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First published in 1908, The Elusive Pimpernel by Baroness Orczy is the 4th book in the classic adventure series about the Scarlet Pimpernel. It is September 1793 and French Agent and chief spy-catcher Chauvelin is determined to get his revenge for the previous humiliations dished out to him at the hands of the Scarlet Pimpernel. Chauvelin travels to England as an official representative of the French government tasked with looking after the interests of French citizens, but this is only a cover and his real purpose is to trick Sir Percy Blakeney into returning to France, where he can be captured and put to the guillotine.

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The Elusive Pimpernel
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Brilliant
May 1st, 2014
This is just as great as the previous book "The Scarlet Pimpernel" Orczy sticks to the feel of that time period, and describes the emotions of the main characters brilliantly. It's so believable.
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