The Scarlet Pimpernel

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The Scarlet Pimpernel  (1905) 
by Emma Orczy
Primarily an adventure novel, set in 1792, during the early stages of the French Revolution. Originally written for the stage in 1905, where it was hugely popular, it was soon followed by this, equally successful, novel.

The Scarlet Pimpernel is the name of a chivalrous Englishman, in the time of the Terrors in France, who, with his band of gentlemen, rescues aristocrats before they can be killed by the violent government in revolutionary France. He is known by his symbol, a simple flower, the scarlet pimpernel (Anagallis arvensis). Excerpted from The Scarlet Pimpernel on Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

This work is in the public domain in the United States because it was published before January 1, 1926.


The author died in 1947, so this work is also in the public domain in countries and areas where the copyright term is the author's life plus 70 years or less. This work 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.