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Emma Orczy

Hungarian-British author of "The Scarlet Pimpernel"

1865   -   1947

country of citizenship: United Kingdom
occupation: translator, novelist, children's writer, writer

Baroness Emma Magdolna Rozália Mária Jozefa Borbála "Emmuska" Orczy de Orci (; 23 September 1865 – 12 November 1947) was a Hungarian-born British novelist and playwright. She is best known for her series of novels featuring the Scarlet Pimpernel, the alter ego of Sir Percy Blakeney, a wealthy English fop who turns into a quick-thinking escape artist in order to save ill-fated French royalty from "Madame Guillotine" during the French revolution, establishing the "hero with a secret identity" into popular culture.Opening in London's West End on 5 January 1905, The Scarlet Pimpernel became a favourite of British audiences. Some of her paintings were exhibited at the Royal Academy in London. During World War I, Orczy formed the Women of England's Active Service League, an unofficial organisation aimed at encouraging women to persuade men to volunteer for active service in the armed forces.
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works

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The Emperor's Candlesticks

novel by Emma Orczy

author: Emma Orczy

1899

The Scarlet Pimpernel

Novel by Emma Orczy

author: Emma Orczy

1905

A Child of the Revolution

book by Emma Orczy

author: Emma Orczy

A Sheaf of Bluebells

book by Emma Orczy

author: Emma Orczy

1917

A Son of the People

book by Emma Orczy

author: Emma Orczy

1906

A True Woman

book by Emma Orczy

author: Emma Orczy

1911

Adventures of the Scarlet Pimpernel

book by Emma Orczy

author: Emma Orczy

1929

Beau Brocade

book by Emma Orczy

author: Emma Orczy

1907

By the Gods Beloved

book by Emma Orczy

author: Emma Orczy

1905

Fire in Stubble

book by Emma Orczy

author: Emma Orczy

1912

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