The Scarlet Pimpernel
The Scarlet Pimpernel was a novel written in 1905 by Baroness Emma Orczy. Hutchinson published the book. It has 306 pages. Its genre was primarily a Historical
The point of view of the novel is third person omniscient. The novel is written through the eyes of several characters, most often through the eyes of Marguerite Blakeney. The author is the narrator in the novel.
The Scarlet Pimpernel begins in French Revolution, with the revolutionary masses at the West Barricade waiting for the escaping aristocrats to be captured and sent to the guillotine. But we learn that in recent times, more and more aristocrats have escaped because of the help of the famous Scarlet Pimpernel who comes in disguise to free the nobility from certain death. While in England, several French escaped people get together with the The Scarlet Pimpernel members in a small pub. The rescued Comtesse de Tournaysoon arrives with her daughter and son, but says that her husband is still in Paris. She wants to thank the Scarlet Pimpernel for rescuing her, but is told his identity must be kept a secret. She mentions Marguerite St. Just, who witnessed against an innocent family. Right then Marguerite St. Just arrives. In England, Marguerite St. Just is known as Lady Blakeney who married Percy Blakeney a very rich man in England. But Percy is boring and dull, challenged to a duel Percy looks like a bigger fool as his wife smartly defuses the situation. Lady Blakeney's brother leaves for France and tells her he hates her. She meets Chauvelin a french man who wants to know who the Scarlet Pimpernel is. She refuses. Chauvelin finds a letter from Marguerite's brother and blackmailed her. Lady Blakeney finds out that the Pimpernel will be waiting in one of the rooms at one o'clock that night. Bur they only find Percy stretched out on the couch taking a nap. Lady Blakeney and Percy go to their country home outside the city of London. Lady Blakeney tells him why she...