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The Scarlet Pimpernel and What Superheroes Owe to Baroness Emma Orczy

You’d think after discovering that Alexandre Dumas was multiracial years ago, I’d have learned to assume less about the writers of historical adventure novels, but I had no idea that The Scarlet Pimpernel was written by a woman. Or narrated by a woman! They left that out of the Broadway show and illustrated book retelling of the Looney Tunes adaptation that were, uh, my only experiences of the story as a kid.

Here’s to reading the original!

Previously in Badass Women in History

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