BOOK The Scarlet Pimpernel
DOC ☆ READER The Scarlet Pimpernel 9781576469231 ✓ ❮PDF / Epub❯ ✅ The Scarlet Pimpernel ❤ Author Emmuska Orczy – Johns-cycling-diary.co.uk Armed with only his wits and his cunning one man recklessly defies the French revolutionaries and rescues scores of innocent men women and children from theCarlet Pimpernel But the ruthless French agent Chauvelin is sworn to discover his identity and to hunt him do To start let me uote the book blurb Armed with only his wits and his cunning one man recklessly defies the French revolutionaries and rescues scores of innocent men women and children from the deadly guillotine His friends and foes know him only as the Scarlet Pimpernel But the ruthless French agent Chauvelin is sworn to discover his identity and to hunt him downDoes it sound like a swashbuckling adventure full of action sword fights and other related things? Let me assure you this is exactly that the book does not have What it actually has is melodrama coming from a married couple in love with each other but having wrong impression about their partner So a gorgeous smart French woman married a simple in terms of intellect but rich British nobleman It seemed to be a match made in Heaven she got money and he got a young beauty but it did not work for them Especially after the guy realized his wife was the reason one of the French noble was sent to guillotine I cannot even say the later had not deserve it The book is about couple's attempts at trying to understand each other The rest French revolution Scarlet Pimpernel etc was just a background From my side I can say I expected something different Had this book been billed as melodrama I would not have any complaints about it As such it delivers fully angst emotional trauma tragedy etc From this point of view it is good Let me mention characters now that I talked about the story The heroine was uite good but ultimately useless and helpless which is to be expected considering the time the book was written The hero was written in such a way that made me suspend my disbelieve as I could not imagine him being a person ever existing in real life Other characters only served to move the plot forwardDespite everything the story was good enough for me to never think about not finishing the book It was good and taken together with everything else my rating is 3 stars uite good but not outstanding in any way PS Speaking about adventure books taking place during French Revolution I found Scaramouche by Rafael Sabatini to be better
Emmuska Orczy ↠ The Scarlet Pimpernel MOBI
Armed with only his wits and his cunning one man recklessly defies the French revolutionaries and rescues sco Here's my new and improved title for this book The Scarlet Pimpernel A Classic That Doesn't Suck Sweaty Balls I can't usually make it through classic literature Does this make me a bad person? I think notThere are manymanymany other things I do on a daily basis that make me a bad person but not being able to force myself to read in my opinion outdated and overrated books is not one of themThere are other readers out there like me I'm sure of it And it's you guys that I'm talking to nowRejoice fellow slackers There is a classic that you can actually readImagine itYou're sitting on a bench engrossed in a book The person next to you leans over and asks What are you reading? You can finally plaster a smug ass smile on your face and say Why right now I'm thoroughly enjoying Orczy's classic The Scarlet Pimpernel See? Doesn't that sound awesomeAnd when someone asks you what you've recently read you won't have to admit to the fact that you're deep into a series about an alien who falls in love with his human neighbor your extensive comic book collection or all of that erotica that's hidden neatly away on your Kindle Now is this book really a four star novel by my 'real book' standards? Fuck no It's old as shit The copy I got didn't even have anything on the cover You know it's old when it has got that black cover thing going on The pages were creaky it smelled weird and I think there's a possibility I should have had it tested for mold before I brought it into my house ButIt's a readable bookGo get it and for a few blissful moments you can pretend that you're an intellectual giant
READER Ì The Scarlet Pimpernel ↠ Emmuska Orczy
The Scarlet PimpernelRes of innocent men women and children from the deadly guillotine His friends and foes know him only as the S “A surging seething murmuring crowd of beings that are human only in name for to the eye and ear they seem naught but savage creatures animated by vile passions and by the lust of vengeance and of hate” The Scarlet Pimpernel Baroness OrczyIt’s been too long since I last enjoyed a classic novel and I was beginning to fear that I was falling out of love with my favourite genre Well I found the remedy with “The Scarlet Pimpernel” What a lot of funThe French Revolution is one of my favourite periods of history to learn about despite the morbidity and the violence and cruelty It's shocking to be reminded of the fact that even children were guillotined It makes you wonder why on earth people felt the need to be so barbaric and unforgivingBaroness Orczy also introduces us to one of the most interesting characters in literature in my opinion Sir Percival Blakeney Bart aka The Scarlet Pimpernel His character is an example of what I’d call the Columbo effect a dopey demeanour that puts people at ease and disguises sheer brilliance Sir Percy is a fop who is obsessed with fashion and making inane comments that amuse those around him Surely he can’t be the Scarlet Pimpernel???