The Scarlet Pimpernel

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A witty young lady married to a rather frivolous, good-humored Englishman; their trials of affection and devotion set the scene for, "Sink me!  yet another love story. However, when one adds the suspense of a scheming man out to get a mysterious fugitive known to all of England and France as the Scarlet Pimpernel, the story begins to captivate the reader. This is just what Baroness Orczy did when she wrote her novel, The Scarlet Pimpernel. It is set in the time of the French revolution when one's background can mean his doom. The Scarlet Pimpernel is a cunning and wealthy Englishman who, with the help of his trusty league of companions, set out for France to rescue the innocent victims from the vor-acious Madame Guillotine. Lady Marguerite Blakney, a well loved ”and well known ”actress, is our second heroine (along with that mysterious man, of course) in this book and who helps guide us through it. However, the journey is not easy; it consists of numerous conflicts that arise in her marriage, her close relationship with her beloved brother, and the various accounts in which she is put through by the loathsome character, Chauvelin. Her overall conflict, though, would be the issue of trust;

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