The Scarlet Pimpernel

The Scarlet Pimpernel - Emmuska Orczy I really don't know how I managed to go so many years without reading The Scarlet Pimpernel. Baroness Orczy's entertaining novel about a foppish Englishman who, by night, dares to rescue potential victims of the French revolution kept me engaged and amused.Orczy's politics are clearly on display (a noble sympathizing with other nobles), but this does not detract from the story. Highly entertaining, and readily available free of charge via Project Gutenberg or your local library.