"It is 1792 and France is in the grip of a seething, bloody revolution. Mobs roam the Paris
streets hunting down royalists, barricades block any chance of escape, and every day hundreds die under
the blade of Madame Guillotine. But in the hearts of the condemned nobility there remains one
last vestige of hope: rescue by the elusive Scarlet Pimpernel. Renowned for both his unparalleled
bravery and his clever disguises, the Pimpernel's identity remains as much a mystery to his sworn enemy,
the ruthless French agent Chauvelin, as to his devoted admirer, the beautiful Lady Marguerite Blakeney."