The Scarlet Pimpernel

The Scarlet Pimpernel is the first novel in a series of historical fiction by Baroness Orczy, published in 1905. It was written after her stage play of the same title enjoyed a long run in London, having opened in Nottingham in 1903. The novel is set during the Reign of Terror following the start o…

Sir Percy:
The only power that I can see at present, mademoiselle, is the power of your beauty.

Well, beauty is in the eye of the beholder, Sir Percy.

Sir Percy:
This beholder is enchanted.