Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Speaking of the Scarlet Pimpernel...

We have been speaking a great deal about him the last few days, have we not?  Making the rounds of the wonderful circle of Party goers, it would seem that Sir Percy Blakeney is quite the most popular hero of them all.  And 'tis only as it should be...

To those of you who have not yet discovered Baroness Orczy's masterpiece, I encourage you to acquire a copy (or if desperate, click here) with all speed and prepare to embark on the delightful and thrilling adventure of joining the ranks of the League.  Also highly recommended are the Librivox audio recordings by Karen Savage, a beautiful and expressional reader who not only has a perfect British accent, but speaks French as well!

To those of you who are already enamored with all things pertaining to the small red flower and it's enigmatic namesake, I salute you.  You have impeccable taste.

And to all, be sure to go visit The Day Dream, an absolutely wonderful blog devoted to the celebration of The Scarlet Pimpernel.
Odd's fish, m'dear - I ought to ask for a commission! ;)

I just discovered Blakeney Manor, a wonderful site for finding all things Sir Percy - including this delightful and funny personality quiz, which I thought would be perfect to share during the Literary Heroine party.

Sortie over to see for yourself!

Yes, this was my first result - no cheating, now! ;D  Though if you happen to come up with, say, Citizen Robespierre, you either need serious help, or have shocking bad luck.  Try again. ;)

Sink me.
Are you in the League?

Be sure to share your test results!  ;)


  1. Oh, I can't wait to explore Blakeney Manor! And The Day Dream is a wonderful blog=)

    Oh, dear. I generally have horrid luck when it comes to personality quizzes. Judge for yourself - twice I've been Emperor Palpatine and once I came out a combination of three LoTR characters (Gollum, Treebeard and Frodo, if you want the specifics).

    So you can understand my concern when I hit the "sink me!" button...
    I am, drum roll please, Sir Andrew Ffoulkes! ;D

    "You are brave, trustworthy, and fiercely loyal. Your friends are everything. You love having fun, and a good adventure."

    I don't mind, except that I'm not a guy;)

    P.S. Kellie...they had our favorite motto as a motto option. You know. I was highly tempted to select that one! Haha! I just did, and I got Sir Percy! What in the world?!?!

  2. You really want to know who I got? I had this sinking feeling I would get that character ( in other quizzes, I've gotten a Sith, Slytherin, weeping angel...which are all manners of bad guys)....but I was hoping I'd get another.

    I'm Chauvelin. SINK ME! Why?

  3. Hee! I'm also Marguerite! ...but I'm not a trend-setter (defier, yes; setter--no). *Shrug*

    I was going to stick a "Sink me!" in here somewhere, but you-all beat me to it. :-P

    God bless,
    ~"Wild Rose"~

  4. Who can't help but love Sir Percy and The Scarlet Pimpernel? The whole league, as a matter of fact.

    I took the quiz and my result was Marguerite!

  5. I got Lady Blakeney too - I was kind of hoping for the Pimpernel himself - oh well ; )
    I didn't have time to join the party, but I have a list of new movies and books to try now!

  6. I never read Scarlet Pimpernel....i have to ..sound interesting

  7. LOL! Ashley, I'm glad I'm not the only one, I got Chauvelin too. :(

    You girls all convinced me to read the book, I'm only a few chapters in, but I am enjoying it!

  8. I actually got enigmatic Scarlet Pimpernel Himself! Only...I'm not sure how. That description really doesn't describe me very well.

    Hmmm...the second time I go Chauvelin. Quizzes never seem to capture my personality very well.

    Fun though!

  9. I am, apparently, most like Sir Andrew Ffoulkes! :)

    I love Karen Savage's reading!! I've listened to her read Pride and Prejudice and The Secret Garden.

  10. Fabulous, fabulous! I'm so glad you're all having so much fun with this! ;)

    Tasha: hehe - I completely understand your concern when hitting the "sink me" button;) It's a tense moment. And I selected our favorite motto straight from my Marguerite result, and got Sir Percy too! :grin:

    Eyebright, Amanda, and Ashley: don't feel too badly... I tried a couple different (and funny) combinations, and Chauvelin seemed to be the biggest result for them all...

  11. I came out to be Sir Percy a couple of different ways. Hmmmm!!!I am not sure how this all works but at least it was not Citizen Robespierre!!

  12. I'm sunk--Chavelin! Boo!

  13. Hmm... Chauvelin first, Marguerite second...

  14. Gah, I'm Chauvelin. Sniff.

    Hey, Kellie, I tagged you in a game of blog tag! Come over and check out the rules at my blog:

    Hope you have fun! :)

  15. You're going to love this, Kellie...

    I had Ani take the personality test, and he came out as...Citizen Robespierre!

    "You are mean, conniving, and vicious. You are ambitious and without scruple. Everyone is out to get you."
    *huge grin*
    Just had to share that with you...;)

  16. Hehe...Robespierre! That... is epic. Definitely ragging him on that one! ;D

  17. Sink me. . . I turned out as Lady Blakney - though the description really doesn't fit me well. :D Actually - curious if I could get another result, I tried changing some of my answers - but after 4 tries, I was still getting Lady Blakney! :D Looks like I'm stuck - but there would definitely be worse characters to end up with. :D

  18. Hey Kellie! Thought I'd let you know that you inspired me to blog. . . :D

    And you sent me back into a Scarlet Pimpernel book. :P

  19. I came out as the Scarlet Pimpernel himself. I hoped I would...
    I still have yet to read the book, though. I think I'll save it for this summer. After I've read all the intriguing books I have to read this semester...


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