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Sir Percy Hits Back (The Scarlet Pimpernel (chronological order) #9)

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The League is up to their old tricks again, but this time they have the help of a local simple girl from the country, Fleurette. When she and her love fall into danger for her help, the League decides these two innocents must be rescued as well. But matters are complicated when the Pimpernel discovers that Fleurette is none other than Citizen Chauvelin's only child! Will C ...more
Hardcover, 320 pages
Published March 1st 2000 by Buccaneer Books (first published 1927)
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It's a good story but the idea of Chauvelin raising such an innocent sweet daughter while he's off murdering and scheming across the French countryside seems rather improbable. But then again, I guess everything about the Scarlet Pimpernel books is improbable. They're just pure escapism.
Apr 08, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I just love this series, I always have. These books gave me an interest in the French Revolution (because they reference real people and real events).

In this one we get to see the unwitting hypocrisy of Monsieur Chambertin.

The thing is, I always felt terribly sorry for Adèle. Orczy doesn't seem to be hugely sympathetic to her, but I think her situation sounds just awful :(

I also tend to favour the ones in which we get to see the Sir Percy side of the character as well as the Pimpernel. But the
Aug 22, 2008 rated it really liked it
My reaction to Sir Percy Hits Back.
I wish I could rewrite it. Maybe I'll do that as a school project, it'd be kind of fun. Now, why what would I change? Well, it's a bit ranty. She spends such a long time going on about what's going on and describing what people are thinking and the climaxes are all weird and there seem to be things that are just plain contradictory.
How can someone be at the same time "calm" and "terrified" in the same moment? The emotions she sets, I can't quite flow with them.
Elyse Kelly
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Sir Percy Hits Back is one of many sequels to The Scarlet Pimpernel. It spends most of its time examining an unknown side of the series' villain, Chauvelin. Usually portrayed as a calculating, cold-hearted executioner, the character's softer side is shown as the reader discovers he is a father. It was an excellent example of how to make a character--even a villainous one--sympathetic to the reader. In the other books, Orczy habitually describes Chauvelin's hands as talon-like and sinister. Howev ...more
Aug 28, 2009 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
An excellant adventure of another mission that the Scarlet Pimpernel takes to save the innocent, and in this instance, some familiar faces are in need of saving! Though this was quite an injoyable read, I didn't find it to be quite as reviting as some of Orczy's other books in her Scarlet Pimpernel series. I would suggest reading Orczy's more exhilerating books first such as, El Dorado, The Elusive Pimpernel, and of course, The Scarlet Pimpernel, before starting with this book.
Though with all o
Apr 14, 2010 rated it liked it
So this book was good in that the story is mostly told from the enemy's point of view and Chavlin has been put in a tight position... But I still like The First Sir Percy, The Scarlet Pimpernel, El Dorado, and The Elusive Pimpernel the best. Two more to Go!
Lynne Stringer
It's a real shame the blurb for this book gives away the story. Fortunately, I hadn't read any blurb so had to guess what was coming. That aspect of the story made it really delightful, especially given how it played out. This is probably one of my favourite Pimpernel novels.
Apr 08, 2008 rated it it was amazing
This is great book!
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Warning: a little bit of language and perhaps more "romance" than parents might want. I plan to read this again and create a Clean Guide. Check back again or message me to request this be bumped to the top of the list!
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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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