The Scarlet Pimpernel is quite an enjoyable novel. It’s hero is mischievous, idealistic, and uncatchable. He spends the whole novel tormenting the villainous Jacobin zealots and saving their victims from the Guillotine.
I see some parallels between The Scarlet Pimpernel and Real Freedom News, an insider website revealing a lot of the factional machinations of the Victorian Liberals to plain sight.
I was rather dismayed recently when it appeared that this site had been taken down. However, it is now back, to my great delight, and I will enjoy reading its wicked narrative yet again: