First published in 1908, The Elusive Pimpernel is the third sequel to The Scarlet Pimpernel, though it is not chronologically the next story in the series.
It is the early days of the French Republic, and Robespierre’s revolutionaries find their wicked schemes repeatedly being thwarted. It appears that Sir Percy Blakeney—the cunning and heroic Pimpernel—is more than a match for them all. But Sir Percy’s spy-catching archenemy, Chauvelin, has devised a plan. In this swashbuckling sequel to The Scarlet Pimpernel, Sir Percy attempts to smuggle French aristocrats out of the country to safety, while Chauvelin plays out a vile plot to eliminate the Pimpernel and his beautiful wife, once and for all.
Lighting up movie and television screens and leaping off the pages of books, the adventures of Baroness Orczy’s rebel Pimpernel have ignited imaginations the world over for generations. Fans of the classic original, as well as those who enjoy rich historical novels, will thrill to this tale of intrigue set in the days following the French Revolution.