Baroness Emma Orczy Writing Styles in The Scarlet Pimpernel

Baroness Emma Orczy
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The point of view of the novel is third person omniscient. The novel is written through the eyes of several characters, most often through the eyes of Marguerite Blakeney. However, the narrator is not a character in the novel, but the author. There are often little comments in the authorial voice that remind the reader that the narrator is someone outside the story who lives in a time later than that of the story. These authorial comments give some needed information, occasionally giving the reader better insight into a character than the third person point of view provides.

The point of view of this novel works because it allows the reader to see the story through several view points. The majority of the novel is seen through the eyes of Marguerite Blakeney, a woman who is forced to spy for the French government in order to...

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