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…

Countess de Tournay:
[accusing Marguerite of denouncing the Marquis de St Cyr] Can you deny that, Lady Blakeney?

I refuse to confirm or deny such accusations. For this is no trial - and you are no judge.

Countess de Tournay:
True, Madame. God will be your judge.