Happy Friday everyone!
Today I’m going to highlight The Scarlet Pimpernel by Baroness Emmuska Orczy.
It’s been a long time since I’ve read this book, so I don’t remember all of the details so I can’t give you any examples of stand out passages. However, this is the first instance of a masked vigilante which will pave the way for our modern day superheroes. One of the things that I remember loving about the book is how exciting it is! Even though it is easy to figure out who the Scarlet Pimpernel really ends up being, it is fun to read as Marguerite puts the clues together. I had to read this for summer reading my freshman year of high school and it is one of my favorite classic novels that I have read. So do yourself a favor and read this gem from the past!