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The Scarlet Pimpernel

Baroness Emmuska Orczy

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Description:

In the year 1792, Sir Percy and Lady Marguerite Blakeney are the darlings of British society-he is known as one of the wealthiest men in England and a dimwit; she is French, a stunning former actress, and "the cleverest woman in Europe"-and they find themselves at the center of a deadly political intrigue. The Reign of Terror controls France, and every day aristocrats in Paris fall victim to Madame la Guillotine. Only one man can rescue them-the Scarlet Pimpernel, a master of disguise who leaves a calling card bearing only a signature red flower. As the fascinating connection between the Blakeneys and this mysterious hero is revealed, they are forced to choose between love and loyalty in order to avoid the French agent Chauvelin, who relentlessly hunts the Scarlet Pimpernel. The Scarlet Pimpernel is the best-known novel by Baroness Emmuska Orczy, a prolific author of popular fiction and plays. First published in 1905, it pioneered the tale of the masked avenger and paved the way for such future enigmatic swashbucklers as Zorro and the Lone Ranger. Repeatedly adapted for stage and screen-including as a successful Broadway musical-The Scarlet Pimpernel is a relevant and enormously entertaining tale of survival and pluck during times of widespread fear, hypocrisy, and corruption.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Wanda McCaddon

Length:

8h 5m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

16:10


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

18:32


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

14:27


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

14:53


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

10:44


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

19:53


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

11:41


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

21:49


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

11:59


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

28:41


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

12:23


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

16:20


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

04:42


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

15:50


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

09:53


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

27:51


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

13:15


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

08:22


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

17:56


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

12:45


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

15:17


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

18:06


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

12:35


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

12:36


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

15:53


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

17:09


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

13:56


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

17:26


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

08:56


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

23:31


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

22:05