The Scarlet Pimpernel

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Name: The Scarlet Pimpernel
Creator: Emma Orczy
Date(s): 1903 (play), 1905 (novel)
Medium: play, novels, films, television series, musical
Country of Origin: United Kingdom
External Links: The Scarlet Pimpernel at Wikipedia
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The Scarlet Pimpernel is a play/novel (1903, 1905) by British author Emma Orczy set during the French Revolution. It has several sequels and numerous adaptations. Wikipedia credits its hero Sir Percy Blakeney, aka the Scarlet Pimpernel, as the original hero with a secret alter ego;[1] he has similarities to Bruce Wayne/Batman. Other characters include his wife, Marguerite St. Just, a French actress, her brother Armand, and Chauvelin, the main antagonist.


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  1. Wikipedia: The Scarlet Pimpernel (accessed 4 September 2015)