I hate to admit that I've never read The Scarlet Pimpernel, but I'm a huge fan of the movie! Anthony Andrews does a spectacular job in his portrayal of Sir Percy Blakeney. Sink meh!
My assistant has read the book multiple times, and it's now on my TBR pile. I hope you love this timeless classic as much we do.
The breathtaking debut of the one man brave enough to stand up to the Reign of Terror
The Revolution has begun, and the streets of Paris run red with blood. Every aristocrat has been declared a traitor; the guillotine awaits them all. At the city’s West Gate, the tyrannical Sergeant Bibot toys with desperate families, allowing them to think for a moment that escape is a possibility. It is not. Every last member of the nobility—man, woman, and child—will pay the ultimate price.
Only one man stands in the way of the ruthless mobs. The Scarlet Pimpernel, his name taken from the flower he leaves as a calling card, has infiltrated Paris to bring as many innocent nobles to safety across the English Channel as he can. Savior of the aristocracy, scourge of the executioner, the Pimpernel is a hero like no other. But who is he? Marguerite Blakeney, whose dandy of a British husband has been nothing but a disappointment, would love to find out.
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