The Scarlet Pimpernel

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A swashbuckling classic of action-adventure with one of the most distinctive heroes in fiction – the flamboyant Scarlet Pimpernel. With an introduction by Dame Hilary Mantel, the Booker prize-winning author of Wolf Hall and Bring Up the Bodies

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Designed to appeal to the book lover, the Macmillan Collector’s Library is a series of beautiful gift editions of much loved classic titles. Macmillan Collector’s Library are books to love and treasure.

The French Revolution is in full swing and the aristocracy are being sent to the guillotine in their hundreds. In the shadows, English dandy Sir Peter Blakeney – working under his alter ego, the Scarlet Pimpernel – is breaking the condemned out of prison and leaving his distinctive calling card, a picture of a red flower, to torment the French authorities. A master of disguise, infamous escape artist and flamboyant swordsman, his identity is such a closely guarded secret that even his wife is in the dark. But, with enemy agents on close his tail, his failure to trust her might be his undoing.

The very first hero with a secret identity, the Scarlet Pimpernel is a worthy precursor to Zorro and Batman. His daring antics (and undeniable flair) are just as delightful today as they were a century ago.

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Weight 0.196 kg
Dimensions 15.7 × 10 × 2 cm
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Publisher

Imprint

Cover

Hardback

Pages

320

Language

English

Edition

|Reprint

Dewey

823.912 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K