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The League of the Scarlet Pimpernel

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Written by Baroness Orczy and first published in 1919, The League of the Scarlet Pimpernel is a sequel book to the classic adventure tale, The Scarlet Pimpernel. The book consists of eleven short stories about Sir Percy Blakeney’s exploits in rescuing various aristos and French citizens from the clutches of the guillotine. The stories which are listed below, are set in 1793 but appear in no particular order. They occasionally refer to events in other books in the series.

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THE LEAGUE OF THE SCARLET PIMPERNEL

BY BARONESS ORCZY

AUTHOR OF "FLOWER O' THE LILY," "LORD TONY'S WIFE," "THE SCARLET PIMPERNEL," ETC.

CONTENTS

I SIR PERCY EXPLAINS

II A QUESTION OF PASSPORTS

III TWO GOOD PATRIOTS

IV THE OLD SCARECROW

V A FINE BIT OF WORK

VI HOW JEAN PIERRE MET THE SCARLET PIMPERNEL

VII OUT OF THE JAWS OF DEATH

VIII THE TRAITOR

IX THE CABARET DE LA LIBERTE

X "NEEDS MUST "

XI A BATTLE OF WITS

I

SIR PERCY EXPLAINS

It was not, Heaven help us all! a very uncommon occurrence these days: a woman almost unsexed by misery, starvation, and the abnormal excitement engendered by daily spectacles of revenge and of cruelty. They were to be met with every day, round every street corner, these harridans, more terrible far than were the men.

This one was still comparatively young, thirty at most; would have been good looking too, for the features were really delicate, the nose chiselled, the brow straight, the chin round and small. But the mouth! Heavens, what a mouth! Hard and cruel and thin lipped; and those eyes! sunken and rimmed with purple; eyes that told tales of sorrow and, yes! of degradation... Continue reading book >>


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Reviews (Rated: 2 Stars - 1 review)

Reviewer: - September 23, 2016
Subject: Distracting
I appreciate all of the effort to narrate this book, but I cannot get past all of the mispronunciations of words, including names. Also, there are many clicking noises throughout and some portions have an irritating quality where words sound like the high frequency is turned up.


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