Baroness Orczy

Baroness Orczy at age 13

Baroness Emma Magdalena Rosalia Maria Josefa Barbara Orczy was born in 1865 in Hungary, only child of Felix Orczy and Baroness Emma Orczy. Her childhood was spent in Hungary where her family was associated with the court of the last great Hapsburg emperor, Karl von Hapsburg, and in France. When she was fifteen, her family moved to England. There, she took up painting, but did not prove successful. She then began writing and published 68 volumes during her lifetime. She is best remembered for The Scarlet Pimpernel which combined her love of history, adventure, romance, and humour.

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E-text of Links in the Chain of Life, an autobiography by Baroness Orczy

A Biography by Nancy Springer

A Foreward and Afterward by Nancy Springer

List of other books by Baroness Orczy, includes dates

Pictures of Baroness Orczy and her family

Obituary of Baroness Orczy as it appeared in The Times

Read Other Stories by Baroness Orczy now!

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This letter from Baroness Orczy to young readers in the United States.

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