The Nest of the Sparrowhawk by Baroness Orczy

The Nest of the Sparrowhawk by Baroness Orczy The Nest of the Sparrowhawk by Baroness Orczy Fiction

Circa 1913: Hardcover / Very Good Condition

Original red embossed cloth with gilt titles on the spine. 320 clean and bright slightly age-toned pages, mild speckled foxing on the endpapers and edges. Boards slightly rubbed with time consistent with age.

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Baroness Orczy wrote The Nest of the Sparrowhawk: A Tale of the XVIIth Century. The plot opens with Sir Marmaduke de Chevasse, who is determined to acquiring Lady Sue's fortune for himself. Sue is a young woman with a girlish figure who delights in her classmates' admiration. With clothing that make her elders look ugly, she appears delicate and graceful. Sir Marmaduke schemes to woo Lady Sue while pretending to be the exiled French Prince of Orléans. He also schemes to entice young Richard Lambert to a London gambling establishment. Richard is forced to sit down at the table by his boss even though he is aware that gambling is an illegal activity. Will he succeed in his plans? Read The Nest Of The Sparrowhawk to know the complete story.

Baroness Emmuska Orczy was born in Tarnaors, Hungary in 1865. She was a notable artist, playwright and author. Her father Baron Felix Orczy was a composer and mother Countess Emma Orczy. Due to a peasant revolt her family fled to Brussels then Paris and lastly to London. With her sister Emma studied in convent schools in Brussels and Paris. She learned music and paintings but gained success in paintings at the West London School of Art and at Heartherley. In collaboration with her husband Montague Barstow, Baroness Hungarian fairy tales and began writing romance and fiction. She was appreciated for the translation of Old Hungarian Fairy Tales. Her first novel, The Emperor's Candlesticks faced rejection for being too short. But her second novel 'The Scarlet Pimpernel' proved a boon for him, she earned name and fame. As a prominent author she wrote dozens of romantic novels, plays and detective stories. Her memorable works-The Man in Grey, The Laughing Cavalier, Skin O' My Tooth, Eldorado- a sequel to the Scarlet Pimpernel, The Old Man in the Corner, The Divine Folly, The Old Scare Crow, Lady Molly of Scotland Yard etc. She was died in London in 1947.

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