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Percy Blake, the forefather of the Scarlet Pimpernel, is hired to kidnap a young woman with sensitive information regarding the potential assassination of a prince. It's a complex family drama that ties into a mystery surrounding an artist's most acclaimed work. Percy Blake is the adopted son of Dutch painter Frans Hals. He was originally born to an English nobleman who eventually abandoned he and his mother. Set in seventeenth-century Holland, Blake works on the streets under the alias, Diogenes. He's a mercenary who's hired to kidnap a young woman who discovers her brother is a part of plot…mehr

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Percy Blake, the forefather of the Scarlet Pimpernel, is hired to kidnap a young woman with sensitive information regarding the potential assassination of a prince. It's a complex family drama that ties into a mystery surrounding an artist's most acclaimed work. Percy Blake is the adopted son of Dutch painter Frans Hals. He was originally born to an English nobleman who eventually abandoned he and his mother. Set in seventeenth-century Holland, Blake works on the streets under the alias, Diogenes. He's a mercenary who's hired to kidnap a young woman who discovers her brother is a part of plot to kill the Prince of Orange. To prevent her from spoiling their plans, Blake apprehends his target but slowly has a change of heart. The Laughing Cavalier: The Story of the Ancestor of the Scarlet Pimpernel is a rich blend of fact and fiction. Baroness Orczy expands the legend of the famous hero in a new and exciting way. With an eye-catching new cover, and professionally typeset manuscript, this edition of The Laughing Cavalier: The Story of the Ancestor of the Scarlet Pimpernel is both modern and readable.
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  • Verlag: MINT ED
  • Seitenzahl: 340
  • Erscheinungstermin: 27. Juli 2021
  • Englisch
  • Abmessung: 209mm x 132mm x 21mm
  • Gewicht: 461g
  • ISBN-13: 9781513206677
  • ISBN-10: 1513206672
  • Artikelnr.: 62270800
Autorenporträt
Baroness Orczy (1865-1947) was initially born in Hungary but raised throughout Europe. She was educated in Brussels, London, Paris and Budapest where she studied creative arts. In 1899, Orczy would publish her first novel entitled, The Emperor's Candlesticks. It wasn't a massive success but led to more writing opportunities including a series of detective stories. A few years later, she wrote and produced a stage play called The Scarlet Pimpernel, which she'd later adapt into a novel. It went on to become her most famous work and is considered a literary masterpiece of the twentieth century.