THE WAY OF THE SCARLET PIMPERNEL. Baroness Orczy, "Emmuska"
THE WAY OF THE SCARLET PIMPERNEL.
THE WAY OF THE SCARLET PIMPERNEL.

THE WAY OF THE SCARLET PIMPERNEL.

London: Hodder & Stoughton, (1933). Original light blue cloth, in dust jacket.

First Edition. Baroness Orczy wrote a total of 18 titles featuring Sir Percy Blakeney, aka the masked Scarlet Pimpernel, during the Reign of Terror in France -- published over the years 1905-1940. This was the tenth title published, but is the 13th title in plot chronology (actually the first two involve a Blakeney ancestor, and the final one a Blakeney descendant). Taking place in the autumn of 1793, THE WAY is "one of the best Pimpernel novels,... the story of a daring Pimpernel rescue told from the viewpoint of a rescuee" [Blakeney Manor].

This is a fine copy; the color pictorial dust jacket is close to fine as well, with a few trifling nicks and very little soil or fading. See Quayle (Detective Fiction) p. 96. Item #14521

Price: $575.00