B. J. Harrison Reads The Scarlet Pimpernel

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The "League of the Scarlet Pimpernel" is a secret society made up of twenty English aristocrats. The commander is the so-called "Scarlet Pimpernel" but almost nobody knows his real identity. The society aims to defy the French revolutionaries. The main goal is to rescue innocents from the deadly guillotine. Will it be that easy to escape the danger of daily executions of the Reign of Terror? Will someone finally find out who the Scarlet Pimpernel is? Will this put to an end the league’s actions against the Terror? Find out the answers in "The Scarlet Pimpernel" by Baroness Orczy. Baroness Orczy was a British author, born in Hungary, who lived in the period 1865 – 1947. Her literary legacy consists of a series of novels and playwrights. She gained wide popularity in 1905 with the publication of "The Scarlet Pimpernel", a play which she wrote together with her husband. The wide interest that followed after the first publication led to several sequels. Baroness Orczy was also an important figure during World War I as she established an organization which was women-orientated and aimed to encourage them to seek active service in the armed forces.


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