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THE SCARLET PIMPERNEL

by | Read by Simon Williams

Classics • • Abridged • © (1903)

British actor Simon Williams offers a first-rate reading of Baroness Orczy's historical novel, set in 1792 during the Reign of Terror in France, when every aristocrat was under the threat of the guillotine for being considered a traitor to the Republican cause. Williams characterizes voices with enthusiasm and artfully portrays the foppish Sir Percy Blakeney (who is actually the mysterious and elusive Scarlet Pimpernel, the leader of a band of daring Englishmen who smuggle French aristocrats into England). Williams has an easy-to-listen-to European accent and reads with a flowing, elegant style that keeps the story moving briskly. C.R.A. ©AudioFile, Portland, Maine [Published: OCT/NOV 98]

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Formats

Book pak • DH Audio • 1990

CS ISBN 0886462681 $16.99 • Two cassettes

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