The Elusive Pimpernel Scarlet Pimpernel
The Elusive Pimpernel is a swashbuckling tale of treachery and adventure set amongst the tumult of post-revolutionary France. Chauvelin has been unable to get his hands on Sir Percy Blakeney, the English aristocrat who smuggles French nobles away from the clutches of the vengeful revolutionary government. He travels to England in a dastardly plot to lure Blakeney to France for a duel.
The Scarlet Pimpernel appears in a play and a series of novels and short stories by Baroness Emmuska Orczy. They are set at the start of the French Revolution, Pimpernel being a master of disguise and a precursor to other heroes such as Zorro and Batman. The play and the tales brought Orczy international acclaim, being translated into sixteen languages.