Baroness Emmuska d'Orczy

Teacher Guide: The Scarlet Pimpernel by Baroness Emmuska d'Orczy

As the Reign of Terror threatens the safety of every nobly-born citizen in France, only one man dares to snatch the doomed from the jaws of the guillotine: an enigmatic Englishman who calls himself “The Scarlet Pimpernel.” As a wrathful French revolutionary, Chauvelin, scours England in search of the trickster, he blackmails Lady Blakeney, queen of fashionable society in England, into helping him to capture this brave leader.