El Dorado by Baroness Orczy Juvenile Fiction, Action & Adventure [Baroness Orczy, Baroness Emmuska Orczy] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying. El Dorado has ratings and reviews. Allison said: Baroness Emmuska Orczy could probably have written this entire story using a quarter of the words. When her stage-play-turned-novel The Scarlet Pimpernel became a runaway bestseller, Baroness Orczy did what any bestselling author worth.

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The baronesz are usually just so silly, and don’t worry their pretty heads an actual quote about other people’s strife. Also some interesting character lessons on what happens when you let your emotions rule over your life.

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The elusive Pimpernel returns for another swashbuckling adventure in El Dorado. Only one thing matters more to Sir Percy Blakeney than his wife, Marguerite. He is so amazing, Emmuska Orczy doesn’t bother explaining the details of his feats, bbaroness we wouldn’t be able to reproduce them.

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The plots were great and the whole book kept me interested once again. It was like, “Can things get any worse? Unabridged republication of the classic edition. In the end, this part of the plot assumes more importance than the liberation of the prince, and this is perhaps a good thing, as it reduces the amount of space Orczy has available to eulogise the late eighteenth century Bourbons.

But we do not care to hear His name on your lips. El Dorado was a good story, maybe even one of the better ones, but not totally my favorite.

London; Hodder and Stoughton, nd s? He throws Sir Percy into prison and tries all means to get him to reveal the whereabouts of the young Dauphin. Learning of her peril and in the throes of passion, Armand fails to trust Sir Percy who has told him that he will rescue Jeanne, and forgets his promise to his leader.


Newer Post Older Post Home. Please email webmaster fantasticfiction. I thought the ending wrapped up rather quickly, and I would have enjoyed having more details in that part. As a writer she became famous in with the stage version of the Scarlet Pimpernel.

Her books drip with romantic affection, but Sir Percy says it well after Deroulede protests that Juliette is an angel: De Batz introduces the couple backstage at the theatre and once they have fallen for each other, De Batz tells Citizen Heron of the general committee of Public Safety where and when they have arranged to meet. I found the first part of this book to drag along, as well as frustrating to read about Armand’s stupid choices.

This time, impulsive young Armand St Just–the brother-in-law of the Pimpernel himself–has asked for and received his first assignment in Paris, headquarters of the Revolution itself, where he is still in danger for his association with the Scarlet Pimpernel.

She does this whole describing a character’s personality through their looks, which was a thing back in the early 20th century for writers of romances and probably is now too, only I’ve been fortunate enough not to have read those. Started at front after FF ep’s. Faced with the death of his love, Armand betrays Percy, unaware that The Pimpernel has already secured Jeanne’s freedom.

El Dorado: An Adventure of the Scarlet Pimpernel by Baroness Emmuska Orczy Orczy

I think I might say that about all of them, though. Orczy’s overwrought style doesn’t help much, for she never met the five-syllable word she didn’t love: Jun 26, Astrid rated it really liked it.

Studded with real life figures like the famous revolutionary, Robespierre, the radical journalist, Marat, the Parisian socialite, Theresa Carrabus and many more, Orczy’s books are a superb blend of fact and fiction. I’m still trying to figure out why. If you’ve read and loved the exciting classic The Scarlet Pimpernel then you’d probably be delighted to follow the further adventures of the dashing Sir Percy Blakeney.


This is the Scarlet Pimpernel book that the watchers of the Anthony Andrew’s Scarlet Pimpernel will be familiar with even if they’ve never heard of it.

To be certain, I think Louis XVI and Marie-Antoinette were probably sincere Christians, and the influences of Christendom on the ancien regime were part of what the Revolution sought to destroy, but can they be said to have died for their faith?

El Dorado is now added as one of my fave classic books of all time! Posted by Suzannah at Eldorado is a good deal more substantial both in length and in themes, although it lacks the tightly-woven plot of the original.

I loved Baorness Scarlet Pimpernel and also the television production from back in the ’80s, so I thought this would be as good. In spite of some of the improbably plotting, there’s much to like about the character of the elusive Pimpernel and his values, and plenty of knuckle biting in this final book in the series. It almost sorta kinda felt like nothing was happening.

Sir Percy and Marguerite St Just his estranged wife are drawn into the politics of the day when her brother Armand persuades Sir Percy to travel to Paris to rescue the bj Dauphin who’s in mortal danger. THis books was as clever and adventurous as the first second and third.

All resolved most satisfactorily though. Mar 06, Jillian rated it liked it Shelves: Baroness Emmuska Orczy If you’ve read and loved the exciting classic The Scarlet Pimpernel then you’d probably be delighted to follow the further adventures of the dashing Sir Percy Blakeney.

One thing that was really interesting was Everyone upon finishing this book: Quite worn – a reading copy.