Parigi, 1792: la ghigliottina lavora a pieno regime. Robespierre e i suoi seminano il Terrore decapitando gli oppositori, accanendosi specialmente sui nobili. Come dal nulla, però, compare una figura misteriosa, che con coraggio e ingegnosi stratagemmi fa evadere i condannati a morte trasportandoli oltre la Manica. Un piccolo fiore scarlatto è il marchio di questo impavido paladino degli oppressi, conosciuto ormai da tutti come la 'Primula Rossa'. Dove si nasconde questo inafferrabile eroe mascherato? E perché nessuno sembra conoscerlo? La verità andrà oltre ogni immaginazione?
- ISBN: 8867151274
- Casa Editrice: Salani
- Pagine: 335
Here's my new and improved title for this book... The Scarlet Pimpernel: A Classic That Doesn't Suck Sweaty Balls. I can't usually make it through classic literature. Does this make me a bad person? I think not. There are manymanymany other things I do on a daily basis that make me a bad person, b
Odd's Fish ! Is this book an action adventure, a romance, historical fiction? Baroness Orczy has provided us with all that. Tis a fun romp, I say. Had I known how much of this story was romance, I might not have read it but then I would have missed out on how good an all round story it really is. Baro Leggi tutto
I've always had a thing for books that use the Scarlet Pimpernel trope: the intelligent, capable person who hides behind a mask of inanity. So Emma Orczy gets extra points from me for popularizing this secret identity plot device in her 1905 book The Scarlet Pimpernel . It's 1792, the early days of th Leggi tutto
I have seen a movie version on this book at some point but I had not read the book. I am so glad I did. I highly recommend it. Don't rely on the movie versions of this classic, they don't do it justice. If you have an e reader this book should be free. I ordered mine on Kindle. There were some typos Leggi tutto
“A surging, seething murmuring crowd, of beings that are human only in name, for to the eye and ear they seem naught but savage creatures, animated by vile passions and by the lust of vengeance and of hate.” - The Scarlet Pimpernel, Baroness Orczy It’s been too long since I last enjoyed a classic nove Leggi tutto
When the guillotine dropped quickly, remorselessly, and often, there arose a mysterious Englishman, who crossed the channel, to rescue the French Aristocrats ( mostly innocent victims), he called himself, "The Scarlet Pimpernel" . Named after a modest, British flower, this person organized a band of Leggi tutto
Rick Flair talks about The Scarlet Pimpernel. WHOOOOOOOAAAAA! LET ME TELL YOU SOMETHIN, BROTHER, THIS IS ONE BAD MAMMA JAMMA OF A BOOK, YOU KNOW WHAT I’M SAYIN?? Let me step it down a notch for you literary librarian types and let me pose a question: was the Scarlet Pimpernel the first masked superhero Leggi tutto
To start let me quote the book blurb. "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 Fren Leggi tutto
Okay, I read this for exactly two reasons: one, I thought this book was on The List (it's not); and two, the Scarlet Pimpernel is the inspiration for the Bruce Wayne/Batman dichotomy and I am a giant dork. For a book about a secret team of English nobleman working to rescue French nobles from the sc Leggi tutto
★★★★★★★★★☆[9/10] Ah, classic. How I had always imagined that the classics are only for those who are born, brought up, spoon-fed in and potty-trained in English and how wrong was I to think that they are out of the reach of people like me who had only subnormal command over the English language. A Leggi tutto
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