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Baroness Orczy (1865–1947)

Autor/a de The Scarlet Pimpernel

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Obres de Baroness Orczy

The Scarlet Pimpernel (1903) 8,789 exemplars
The Elusive Pimpernel (1908) 377 exemplars
I Will Repay (1906) 282 exemplars
The Old Man In The Corner (1908) 236 exemplars
Lady Molly of Scotland Yard (1910) 188 exemplars
Lord Tony's Wife (1917) 160 exemplars
Sir Percy Leads the Band (1936) 121 exemplars
Sir Percy Hits Back (1927) 116 exemplars
The Laughing Cavalier (1913) 115 exemplars
The Way Of The Scarlet Pimpernel (1933) 107 exemplars
The First Sir Percy (1921) 96 exemplars
Mam'zelle Guillotine (1940) 70 exemplars
Pimpernel and Rosemary (1924) 60 exemplars
The Case of Miss Elliott (1905) 59 exemplars
The Scarlet Pimpernel Omnibus (1952) 55 exemplars
Beau Brocade (1907) 47 exemplars
Castles in the Air (2005) 40 exemplars
Unravelled Knots (1925) 40 exemplars
The Nest of the Sparrowhawk (1909) 40 exemplars
Petticoat Rules (1909) 33 exemplars
The Bronze Eagle (1915) 29 exemplars
The Emperor's Candlesticks (1908) 28 exemplars
The Tangled Skein (1909) 28 exemplars
A Child of the Revolution (1932) 28 exemplars
Unto Caesar (1914) 26 exemplars
Old Hungarian Fairy Tales (1895) 25 exemplars
By the Gods Beloved (2001) 20 exemplars
His Majesty's Well-Beloved (2012) 19 exemplars
The Man in Grey (1918) 18 exemplars
A Bride of the Plains (1915) 16 exemplars
A Son of the People (2010) 12 exemplars
The Heart of a Woman (2010) 12 exemplars
Skin O' My Tooth (1928) 11 exemplars
A Spy of Napoleon (1953) 11 exemplars
A Joyous Adventure (1932) 10 exemplars
In the Rue Monge (1931) 9 exemplars
Will-O-the-Wisp (1900) 8 exemplars
The Honourable Jim (1924) 7 exemplars
Meadowsweet (1912) 7 exemplars
The Uncrowned King (1935) 7 exemplars
The Celestial City (2018) 6 exemplars
Blue Eyes and Grey (1976) 6 exemplars
The Turbulent Duchess (1936) 6 exemplars
Classic Railway Murders (1997) — Autor — 6 exemplars
The York Mystery (2004) 4 exemplars
The Fenchurch Street Mystery (1996) 4 exemplars
Fire in Stubble (2010) 4 exemplars
Flower o' the Lily (1918) 4 exemplars
A Christmas Tragedy (2018) 4 exemplars
The Divine Folly (1937) 3 exemplars
Links in the Chain of Life (1947) 3 exemplars
Marivosa (1931) (2019) 3 exemplars
Scarlet Pimpernel Vol 4 (2015) 2 exemplars
Scarlet Pimpernel Vol 3 (2015) 2 exemplars
Pride of Race (1948) 2 exemplars
Voto di sangue 2 exemplars
NEEDS MUST (2020) 2 exemplars
No Greater Love (1938) 2 exemplars
The Chief's Way 2 exemplars
A Sheaf of Bluebells (2010) 2 exemplars
The Duffield Peerage Case (2004) 1 exemplars
Kättemaks : romaan 1 exemplars
The Little Doctor 1 exemplars
Yo castigaré 1 exemplars
De rode pimpernel een verhaal (1984) 1 exemplars
In the Tiger's Den 1 exemplars
Fly-By-Night 1 exemplars
Una alegre aventura 1 exemplars
The Red Carnation 1 exemplars
The After House (2008) 1 exemplars
KUR-PIMPERNELE ZER (2019) 1 exemplars
De man in 't grijs 1 exemplars
The Dublin Mystery 1 exemplars
The Glasgow Mystery 1 exemplars
A True Woman (Classic Reprint) (2015) 1 exemplars

Obres associades

English Country House Murders (1989) — Col·laborador — 485 exemplars
The Rivals of Sherlock Holmes: Early Detective Stories (1970) — Col·laborador — 314 exemplars
The Christmas Card Crime and Other Stories (2018) — Col·laborador — 189 exemplars
Blood on the Tracks (2018) — Col·laborador — 178 exemplars
Victorian Tales of Mystery and Detection: An Oxford Anthology (1991) — Col·laborador — 173 exemplars
The Book of Spies: An Anthology of Literary Espionage (2003) — Col·laborador — 172 exemplars
Shadows of Sherlock Holmes (Wordsworth Collection) (1998) — Col·laborador — 156 exemplars
The Big Book of Adventure Stories (2011) — Col·laborador — 115 exemplars
Great Detective Stories (Watermill Classics) (1986) — Col·laborador — 111 exemplars
Murder for Christmas, Vol. 2 (1982) — Col·laborador — 87 exemplars
The Scarlet Pimpernel [1934 film] (1935) — Original story — 82 exemplars
The Mammoth Book of Great Detective Stories (1985) — Col·laborador — 80 exemplars
The Big Book of Female Detectives (2018) — Col·laborador — 80 exemplars
Great Spy Stories From Fiction (1969) — Col·laborador, algunes edicions76 exemplars
Lady on the Case: 22 Female Detective Stories (1988) — Col·laborador — 76 exemplars
The Edinburgh Mystery: And Other Tales of Scottish Crime (2022) — Col·laborador — 65 exemplars
Murderous Schemes (1996) — Col·laborador — 58 exemplars
65 Great Murder Mysteries (1983) — Col·laborador — 41 exemplars
The Oxford Book of Historical Stories (1994) — Col·laborador — 40 exemplars
The Big Book of Victorian Mysteries (2021) — Col·laborador — 38 exemplars
Murder Most British: Stories from Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine (1996) — Col·laborador — 38 exemplars
Fourteen Great Detective Stories (1928) — Col·laborador — 36 exemplars
The Scarlet Pimpernel [1999 TV mini series] (1999) — Original story — 34 exemplars
The Boy's Book of Great Detective Stories (1938) — Col·laborador — 32 exemplars
Great Short Stories of Detection, Mystery, and Horror (1928) — Col·laborador — 32 exemplars
Great Law and Order Stories (1990) — Col·laborador — 28 exemplars
The Great Book of Thrillers (1935) — Col·laborador — 27 exemplars
Detective Mysteries Short Stories (Gothic Fantasy) (2019) — Col·laborador — 26 exemplars
In the Shadow of Sherlock Holmes (2011) — Col·laborador — 25 exemplars
Great Tales of Detection (1936) — Col·laborador — 21 exemplars
The World's Best One Hundred Detective Stories, Volume 10 (1929) — Col·laborador — 21 exemplars
Great detective stories (1998) — Col·laborador — 20 exemplars
Urban Crime Short Stories (Gothic Fantasy) (2019) — Col·laborador — 20 exemplars
The Second Omnibus Of Crime: The World's Great Crime Stories (1932) — Col·laborador — 18 exemplars
Ten Tales of Detection (1967) — Col·laborador — 13 exemplars
Fifty Masterpieces of Mystery (1937) — Col·laborador — 13 exemplars
Mehr Morde (1961) — Col·laborador — 13 exemplars
Escape Stories (1980) — Col·laborador — 9 exemplars
Great Classic Mysteries: Thirteen Unabridged Stories (2010) — Autor, algunes edicions9 exemplars
Mitt skattkammer. b.9 Gjennom tidene — Col·laborador — 9 exemplars
Toward the Golden Age: The Stories That Turned Crime to Gold (2016) — Col·laborador — 8 exemplars
Dangerous Ladies (1992) — Col·laborador — 8 exemplars
The Best Detective Stories of the Year: 1928 (1929) — Col·laborador — 7 exemplars
Detection Medley (1939) — Col·laborador — 7 exemplars
British Mystery Multipack, Volume 2 (2014) — Col·laborador — 6 exemplars
My Best Thriller (1947) — Col·laborador — 5 exemplars
The Scarlet Pumpernickel [1950 short film] (1950) — Original story — 3 exemplars
The Detective in Fiction: A Posse of Eight — Col·laborador — 2 exemplars
Great Stories of Detection (1960) — Col·laborador — 2 exemplars
The Scarlet Pimpernel — Original text — 1 exemplars
Xmas Thrillers: The Greatest Holiday Mysteries in One Volume (2017) — Col·laborador — 1 exemplars
Stories for girls — Col·laborador — 1 exemplars


Coneixement comú

Nom normalitzat
Baroness Orczy
Altres noms
Orczy, Emma Magdalena Rosalia Maria Josephina Barbara
Orczy Barstow, Emma Magdolna Rozália Mária Jozefa Borbála, Baroness
Data de naixement
Data de defunció
Hongarije (birth)
Groot-Brittannië ( [1880])
Lloc de naixement
Tanaörs, Hungary
Lloc de defunció
Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire, England, UK
Llocs de residència
London, England, UK
Budapest, Hungary
Brussels, Belgium
Paris, France
Monte Carlo, Monaco
West London School of Art
Heatherley's School of Fine Art
Korda, Alexander (producer)
Detection Club
Biografia breu
Emma Magdalena Rosalia Maria Josephina Barbara, Baroness Orczy, known as Emmuska, was born in Hungary, the daughter of Baron Felix Orczy, a landed aristocrat and well-known composer and conductor, and his wife Countess Emma Wass. She was educated in Brussels, Paris, and London, and exhibited her art work in the Royal Academy. In 1894, she married Montagu Barstow, a British clergyman and artist, and they worked together as illustrators and jointly published an edition of Hungarian folk tales. Orczy became famous in 1905 with the publication of her novel The Scarlet Pimpernel (originally a play co-written with her husband). Its background of the French Revolution and swashbuckling hero, Sir Percy Blakeney, was to prove immensely popular. Sequel books followed and numerous film and TV versions have been made with the first in 1934, produced by Alexander Korda, another Hungarian. Baroness Orczy also wrote detective and adventure stories. She inherited her family’s estate of Tarna-Ors in Hungary but continued to live in England until the end of World War I, when she and her husband settled in Monte Carlo.



I'm quite surprised this book appears on so many classic romance lists, because I'm not even sure if it was a romance.

It's a story of beautiful Marguerite, called the most intelligent woman in Europe, who married a very stupid, but extremely rich man, Sir Percy Blakeney. Their marriage is not a happy one, they are disappointed in one another and they hardly even speak. Marguerite is blackmailed into helping a French agent to discover the identity of a mysterious English hero, the Scarlet Pimpernel. Then, feeling guilty about what she'd done, she goes to France to save the great man.

I had two main problems with this book: first, most of the plot didn't make any sense whatsoever. Why did the Pimpernel's people keep writing notes to one another, why didn't they simply talk? They were oficially friends, why didn't they visit each other? All this plot at the ball was stupid. Next - Marguerite went to France to help her hero and she did absolutely nothing, she didn't even try to help the Pimpernel. The French agent was trying to catch a dangerous, elusive enemy - so he rented the slowest possible carriage, which Margueritecan could easily follow on foot? It is all so silly and pointless, that I kept rolling my eyes. The second problem was that the book was generally quite boring. It felt much longer than it really was.

I'm really sorry that we didn't get Sir Percy's perspective, I'm sure it would make this book much more interesting and deeper.

Generally, I didn't enjoy this book very much, but I'm glad I finally read it.

(I first published this review here:
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Donderowicz | Hi ha 188 ressenyes més | Mar 12, 2024 |
I received this book from NetGalley in exchange for a review here and on my blog Samwise Reviews. It was my first introduction to the Teahouse Detective, and going into it I had no idea what it was about and had never heard of this character or author before. It was definitely light, simple reading, nothing too deep or complicated. I enjoyed it, but the cases weren't gripping or passionate. The characters sat at a table and discussed 13 different cases, and while they were different and had unexpected endings, I found this lacked the excitement you would find in Sherlock Holmes. It was a good way to pass the time, but I'm not sure I would seek out other books in this series.

This also worked for the "Character Who Wears Glasses" part of my 2020 reading challenge.
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Linyarai | Hi ha 3 ressenyes més | Mar 6, 2024 |
I am a few chapters into the book and noticing that the narrative tone is very pro-aristocrat, which feels odd for my time. I guess the Baroness lived at a time when wealth and education were less morally compromised in our imagination. The story is more adventurous, less philosophical.

Further on the story becomes more engrossing. The action is attention-grabbing, and the machinations of Chauvelin, the compromised position of Lady Marguerite, combine to create a higher level of tension. I also notice that the identity of the Scarlet Pimpernel remains hidden, unlike the film. In fact, the point of view stays almost exlusively with Marguerite, which adds to the layer of mystery, but sometimes detracts from the sense of plot.

As I finish the story, it seems that the best part was in the middle: Marguerite's climactic confrontation with Percy, her discovery, and then her rapid adventure to France. I see all the elements that made the Leslie Howard film so powerful and atmospheric. But the final heroic act stretches the imagination a little too far.
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itheodore | Hi ha 188 ressenyes més | Mar 3, 2024 |
The Publisher Says: A classic collection of mysteries by the author of The Scarlet Pimpernel

Mysteries! There is no such thing as a mystery in connection with any crime, provided intelligence is brought to bear upon its investigation.

So says a rather down-at-heel elderly gentleman to young Polly Burton of the Evening Observer, in the corner of the ABC teashop on Norfolk Street one afternoon. Once she has forgiven him for distracting her from her newspaper and luncheon, Miss Burton discovers that her interlocutor is as brilliantly gifted as he is eccentric—able to solve mysteries that have made headlines and baffled the finest minds of the police without once leaving his seat in the teahouse. As the weeks go by, she listens to him unravelling the trickiest of puzzles and solving the most notorious of crimes, but still one final mystery remains: the mystery of the old man in the corner himself.

The Old Man in the Corner is a classic collection of mysteries, featuring the Teahouse Detective - a contemporary of Sherlock Holmes, with a brilliant mind and waspish temperament to match that of Conan Doyle's creation.


My Review
: The stories are much of a muchness when read at a gulp, so don't do that! Space them out, one a week or so, and they become less predictable and more pleasantly familiar. I made the mistake of gulping and paid the price of thinking, halfway through, that I would not be finishing the read. I took a long time off, and mirabile dictu, returned with a happy heart.

Pushkin Vertigo does a lot of excellent mystery publishing, though I suspect these very old-fashioned tales won't be bestsellers. They should please us Golden Agers who read Mary Roberts Rinehart.

Kindle editions are only $9.99, and honestly if read as they were originally can't have better value for money spent.
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richardderus | Hi ha 12 ressenyes més | Jan 22, 2024 |


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