Baroness Emmuska Orczy (1865-1947) was a British novelist, playwright and artist whose noble Hungarian origins afforded her an idyllic childhood and extensive education in the arts at schools in Brussels, Paris and London. In 1903, with the success of a play written by Orczy and her husband based on one of her short stories about an English aristocrat, Orczy rewrote the story as a novel that drew huge sales.
As a result, "The Scarlet Pimpernel" cemented Orczy's name in the literary world, and led to over a dozen sequels and countless television, film and musical reproductions. "The Elusive Pimpernel" is the fourth book in this series of novels featuring the cunning and valiant Pimpernel, a master of disguise and hero of the French Revolution. In this sequel, the French agent Chauvelin seeks revenge once and for all against the Pimpernel for the humiliations he has suffered. Literary thrill-seekers won't be disappointed with this racy and melodramatic story of romance and revenge.
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