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The Scarlet Pimpernel by Emmuska Orczy
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Feb 06, 12

bookshelves: reading-through-history, 2012
Read from February 01 to 05, 2012

I was unaware that this book takes place in 1792, in the thick of the French Revolution.
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Petra I don't know how many times I've seen the movie but I've never read the book. Must remedy that. It's a terrific older movie.


Alex Very entertaining book, although politically it's kindof uncomfortable; Orczy's take on the French Revolution is blindly monarchist, and there's some pretty terrible anti-Semitism. But as an adventure story, it's first rate.


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