Baroness Emma Orczy

Baroness Emma Orczy (full name: Emma (“Emmuska”) Magdolna Rozália Mária Jozefa Borbála Orczy de Orczi) (1865 – 1947) was a British novelist, playwright and artist of Hungarian noble origin. She was most notable for her series of novels featuring the Scarlet Pimpernel. Some of her paintings were exhibited at the Royal Academy in London. Also, The Scarlet Pimpernel, the alter ego of Sir Percy Blakeney, a wealthy English fop who turns into a quick-thinking escape artist in order to save ill-fated French royalty from “Madame Guillotine” during the French revolution, establishing the “hero with a secret identity” into popular culture.

Other Books of the Author:
• The Scarlet Pimpernel (1905)
• The Old Man in the Corner (1908)
• The League of the Scarlet Pimpernel (1919)
• El Dorado (1913)
• The Elusive Pimpernel (1908)
• I Will Repay (1906

A Bride of The Plains

A Bride of The Plains

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A Bride of the Plains is a historical novel written in 1915 by Baroness Orczy, the author of the famous The Scarlet Pimpernel series. It is dedicated to the memory of Lajos Kossuth, and in the dedication the author cries out to the dead Hungarian patriot and asks him: "What would YOU have said now had vou lived to see your country tied to Austria's chariot-wheels, the catspaw and tool of the Teutonic race which you abhorred?"

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Castles in the Air

Castles in the Air

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My name is Ratichon—Hector Ratichon, at your service, and I make so bold as to say that not even my worst enemy would think of minimizing the value of my services to the State. For twenty years now have I placed my powers at the disposal of my country: I have served the Republic, and was confidential agent to Citizen Robespierre; I have served the Empire, and was secret factotum to our great Napoleon; I have served King Louis—with a brief interval of one hundred days— for the past two years, and I can only repeat that no one, in the whole of France, has been so useful or so zealous in tracking criminals, nosing out conspiracies, or denouncing traitors as I have been.

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