Scaramouche: A Romance of the French Revolution

      Rafael Sabatini
Scaramouche: A Romance of the French Revolution

Scaramouche is not only Rafael Sabatini's crowning literary achievement, it is one of the most engaging, thought-provoking and exciting historical novels ever written. Andre-Louis Moreau, (or Scaramouche, as he later becomes known), is a fascinatingly complex protagonist. Courageous, intelligent, quick-witted and intensely moral, Moreau is a character whose personal quest for revenge against the villainous Marquis de La Tour d'Azyr is a masterfully-woven story of swashbuckling action, romance and social conflict during the turbulent years of the French Revolution. Scaramouche is a well-born lawyer, fugitive, dramatic actor, expert swordsman, revolutionary politician and mob-inciting orator. Sabatini sets Moreau upon an intriguing path of fate, development and discovery, a fictionalized yet compelling account of a single man's ultimate test of human character as the world around him spirals into madness. Rafael Sabatini has often been compared to Alexandre Dumas (author of the Three Musketeers, the Count of Monte Cristo) as a master of historical fiction. Sabatini has created in Scaramouche an historical action-adventure novel that transcends all modern action-adventure writers in that Moreau, his protagonist, is a thoroughly multi-dimensional character. Though Moreau is driven by his hatred and quest for revenge, the spirit of his character is not defined by them, and the conflict of these passions with his ideals brings depth and substance to his exploits on the Theatre Feydau, the fencing halls of Paris, the floor of the National Assembly and his pursuit of the beautiful Aline de Kercadiou. Duels, intrigue, political introspection, romance, and more duels-all are present in Scaramouche. Enjoy!
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    Captain Blood

      Rafael Sabatini
Captain Blood

A normal day in the garden is on the agenda, but fate has different plans for Dr. Blood. A respected physician, Blood, is quickly arrested, sentenced for treason, and shipped to the Caribbean. Dr. Blood is now a slave. However, a political battle allows Blood to change his fortunes. With his crew, the new Captain Blood has a ship under his control. Where will he go? What will he do?
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    The Fortunes of Lal Faversham

      Rafael Sabatini
The Fortunes of Lal Faversham

The King of England is Dead! Murdered by a treasonous Parliament, beheaded and buried in a desecrated grave. His son, the rightful King Charles II, is a fugitive, living in exile in Scotland surrounded only by his closest friends and retainers. One of these is Lionel Faversham, loyal Cavalier and swordsman, handsome and elegant, the toast of what passes for society among the dour Scottish Presbyterians and the court-in-exile. His adventures, escapades, and his greatest romance make up the six stories of this book. Out of print for more than eighty years, and never before collected in book form, the -Lal- stories form the second of our new e-book editions of -unknown- Sabatini stories. Edited, and with an introduction by, Sabatini scholar Jesse F. Knight. Classic adventures, of the kind that only Sabatini could write. Be with Lal on his joyful return, as a desperate nation begs its King to come home and reign; follow Lal as he defeats his enemies and exposes the treacheries that endanger the King; as he wins, and then loses, and now finally comes to happiness with the great love of his life.

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    The Outlaws of Falkensteig

      Rafael Sabatini
The Outlaws of Falkensteig

"The Outlaws of Falkensteig" contains seven stories about the Outlaws of the Falkensteig mountain region, in a fabulous 17th-Century Germany that lives only in our imagination. And what an imagination Sabatini gave us to play with! Kings and courtiers, bad men and captains of the guard; fops and swordfighters and rustic innkeepers. And women who love, and threaten our hero, and save his life, drive him to the edge of destruction and bring him true happiness. And we haven't even mentioned the plot twists that turn the world inside out and upside down. Sabatini scholar Jesse F. Knight has written an introduction that places these stories in Sabatini's literary history and lets the reader appreciate how they helped form his work. Karen Schaffer has created a cover based on one of the original magazine illustrations, hand-colored in the style of an engraving of the period. This is the first new story collection by Sabatini in ten years, and the first time these stories have been available to the public since their original appearance a hundred years ago.This book is a Hidden Knowledge exclusive! 

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    The Lion's Skin

      Rafael Sabatini
The Lions Skin

"The man that once did sell the lion's skin while the beast lived, was killed with hunting him. Remember that!" His back to the wall, the shadow of the noose over him, Justin Caryll flung these words at the brother who sought to destroy him. Since childhood and his mother's cruel death, young Caryll had been bred in France by his guardians for one purpose—to wreak their vengeance on the father who had never known him. But Caryll did not complete his mission. Instead, he sailed for England and plunged into a maelsrom of dissension and revolt that teemed with danger for him—and for beautiful Mistress Winthrop who loved him. But, in the end the hunter failed, and in this case, the lion was generous.
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    Bardelys the Magnificent

      Rafael Sabatini
Bardelys the Magnificent

Bardelys the Magnificent; being an account of the strange wooing pursued by the Sieur Marcel de Saint-Pol, marquis of Bardelys... is presented here in a high quality paperback edition. This popular classic work by Rafael Sabatini is in the English language, and may not include graphics or images from the original edition. If you enjoy the works of Rafael Sabatini then we highly recommend this publication for your book collection.
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    The Sea-Hawk

      Rafael Sabatini
The Sea-Hawk

Sir Oliver Tressilian lives at the estate of Penarrow with his brother, Lionel. Oliver is betrothed to Rosamund Godolphin, whose hot-headed brother, Peter, detests the Tressilians due to an old feud between their fathers. Peter and Rosamund's guardian, Sir John Killigrew, also has little love for the Tressilians.
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    Mistress Wilding

      Rafael Sabatini
Mistress Wilding

To save her craven brother's hide, Ruth promised Wilding she'd marry him. She never guessed she'd fall in love with him . . . Though that she should have known. He was a good man, a fine man, and brave, too. Never in her life could she have imagined that she'd set events in motion that made crowned heads rest uneasily, nor that she'd imperriled all their lives. --This text refers to the Paperback edition. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.
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    The Trampling of the Lilies

      Rafael Sabatini
The Trampling of the Lilies

This is a wonderful historical fiction. Full of action, adventure, love and history. As France embarked upon her bloody revolution in 1789, La Boulaye was a man with no personal grievance against the aristocracy - until his employer, the Marquis de Fresnoy de Bellecour, ruthlessly beat and dismissed him for falling in love with Suzanne, his beautiful daughter. Faced with no job and an uncertain destiny, La Boulaye devoted himself to the cause of the Revolution. Four years later, at the height of the aristocratic executions, Beulaye comes face to face with the Marquis once more - yet now it is he who holds the power and his former master who must beg for mercy.
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    The Historical Nights' Entertainment: Second Series

      Rafael Sabatini
The Historical Nights Entertainment: Second Series

The kindly reception accorded to the first volume of the Historical Nights Entertainment, issued in December of 1917, has encouraged me to prepare the second series here assembled. As in the case of the narratives that made up the first volume, I set out again with the same ambitious aim of adhering scrupulously in every instance to actual, recorded facts; and once again I find it desirable at the outset to reveal how far the achievement may have fallen short of the admitted aim. On the whole, I have to confess to having allowed myself perhaps a wider latitude, and to having taken greater liberties than was the case with the essays constituting the previous collection. This, however, applies, where applicable, to the parts rather than to the whole. The only entirely apocryphal narrative here included is the first-"The Absolution." This is one of those stories which, if resting upon no sufficient authority to compel its acceptance, will, nevertheless, resist all attempts at final refutation, having its roots at least in the soil of fact. It is given in the rather discredited Portuguese chronicles of Acenheiro, and finds place, more or less as related here, in Duarte Galvao's "Chronicle of Affonso Henriques," whence it was taken by the Portuguese historical writer, Alexandre Herculano, to be included in his "Lendas e Narrativas." If it is to be relegated to the Limbo ........
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    The Sword of Islam

      Rafael Sabatini
The Sword of Islam

European waters are rife with mighty naval battles - not least the renowned Battle of Amalfi of 1527. Yet for Andrea Doria, the Admiral of the King of France, he soon learns that the battles he confronts are not confined to sea alone. The House of Dorian is plagued with conflict, both within and without, and Andrea finds that he has very real enemies in his midst.

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