|Plot Summary of The Scarlet Pimpernel|
|"Marguarite struggles between betraying a hero or letting her only brother be put to death, while trying to understand the gulf that has torn herself and her husband apart. Oh yeah, lots of trying to stay one step ahead of the evil Chauvlin."
Wendy Edwards, Resident Scholar
|"The Scarlet Pimpernel is a mysterious person smuggling aristocrats out of France to save them from the guillotine. Meanwhile Margueritte marries an inane fop, whom she doesn't feel love's her anymore. Eventually Margueritte must decide to save her beloved brother's life or betray The Scarlet Pimpernel."
Jenna Evans, Resident Scholar
|"The Scarlet Pimpernel is England's national hero, a rescuer of French aristocrats from under the guillotine in France. He's also Sir Percy Blakeny, husband of Marguerite Blakeney nee St. Just and the darling of British society. Marguerite's brother Armand is under suspicion in France and a French government agent, Chauvelin, approaches her with an ultimatum: discover the identity of the Pimpernel or let your brother die. When she realizes that the Pimpernel is her husband, she's off to warn and rescue him with the help of another member of the League of the Scarlet Pimpernel, Sir Andrew Ffoulkes. But she may be too late: Chauvelin has set up an elaborate network of soldiers and spies to capture Pimpernel. "
Kate Pippin, Resident Scholar
|"Marguerite Blakeney, the woman that every girl wants to be, is torn between love for her husband and love for her brother. She is blackmailed into helping Chauvelin, a French agent, find the elusive Scarlet Pimpernel, who had been smuggling French aristocrats to safety. Chauvelin wants to kill
the Scarlet Pimpernel, who turns out to be Marguerite's husband. Chauvelin threatens to kill Marguerite's brother if she warns her husband that Chauvelin is trying to kill him. Will her husband figure out the trap he is in, or will Marguerite warn him before its too late? "
G. Derzic, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of The Scarlet Pimpernel|
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Ratings are on a 1-10 scale (Low to High)
Composition of Book
descript. of violence and chases - 10%
Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives - 40%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 30%
How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) - 20%
Tone of story
Time/era of story:
- 18th century
Cloak & Dagger Plotlets:
- main char. spying/sabotage
Kid or adult book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
- fancy mansion
Accounts of torture and death?
- generic/vague references to death/punishment
Unusual forms of death
Unusual form of death?
Amount of dialog
- significantly more descript than dialog
Note: the views expressed here are only those of the reviewer(s).
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