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The Scarlet Pimpernel by Emmuska Orczy
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Nov 08, 2008

really liked it
bookshelves: classics, 2009, reviewed, romance-y
Read in April, 2009

I really enjoyed this book. It was a quick read, and a rather satisfying story of redemption and love.

I would have liked to see a bit more about why the Scarlet Pimpernel set out on his mission in the first place. It seems rather disappointing for it to be simply sport. Not very noble to play with peoples' lives.

Aside from that, I did enjoy the story. I loved the way that Marguerite grew during the course of the story, as well as how she was able to overcome her pride in order to recognize what was right in front of her the whole time.

Definitely recommended.
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message 1: by Liz (new) - rated it 3 stars

Liz My favorite part of the whole book?
"We seek him here
We seek him there
Those Frenchies seek him everywhere.
Is he in heaven?
Is he in hell?
That damned elusive pimpernel!"
I read this book a while ago, and that has stuck in my brain. Glad you liked it :)

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