What are the differences between the book and the movie (1982) The Scarlet Pimpernel? I'm really struggling—this book is not your run-of-the-mill European novel.

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The 1982 TV movie The Scarlet Pimpernel is not an exact adaptation of the original novel.

Firstly, the Dauphin was not involved in the original novel at all. His rescue was an element of one of the original book's sequels, Eldorado. The original book only deals with Marguerite being blackmailed into helping Chauvelin sniff out who the Pimpernel might be, only to discover it's her husband, Percy. Once she discovers this, she goes to save him from the fury of the French revolutionaries.

In the novel, Percy and Marguerite are already married when the story begins, with the strain of their marriage being a major part of the first act. In the movie, they meet for the first time...

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