Scaramouche ( Classic Series) by Rafael Sabatini

Scaramouche ( Classic Series) by Rafael Sabatini

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A lawyer takes a chance on the stage in Rafael Sabatini’s 1921 novel Scaramouche. The French Revolution is raging and Andre-Louis Moreau finds himself in the middle of a tense situation between upper and lower classes. A tragic duel has left one of Moreau’s friends dead, and Moreau has urged his compatriots to exact revenge on his friend’s killer,…  See more details below

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A lawyer takes a chance on the stage in Rafael Sabatini’s 1921 novel Scaramouche. The French Revolution is raging and Andre-Louis Moreau finds himself in the middle of a tense situation between upper and lower classes. A tragic duel has left one of Moreau’s friends dead, and Moreau has urged his compatriots to exact revenge on his friend’s killer, an aristocratic Marquis. With the law in pursuit and always on the wealthy Marquis’s side, Moreau makes a snap decision to join a band of traveling actors. He discovers, to his surprise, that he has a talent for theater, one that brings his company much success. At one fateful performance, Moreau notices the villainous Marquis sitting in the audience. The spirited young man stirs up the crowd against his enemy and incites a fevered brawl. When the dust settles, Moreau knows he is a wanted man again and must go into hiding. As this fascinating tale of political, cultural, and personal strife unfolds, a shocking conclusion reveals an unexpected truth about why the lives of these two very different men seem fated to intertwine.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940012850102
Publisher:
Granto Classic Books
Publication date:
07/13/2011
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Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
381 KB

Meet the Author

Rafael Sabatini was born in Jesi, Italy, to an English mother and Italian father. His parents were opera singers who became teachers.

At a young age, Rafael was exposed to many languages, living with his grandfather in England, attending school in Portugal and, as a teenager, in Switzerland. By the time he was seventeen, when he returned to England to live permanently, he was the master of five languages. He quickly added a sixth language — English — to his linguistic collection. He consciously chose to write in his adopted language, because, he said, "all the best stories are written in English."

After a brief stint in the business world, Sabatini went to work as a writer. He wrote short stories in the 1890s, and his first novel came out in 1902. In 1905 he married Ruth Goad Dixon, the daughter of a Liverpool merchant. It took Sabatini roughly a quarter of a century of hard work before he attained success with Scaramouche in 1921. The novel, a historical romantic set during the French Revolution, became an international best-seller. It was followed by the equally successful Captain Blood in 1922. All of his earlier books were rushed into reprints, the most popular of which was The Sea Hawk from 1915. Sabatini was a prolific writer; he produced a new book approximately every year, and maintained a great deal of popularity with the reading public through the decades that followed

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