Emmuska, Baroness Orczy

Standard Name: Orczy, Emmuska,,, Baroness
Birth Name: Emma Magdalena Rosalia Maria Josefa Barbara Orczy
Titled: Emma Magdalena Rosalia Maria Josefa Barbara, Baroness Orczy
Self-constructed Name: Emmuska, Baroness Orczy
Married Name: Emma Magdalena Rosalia Maria Josefa Barbara Barstow
EBO , a best-selling novelist of the early twentieth century, is best-known for The Scarlet Pimpernel, her romance of aristocrats during the French Revolution. This was a play before it was a novel, and according to its author provoked a polarised response, with ecstatic audiences and fiercely disapproving critics. Apart from almost a dozen Scarlet Pimpernel sequels, she published many other historical romances, a few thrillers with modern settings, one historial biography, and her memoirs. Her short stories include a pioneering volume about a woman detective, who, as an amateur relying on her intelligence, intuition, and feminine guile, regularly out-performs her male professional associates.
Black and white photograph of Baroness Emmuska Orczy, shown from the shoulders up, wearing a V-necked dress pinned with a brooch, with a gauzy fichu in the V and a larger brooch pinned in the middle. She is wearing pearl earrings and two strands of pearl necklace; her hair is dark, short, and curly.
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Education Julia O'Faolain
JOF 's mother used to tell her suspense-driven fairy-tales, most of which were later published.
O’Faolain, Julia. Trespassers, A Memoir. Faber and Faber, 2014.
When Julia was very young they gave her nightmares.
O’Faolain, Julia. Trespassers, A Memoir. Faber and Faber, 2014.
Her father agreed to give her The Child's...
Friends, Associates Angela Brazil
They continued for years to correspond intermittently, and Stopes once visited Brazil in Coventry. During AB 's brief career as an art student, she had met Baroness Orczy .
Freeman, Gillian. The Schoolgirl Ethic: The Life and Work of Angela Brazil. Allen Lane, 1976.
76, 104, 132
She and her...
Intertextuality and Influence Dorothy L. Sayers
Lord Peter Wimsey appeared in DLS 's first detective novel, written frankly out of a desire to make money. She observed that there is a market for detective literature if one can get in and...
Intertextuality and Influence Margery Allingham
This novel introduced the series detective Albert Campion, whose gentlemanly manner became MA 's hallmark. In this novel he remains on the sidelines of the story as a privileged and apparently brainless young man who...
Intertextuality and Influence Margery Allingham
Campion later developed more complexity and depth—partly as a result of war experiences—and became a professional detective. But he remained unhardened, an anomaly in his profession, in something the manner of the later Inspector Alleyn...
Intertextuality and Influence Bryony Lavery
The two women are quickly transported into the romance, where Lady Harriet Helstone is the rich and lovely, ardent and wilful scion of the hard-drinking, hard-riding, rakehelly Helstones,
Lavery, Bryony. Plays, 1. Methuen Drama, 1998.
and Molly is a simple village...
Occupation Muriel Box
Muriel's mother surprised her by sympathising with her desire to get into pictures, while her father saw nothing wrong with being a typist.
Box, Muriel. Odd Woman Out. Leslie Frewin, 1974.
She began working in films as a teenage extra in The...
Publishing Edith Mary Moore
Her full name (Edith Mary Croucher Moore) appears in connection with this book in OCLC WorldCat though not on its title-page. Cassell advertised it in the TLS repeatedly until early June,
OCLC WorldCat.
TLS Centenary Archive Centenary Archive [1902-2012].
(14 January 1909): 11; (3 June 1909): 205; (10 June 1909): 213
Publishing Mollie Panter-Downes
The book appeared in volume form the same year, and went through eight editions in eighteen months. It was advertised on the sides of London buses
Blain, Virginia, Patricia Clements, and Isobel Grundy, editors. The Feminist Companion to Literature in English: Women Writers from the Middle Ages to the Present. Yale University Press; Batsford, 1990.
(as Orczy 's play The Scarlet Pimpernel had been...
Reception Ethel Lilian Voynich
The Gadfly has been compared to Nathaniel Hawthorne 's The Scarlet Letter, 1850, for its picture of theocratic oppression, and to Emma, Baroness Orczy 's The Scarlet Pimpernel, 1905, as adventure writing.
Gray, Anne, and Pam Blevins. The World of Women in Classical Music. WordWorld Publications, 2007, pp. 876 -77.
Residence Sybille Bedford
In late June 1935 SB was back in Sanary, soothed by an inner purring
Bedford, Sybille. Quicksands. Counterpoint, 2005.
which told her she had solved the problems of her life. Next year, however, the Spanish Civil War broke...
Textual Production Dorothy L. Sayers
Between 1928 and 1934, DLS edited three volumes under the series title Great Short Stories of Detection, Mystery and Horror. Her introductions to these collections offered a scholarly history of the genre of detective...
Textual Production Una Troubridge
UT wrote a number of autobiographical essays, which are unpublished and mostly undated. The undated ones include On Being Ill, My Pets, The Dancing, My Teachers, A London Child, I...
Textual Production Mary Wesley
As a small child Mary Farmar (later MW ) spent hours telling herself stories set in particular locations derived from her reading of the Baroness Orczy , Robert Louis Stevenson , and Frederick Marryat ...
Textual Production Ngaio Marsh
NM 's mother played the witch, and her grandfather Edward William Seager made a present to her of two theatrical treasures: a book entitled Actors of the [Nineteenth] Century by Frederic White and a shirt...


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