The Man in Grey

Being Episodes of the Chouan Conspiracies in Normandy During the First Empire

Author: Baroness Emmuska Orczy Orczy

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Chouans

Page: 309

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Proem -- Silver leg -- The Spaniard -- The mystery of Marie Vaillant -- The emeralds of Mademoiselle Philippa -- The Bourbon prince -- The mystery of a woman's heart -- The league of Knaves -- The arrow-poison -- The last adventure.
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The Man in Grey

Author: Emmauska Orczy

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1609777646

Category: Fiction

Page: 178

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Baroness Emma Magdolna Rozália Mária Jozefa Borbála "Emmuska" Orczy de Orczi (23 September 1865 - 12 November 1947) was a Hungarian-born British novelist, playwright and artist of noble origin. She is most known for her series of novels featuring the Scarlet Pimpernel. This is one of her novels.
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The Man in Grey; Being Episodes of the Chouan Conspiracies in Normandy During the First Empire

Author: Emmuska Orczy

Publisher: Theclassics.Us

ISBN: 9781230431710

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Page: 74

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1918 edition. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER II THE SPANIARD I The man with the wooden leg was still at large, and M. le Procureur Imperial had died a hero's death whilst helping to capture a gang of desperate Chouans in the Cache-Renard woods. This was the public version of the tragic epilogue to those three mysteries, which had puzzled and terrified the countryside during the early days of October, 1809--the robbery of the mail-coach, the burglary in the Palace of Monseigneur the Constitutional Bishop of Alencon, and the murder of Mme. Marquise de Plelan's valet, Maxence. The intelligent section of the public was loud in its condemnation of the ineptitude displayed by the police in the matter of those abominable crimes, and chief commissary Lefevre, bound by oath--not to say terror --to hold his tongue as to the real facts of the case, grumbled in his beard and muttered curses on the accredited representative of the Minister of Police--ay, and on M. le Due d'Otrante himself. On top of all the public unrest and dissatisfaction came the outrage at the house of M. de Kerblay, a noted advocate of the Paris bar and member of the Senate, who owned a small property in the neighbourhood of Alengon, where he spent a couple of months every year with his wife and family, entertaining a few friends during the shooting season. In the morning of November the 6th, the neighbourhood was horrified to hear that on the previous night, shortly after ten o'clock, a party of those ruffianly Chouans had made a descent on M. de Kerblay's house, Les Ormeaux. They had demanded admittance in the name of the law. All the servants had gone to bed with the exception of Hector, M. de Kerblay's valet, and he was so scared that he allowed the scelcrats to push their way into the house, before he had...
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The Graphic

An Illustrated Weekly Newspaper

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Masters of mystery and detective fiction

an annotated bibliography

Author: J. Randolph Cox

Publisher: Salem Press

ISBN: N.A

Category: Reference

Page: 281

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For more than a century, the mystery and detective story has been among the most popular forms of fiction in bookstores and libraries. Some writers (Edgar Allan Poe or Dashiell Hammett, for example) have attracted a considerable body of critical response; others have been the focus of less scrutiny. This bibliography is intended for the student, general reader, or mystery buff who needs some basic information about the mystery genre and its representative authors. Selective, rather than exhaustive, it serves as an introduction. Entries on the life and work of seventy-five writers from Margery Allingham, Raymond Chandler, and Amanda Cross to P.D. James, John D. MacDonald, Edgar Allan Poe, Ellery Queen, and Georges Simenon appear.
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The Nation

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Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

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General Catalogue of Printed Books

Photolithographic Edition to 1955

Author: British Museum. Dept. of Printed Books

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: English imprints

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The Publisher

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: English literature

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