Author:Emma Orczy

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Emma Orczy
British novelist, playwright, and artist of Hungarian origin; most known for her series of novels featuring the Scarlet Pimpernel. Her Lady Molly of Scotland Yard was an early example of a female detective as the main character. Other popular detective stories featured The Old Man In the Corner, a sleuth who chiefly used logic to solve crimes. Pen names: Baroness Orczy
Emma Orczy




  • Old Hungarian Fairy Tales (1895) translator with Montague Barstow
  • The Enchanted Cat (1895) translator with Montague Barstow
  • Fairyland’s Beauty (1895) translator with Montague Barstow
  • Uletka and the White Lizard (1895) translator with Montague Barstow


  • The Scarlet Pimpernel (play) (1903)
  • The Sin of William Jackson (1906)
  • Beau Brocade (1908)
  • The Duke's Wager (1911)
  • The Legion of Honour (1918), adapted from A Sheaf of Bluebells

Short Stories[edit]


  • The Case of Miss Elliot (collection of detective stories, 1905)
  • The Old Man In the Corner (collection of detective stories, 1909) (No index) (External scan)
  • Lady Molly of Scotland Yard (collection of detective stories, 1910)
  • The Man in Grey (short stories, 1918) (External scan)
  • Castles in the Air (collection, 1921)
  • Unravelled Knots (collection of detective stories, 1926)
  • Skin o' My Tooth (collection of detective stories, 1928)

Individual short stories[edit]

  • "Needs Must" [Scarlet Pimpernel] in Adventure magazine, Aug 3, 1919 (novelette)


Scarlet Pimpernel series[edit]

  • The Scarlet Pimpernel (1905) (No index)
  • I Will Repay (novel) (1906) (External scan)
  • The Elusive Pimpernel (1908)
  • The Laughing Cavalier (1914) (No index) (External scan)
  • Lord Tony's Wife (1917)
  • The League of the Scarlet Pimpernel, (1919) (Short stories)
  • The First Sir Percy (1921)
  • The Triumph of the Scarlet Pimpernel (1922) (No index) (External scan)
  • Eldorado (novel) (External scan)
  • Pimpernel and Rosemary (1924)
  • Sir Percy Hits Back (1927)
  • Adventures of the Scarlet Pimpernel (1929) (Short stories)
  • A Child of the Revolution (1932)
  • The Way of the Scarlet Pimpernel (1933)
  • The Scarlet Pimpernel Looks at the World (1933)
  • Sir Percy Leads the Band' (1936)
  • Mam'zelle Guillotine (1940)

Omnibus Editions[edit]

  • The Scarlet Pimpernel etc (1930) collection of four novels
  • The Gallant Pimpernel (1939) collection of four novels
  • The Scarlet Pimpernel Omnibus (1957) collection of four novels


  • Links in the Chain of Life (autobiography, 1947)

Some or all works by this author are in the public domain in the United States because they were published before January 1, 1923.

The author died in 1947, so works by this author are also in the public domain in countries and areas where the copyright term is the author's life plus 70 years or less. Works by this author may also be in the public domain in countries and areas with longer native copyright terms that apply the rule of the shorter term to foreign works.