Emma Orczy


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Baroness Emma Magdolna Rozália Mária Jozefa Borbála "Emmuska" Orczy de Orczi (23 September 1865 – 12 November 1947) was a British novelist, playwright and artist of Hungarian noble origin. She is most known for her series of novels featuring the Scarlet Pimpernel. Some of her paintings were exhibited at the Royal Academy in London. more »

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  • ''An apology? Bah! Disgusting! Cowardly! Beneath the dignity of any gentleman, however wrong he might be.''
    Emmuska, Baroness Orczy (1865-1947), Hungarian-born British novelist, playwright. I Will Repay, prologue no. 1 (1906).
  • ''This, mayhap, was not logic, but it was something more potent, more real than logic—the soft insinuating voice of Sentiment.''
    Emmuska, Baroness Orczy (1865-1947), British author, playwright. Leatherface, bk. 2, ch. 5 (1918).
  • ''To love, for us men, is to clasp one woman with our arms, feeling that she lives and breathes just as we do, suffers as we do, thinks with us, loves with us, and, above all, sins with us.''
    Emmuska, Baroness Orczy (1865-1947), Hungarian-born British novelist, playwright. Sir Percy Blakeney, in I Will Repay, ch. 7 (1906).
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