A stunning new edition with deluxe cover treatments, ribbon markers, luxury endpapers and gilded edges. The unabridged text is accompanied by a Glossary of Victorian and Literary terms produced for the modern reader. During the height of the Reign of Terror in the French Revolution, the Scarlet Pimpernel leads a secret league to rescue many of those destined for the guillotine. An enigma lurking in the shadows, known only to his close friends, he faces his most deadly enemy, the sinister Chauvelin, in a series of intriguing adventures. The FLAME TREE COLLECTABLE CLASSICS are chosen to create a delightful and timeless home library. Each stunning edition features deluxe cover treatments, ribbon markers, luxury endpapers and gilded edges. The unabridged text is accompanied by a Glossary of Victorian and Literary terms for the modern reader. Hardback, Deluxe edition, foiled and embossed, with gilded edges
|Dimensions||93 × 150 mm|
Baroness Orczy (1865-1947) was born into wealthy aristocracy in Hungary, where her father was a notable composer. She studied music in Paris and art in London, where later some of her work was chosen to be exhibited at the Royal Academy. She married Montagu Barstow and they worked together to create a book of Hungarian folk tales and the play, The Scarlet Pimpernel. The Baroness brought her hero Sir Percy Blakeney into a series of successful novels which have been adapted into many movies and tv series, and continue to influence romance and historical thrillers today.