten over the head with how the characters are feeling and the author's sentiment towards the French both of which get tiresome.

Finally, just as any discussion of Mark Twain is going to include n-word, I found the short passage of the book that I'd entitle "Jew Bludgeoning for Fun and Profit" to go against my sensibilities. I'm curious what'll be taboo in modern writing a century from now.

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