Author:Emma Orczy

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Emma Orczy
(1865–1947)
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. [Excerpted from the Wikipedia article]
Emma Orczy

Works[edit]

(incomplete)

Translations[edit]

  • 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

Plays[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

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)
  • Castles in the Air (collection, 1921)
  • Unravelled Knots (collection of detective stories, 1926)
  • Skin o' My Tooth (collection of detective stories, 1928)

Novels[edit]

  • The Emperor's Candlesticks (1899) (No index)
  • In Mary's Reign(1901) later The Tangled Skein (1907) (External scan)
  • By the Gods Beloved (1905), later released in the US as The Gates of Kamt (1907) (External scan)
  • A Son of the People (1906) (External scan)
  • Beau Brocade (1907)
  • The Nest of the Sparrowhawk (1909)
  • Petticoat Government (1910)
  • A True Woman (1911) (External scan)
  • The Traitor (1912)
  • The Good Patriots (1912)
  • Fire in Stubble (1912)
  • Meadowsweet (1912) (External scan)
  • Unto Cæsar (1914) Project Gutenberg
  • A Bride of the Plains (1915) (External scan)
  • The Bronze Eagle (1915) (External scan)
  • Leatherface (1916) (External scan)
  • Lord Tony's Wife The Scarlet Pimpernel series (1917)
  • A Sheaf of Bluebells (1917)
  • Flower o' the Lily (1918)
  • His Majesty's Well-beloved (1919)
  • Nicolette: A Tale of Old Provence (1922) (External scan)
  • The Honourable Jim (1924)
  • Les Beaux et les Dandys de Grand Siècles en Angleterre (1924)
  • The Miser of Maida Vale (1925)
  • A Question of Temptation (1925)
  • The Celestial City (1926)
  • Blue Eyes and Grey (1929)
  • Marivosa (1930)
  • In the Rue Monge (1931)
  • A Joyous Adventure (1932)
  • A Spy of Napoleon (1934)
  • The Uncrowned King (1935)
  • The Turbulent Duchess (1935)
  • The Divine Folly (1937)
  • No Greater Love (1938)
  • Pride of Race (1942)
  • The Will-O'-The-Wisp (1947)

Scarlet Pimpernel series[edit]

(Novels and short stories. Arranged historically.)

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

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

Non-Fiction[edit]

  • 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 60 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.