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El Dorado: An Adventure of the Scarlet Pimpernel Emmuska Orczy

El Dorado: An Adventure of the Scarlet Pimpernel

Emmuska Orczy

Published
ISBN : 9781406560695
Paperback
376 pages
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It is 1794 and Paris, despite the horrors that had stained her walls - has remained a city of pleasure, and the knife of the guillotine did scarce descend more often than did the drop-scenes on the stage.The plot begins when Sir Percy, the ScarletMoreIt is 1794 and Paris, despite the horrors that had stained her walls - has remained a city of pleasure, and the knife of the guillotine did scarce descend more often than did the drop-scenes on the stage.The plot begins when Sir Percy, the Scarlet Pimpernel, reluctantly agrees to take Armand St. Just, brother of his wife, Marguerite, with him to France as part of a plan to rescue the young Dauphin.Percy warns Armand not to renew any friendships while in Paris, but it doesnt take long before Armand has ignored his warnings and renewed a friendship with the scheming Baron de Batz (in the pay of the Austrian government), who wants to free the Dauphin himself and despises the Scarlet Pimpernel and all he represents.