The year is 1792. The French Revolution, driven to excess by its own triumph, has turned into a reign of terror. The Mysterious figure known as the Scarlet Pimpernel, sworn to rescue helpless men, women, and children from their doom; his implacable foe, the French agent Chauvelin, relentlessly hunting him down; and the lovely Lady Marguerite Blakeney, a beautiful French exile married to an English lord and caught in a terrible conflict of loyalties-all play their parts in a suspenseful tale that ranges from the squalid slums of Paris to the aristocratic salons of London, from intrigue on a great English country estate to the final denouement on the cliffs of the French coast. Recommended for grade 10. Copyright 2000, Signet Classics. Dimensions: 4.1875 x 6.75 inches. Soft cover. 269 pp.