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Book Title: The Elusive Pimpernel|
The author of the book: Emmuska Orczy
Edition: Buccaneer Books
Date of issue: December 1st 1984
ISBN 13: 9780899664880
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Reader ratings: 6.6
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 5.65 MB
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Whew! That was fun and very riveting. I even groaned throughout with uncertainty (#hardlyeverhappens)!
A little less foolishness with the romantic relationship, and a very quick moving engaging plot – I was especially engaged with the mood and atmosphere and a real sense of place and time.... and of course who doesn't love to see arch enemies meet again? The repartee and tension between Chauvelin and Percy is excellent, although I was a little disappointed at not seeing them swordfight.
A page turner from the very beginning!
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Read information about the authorFull name: Emma ("Emmuska") Magdolna Rozália Mária Jozefa Borbála Orczy de Orczi was a Hungarian-British novelist, best remembered as the author of THE SCARLET PIMPERNEL (1905). Baroness Orczy's sequels to the novel were less successful. She was also an artist, and her works were exhibited at the Royal Academy, London. Her first venture into fiction was with crime stories. Among her most popular characters was The Old Man in the Corner, who was featured in a series of twelve British movies from 1924, starring Rolf Leslie.
Baroness Emmuska Orczy was born in Tarnaörs, Hungary, as the only daughter of Baron Felix Orczy, a noted composer and conductor, and his wife Emma. Her father was a friend of such composers as Wagner, Liszt, and Gounod. Orczy moved with her parents from Budapest to Brussels and then to London, learning to speak English at the age of fifteen. She was educated in convent schools in Brussels and Paris. In London she studied at the West London School of Art. Orczy married in 1894 Montague Barstow, whom she had met while studying at the Heatherby School of Art. Together they started to produce book and magazine illustrations and published an edition of Hungarian folktales.
Orczy's first detective stories appeared in magazines. As a writer she became famous in 1903 with the stage version of the Scarlet Pimpernel.
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