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The Scarlet Pimpernel

The Scarlet Pimpernel

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By 1792, the idealism of the French Revolution had degeneration into a Reign of Terror. Ruthless mobs ruled the streets of Paris; and each day, hundreds of royals were executed by the guillotine, with hundreds more condemned to follow. Their only hope lay in being rescued by the Scarlet Pimpernel, the daring leader of an English faction that spirited aristocrats across the Channel to safety. But who was this Pimpernel, whose пот de guerre derived from the scarlet wild-flower he employed as a calling card?
First published in 1905, this historical adventure story - timeless in its appeal - is an irresistible blend of romance, intrigue, and suspense. Readers will thrill to the gallantry of its elusive, brave, and dashing hero who becomes the darling of the people, particularly Marguerite Blakeney, who scorns her foppish husband, Percy, as ardently as she admires the Pimpernel.
The basis of a classic film and a Broadway musical, this ever-popular, swashbuckling tale is a treat for adventure fans and readers who love intrigue.

Формат: 13 см x 21 см.