The Triumph of the Scarlet Pimpernel

The Triumph Of The Scarlet Pimpernel - Emmuska Orczy

Don't you love it when the author spoilers the ending with the book title? I know I do! Hah! I do but jest. The endings of novels of this type are never really in doubt, are they? It's not a matter of who will win, but how, and in this case the how is highly entertaining.


Orczy's usual penchant for repetition and verb tense changes really got on my nerves this time. I have this love/hate relationship with her books. I love (most of) her characters and stories, but I kind of (really) don't like her writing style. She'll probably never get five stars from me (alas!), but I'll ♥ Sir Percy and Marguerite forever.