Author:Emma Orczy

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Emma Orczy

British novelist, playwright, and artist of Hungarian origin; full name: Emma Magdalena Rozália Mária Jozefa Borbála Orczy de Orci; 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, John Blakeney

Emma Orczy



Scarlet Pimpernel series[edit]

Omnibus Editions[edit]

  • The Scarlet Pimpernel etc (1930) collection of four novels
  • The Gallant Pimpernel (1939) collection of four novels
  • The Scarlet Pimpernel: Four Complete Novels in One Volume (1957) (external scan)

Short stories and collections[edit]


Individual short stories[edit]


  • 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


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


  • 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

Works about Orczy[edit]

Some or all works by this author are in the public domain in the United States because they were published before January 1, 1928.

This author died in 1947, so works by this author are in the public domain in countries and areas where the copyright term is the author's life plus 75 years or less. These works may 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.

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