Review of the Scarlet Pimpernel
"The novel is set during the Reign of Terror following the start of the French Revolution. The title is the nom de guerre of its hero and protagonist, a chivalrous Englishman who rescues aristocrats before they are sent to the guillotine." (Wikipedia)
That being said, it was clean and suspenseful and thrilling. I was able to predict a couple of the plot twists, but it was fun none the less. This book is 266 pages long and fun to read.