The Scarlet Pimpernel

Emmuska Orczy (Author)
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Product Details

Price
$5.95
Publisher
Bantam Classics
Publish Date
March 01, 1992
Pages
272
Dimensions
4.27 X 0.7 X 6.82 inches | 0.32 pounds
Language
English
Type
Mass Market Paperbound
EAN/UPC
9780553214024
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About the Author

Baroness Emmuska Orczy artist, playwright, and author, was born in Tarnaรถrs, Hungary, in 1865. Although all her manuscripts were written in English, she did not learn the language until she and her parents, Baron Felix and Countess Emma Orczy, moved to London when she was fifteen. Schooled as a painter, she married fellow art student John Montagu Barstow in 1894. Although some of her paintings were accepted by the Royal Academy in London, the influence of the works of Dickens and Bret Harte, as well as newly popular light fiction from America, encouraged her to write. A prolific author, the Baroness penned dozens of romantic novels, detective stories, and plays, but is best remembered for The Scarlet Pimpernel. Based on an idea that came to her on a London underground platform, the story took just five weeks to write and become a huge success in print, on stage, and in film. Her other works include The Man in Grey, Skin O' My Tooth, The Laughing Cavalier, and Eldorado, a sequel to The Scarlet Pimpernel. Baroness Orczy died in London in 1947.

Reviews

"Arguably the best adventure story ever published and certainly the most influential that appeared during the early decades of the twentieth century."--Gary Hoppenstand