The Scarlet Pimpernel
- United States
More informationA thrilling tale of mystery and suspense set during the French Revolution, where a dashing English aristocrat risks his life to enter France and save innocents from the guillotine. Baroness Orczy's marvelously romantic tale of an English bonvivant, Sir Percy Blakeney, and his secretive plots to secure the escape of beleaguered French aristocrats from the clutches of "Madame la Guillotine".
The League of the Scarlet Pimpernel is a secret society of English aristocrats who are determined to rescue their French counterparts from execution. Their leader is the mysterious Scarlet Pimpernel, whose name comes from the drawing of a red flower he uses to sign his messages.
Table of Contents:
Chapter I - Paris: September, 1792
Chapter II - Dover: "The Fisherman's Rest"
Chapter III - The Refugees
Chapter IV - The League of the Scarlet Pimpernel
Chapter V - Marguerite
Chapter VI - An Exquisite of '92
Chapter VII - The Secret Orchard
Chapter VIII - The Accredited Agent
Chapter IX - The Outrage
Chapter X - In the Opera Box
Chapter XI - Lord Grenville's Ball
Chapter XII - The Scrap of Paper
Chapter XIII - Either--Or?
Chapter XIV - One O'Clock Precisely!
Chapter XV - Doubt
Chapter XVI - Richmond
Chapter XVII - Farewell
Chapter XVIII - The Mysterious Device
Chapter XIX - The Scarlet Pimpernel
Chapter XX - The Friend
Chapter XXI - Suspense
Chapter XXII - Calais
Chapter XXIII - Hope
Chapter XXIV - The Death-Trap
Chapter XXV - The Eagle and the Fox
Chapter XXVI - The Jew
Chapter XXVII - On the Track
Chapter XXVIII - The Pere Blanchard's Hut
Chapter XXIX - Trapped
Chapter XXX - The Schooner
Chapter XXXI - The Escape