The Scarlet Pimpernel by Emma Orczy is a great book full of mysteries. Its main characters are Chauvelin, Marguerite, and Percy. Chauvelin is the bad guy in the story. He was an important man in Paris and wished that no one would interfere with the revolution and the executing of Paris. Marguerite was the smartest and most beautiful woman of Paris, and Percy was a seemingly very dumb person who had married the smartest woman of Paris, Marguerite.
In the story, Chauvelin tries to find the identity of the Scarlet Pimpernel, whose identity is unknown and mysterious. The Scarlet Pimpernel is the hero of the story and is helping those who are honest but trapped in Paris out of there. Chauvelin wants to stop that, and so is trying to find out who the Scarlet Pimpernel is. Chauvelin blackmails Marguerite to find out who the Scarlet Pimpernel is, but Marguerite does not know. She manages to give him where the Scarlet Pimpernel might be, and so he finds out who the Scarlet Pimpernel is. Later, Marguerite finds out too, and they chase each other to find the Scarlet Pimpernel. Marguerite is trying to warn him, and Chauvelin trying to catch him and put him in Paris’s guillotine.
I love the story, and it is fast, exciting, and also very mysterious. I like that you take part in finding who the Scarlet Pimpernel is, and I would definitely recommend this book to my friends and those who like books which are like Sherlock Holmes and fast paced books. The book takes place in the French Revolution, where the French people are tired of the taxes and are making a rebellion. Turns out, there is a mass execution in France, and anyone who is suspected as a spy will be killed without a jury. It needs some historical knowledge to understand the book thoroughly, but once you understand, whew it is a great book.
You won’t believe who the Scarlet Pimpernel is, so you better read it now so that you can participate in the wonderful adventure!