The Scarlet Pimpernel - Baroness Emma Orczy

The Scarlet Pimpernel

By Baroness Emma Orczy

  • Release Date: 1922-01-01
  • Genre: Action & Adventure
Score: 4.5
From 505 Ratings


Armed with only his wits and his cunning, one man recklessly defies the French revolutionaries and rescues scores of innocent men, women, and children from the deadly guillotine. His friends and foes know him only as the Scarlet Pimpernel. But the ruthless French agent Chauvelin is sworn to discover his identity and to hunt him down.


  • Just ok

    By epic neptune
    Plot was good kinda dragged for me
  • The scarlet pimpernel

    By seconset islandoo
    Fabulous. Exciting. Amazing.
  • Amusing

    By Designer Dan
    It was amusing, but cheesey. Odd’s fish!
  • The scarlet pimpernel

    By Gstyuop
    Extremely readable adventure story. It was not all what I expected. Told in s straight forward writing style with a heavy pinch of British charm. Only criticism is that the character depth is little shallow, but it's the plot line that drives this novel. I was sad to finish reading it.
  • Absolutely Amazing!!!

    By BlueAnnikaNoble1
    I originally had to read this for literature for the first semester of seventh grade and now love this book. It is perfect and would be great reading for most, my one warning is if you're not used to reading harder literature then you might want to work your way up to this. Orczy does a wonderful job describing everything and coming up with a storyline that is unique. Overall this is certainly a great book to read for fun!
  • The scarlet pimpernel

    By godsgrl
    This was a wonderful read about the French Rebolution and the atrocities committed there are the brave English men who would save those ordered to die by Madame Guilotine.
  • You will NOT regret reading this cunning tale!!!!

    By landdolphin
    Never have I read a book quite so enticing. From page 1 and on, I was completely and utterably entranced. "The Scarlet Pimpernel" proved to be full of a kind of ingenuity and cleverness which I couldn't help but give my full attention to. This book has everything - adventure, suspense, and even some romance! What I am saying is basically this - you will NOT be sorry for reading this delicious novel. And yes, I mean it when I say that this rare treat is delicious, for there is never a dull moment; the story unfolds quickly, but not abruptly; as the reader you will feel complete after reading it; you will be filled with emotions that resemble awe and amazement. This is definitely one of, if not my favorite, books of all time. For reference, I am a 15 year old female. But, nevertheless, age, nor gender matters not in the verdict concerning the wonderfullness of this book.

    By 😺😄😺😺😄
    The detail in this book is incredible. I cannot believe I couldn't put "The Scarlet Pimpernel" down, because I generally am really not a reader, But every chapter ended with a cliff hanger and Orczy REALLY made the characters come off the page. Everyone should read this book it is unpredictable, surprising, and addicting!!!!
  • The Scarlet Pimpernel

    By Jetson42
    Well, I'm only 12 but I read this book for fun, and I thought it was amazing! I just finished it today and I can't wait to read the next one! It was easy for me to understand and the characters are so interesting! I think that even though the main character is a girl:) A boy would like it too because of all the action. I think that modern day books like the hunger games and divergent(which I have read)kind of build off of books like this. You should definitely read this before you read those other books. I hope my review was helpful😊bye. Also @campfiresong You must be a 15 year old boy who was forced to read this for school; because this is a great book and I'm only 12!!!!!!
  • To Die For

    By bogmire
    I do not like reading, but I will pick up this masterpiece ANYTIME. Its beautiful and so classic. Its my favorite book. No one has ever read it and disliked it. The movies (1934 and 1984) are also to die for. I can not recommend this book enough!