The Scarlet Pimpernel

Original publication date:
1905
Setting:
September-October, 1792
Summary:

During the Reign of Terror, aristocrats condemned to die are mysteriously disappearing. Rumor has it that this is the work of an elusive band of Englishmen; their leader, the Scarlet Pimpernel.  Marguerite Blakeney, a beautiful French actress lately married to an English baronet, finds herself in a difficult situation. A ruthless agent of the Committee of Public Safety, Citizen Chauvelin, has black-mailed her to help him discover the identity of the Scarlet Pimpernel. Can she save her only brother from death? Will she betray a brave but mysterious hero to his death? Is this the end of the Scarlet Pimpernel?!
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