Scarlet Pimpernel

by Baroness Orczy


By 1792, the idealism of the French Revolution has degenerated into a Reign of Terror. Ruthless mobs rule the streets of Paris, and each day, hundreds of royalists are sacrificed to the guillotine, with hundreds more condemned to follow. Their only hope lies in rescue by the Scarlet Pimpernel.

“The present is not so glorious but that I should wish to dwell a little in the past.”

Baroness Emma Orczy, The Scarlet Pimpernel