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September 2020: Other Books > [Poll Ballot] The Scarlet Pimpernel by Emmuska Orczy 5 stars

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message 1: by Sue (new) - rated it 5 stars

Sue | 1087 comments Wonderful book!

The Scarlet Pimpernel (named after a small red flower that is his signature) is engaged in saving French loyalists from the guillotine during the French Revolution. Using disguises and cunning, the Scarlet Pimpernel performs these daring rescues right under the noses of the angry mob.

When he's not rescuing French loyalists, the Scarlet Pimpernel is mild-mannered, foppish, wealthy Sir Percy Blakeney. He disguises his activities by appearing to be utterly useless. So good is his disguise that even his own wife doesn't know his alter-identity.

This book is considered the proto-type for many heroes to follow: Zorro, Batman and others. It's been made into a few movies, and now I need to watch some of them!

Tien (tiensblurb) | 720 comments Awww I'm so happy that you loved the book, Sue xo

message 3: by Sue (new) - rated it 5 stars

Sue | 1087 comments Tien - Knowing this is one of your all-time favorites made this book so much more fun to read!

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