Saturday, April 11, 2009

No. 23 - The Scarlet Pimpernel

by Baroness Orczy

Started: April 11
Finished: April 18

Notes: A secretive figure. Action and adventure. The French Revolution. What else could a reader ask for? Oh, maybe that it was written by Dumas. But you can't have everything.

Mini review: Not a bad little story. Kind of quirky in that it's almost a side-story to the actual tale, with the protagonist here having her own little adventure on the side of the main hero's story. The writing here isn't the most exciting, but it's far from downright boring. Glad I read it, but still think Dumas could have done a better tale. Of course his version of the story would have been 800 pages longer and included a hundred side stories and a hundred little extra characters, but that's Dumas.

1 comment:

cindy said...

i read this as a 9th grade assignment and remember loving it. i still remember that he kissed the ground she walked on. or am i misremembering? it was a very romantic gesture.