The Sea Hawk

The Sea Hawk

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by Raphael Sabatini
     
 

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Sir Oliver, a typical English gentleman, is accused of murder, kidnapped off the Cornish coast, and dragged into life as a Barbary corsair. However Sir Oliver rises to the challenge and proves a worthy hero for this much-admired novel. Religious conflict, melodrama, romance and intrigue combine to create a masterly and highly successful story, perhaps best known for

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Sir Oliver, a typical English gentleman, is accused of murder, kidnapped off the Cornish coast, and dragged into life as a Barbary corsair. However Sir Oliver rises to the challenge and proves a worthy hero for this much-admired novel. Religious conflict, melodrama, romance and intrigue combine to create a masterly and highly successful story, perhaps best known for its many film adaptations.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781842328279
Publisher:
House of Stratus, Incorporated
Publication date:
06/30/2001
Pages:
374
Product dimensions:
5.37(w) x 8.12(h) x 1.00(d)

Meet the Author

Rafael Sabatini, creator of some of the world’s best-loved heroes, was born in Italy in 1875 to an English mother and Italian father, both well-known opera singers. He was educated in Portugal and Switzerland, but at seventeen moved to England, where, after a brief stint in the business world, he started to write. Fluent in a total of five languages, he nonetheless chose to write in English, claiming that ‘all the best stories are written in [that language]’. His writing career was launched with a collection of short stories, followed by several novels. Fame, however, came with ‘Scaramouche’, the much-loved story of the French Revolution, which became an international bestseller. ‘Captain Blood’ followed soon after, which resulted in a renewed enthusiasm for his earlier work which were rushed into reprint. For many years a prolific writer, he was forced to abandon writing in the 1940’s through illness and eventually died in 1950. Sabatini is best remembered for his heroic characters and high-spirited novels, many of which have been adapted into classic films, including Scaramouche, Captain Blood and The Sea Hawk. They appeal to both a male and female audience with drama, romance and action, all placed in historical settings. It was once stated in the ‘Daily Telegraph’ that ‘one wonders if there is another storyteller so adroit at filling his pages with intrigue and counter-intrigue, with danger threaded with romance, with a background of lavish colour, of silks and velvets, of swords and jewels.’

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The Sea-Hawk 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 24 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I had never heard of Rafael Sabatini before. However, when I was browsing for a good book, I had spotted Captain Blood. I wasn't exactly sure how it would turn out, but I decided to give it a try. It was surely worth it! The imagery, the language and the setting Sabatini uses truly captivates the reader! As soon as I had finished Captain Blood, I couldn't wait to find another book by Sabatini. Soon enough I discovered The Sea Hawk and it was even better than Captain Blood! What caught me more with this book was the betrayal that the characters exhibited in this book against the main character, Sir Oliver Tressilian. Oliver's actions and the choices he makes to exact revenge on those who wronged him really make the reader feel sympathy for him. Also, Sabatini writes in a way to make the reader see all sides of the story and not just side with the main character and the events that follow in the tale. The fears, the doubts and the weaknesses the characters feel in this book are ones that all humans feel, it's almost a little difficult to remember that they are only fictional. The way Sabatini describes the characters and their emotions in this book makes them seem much more real and complex as actual true human beings. The brutality in this book is a little severe, however it gives off a real-world feeling to it. This truly is a book that will bring you into its world. I highly recommend it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Seahawks rule
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The story is great, but this edition is a mess. Most of the "w's" aren't translated as "w," and there are random page and paragraph breaks. Not to mention all the other random letters that aren't properly translated, like "h" becoming "li" and vice versa. All those errors make for a tough read.
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Yea
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DO YALL NOW WHY PEPOLE PUT NON STUFF ABOUT THE SEAHAWKS ON THIS THING IF YALL DO NOT NEED TO HAVE IT ON THERE. IF YALL ARE NOT GOING TO PIT IT ON THERE TJEN DO NOT TRY TO PUT IT ON THERE ANY WAYS. YALL PEOPLE AR DUMB???...
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MrFlok More than 1 year ago
Very well written book. I had a hard time putting it down. Was a little hard at times to understand with the errors and misspelled words but was really captivating. Totally worth reading. would give 5 stars if not for the errors.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I just love this book!
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penelopem More than 1 year ago
Sir Oliver Tressilian is wronged by his half-brother, Lionel. Kidnapped, Oliver survives slavery at the oar of a Spanish ship and becomes a Muslim pirate. Feared and respected, Oliver becomes Sakr-El-Bahr. When an unexpected chance comes along for him to wreak vengeance upon Lionel, he sets out for England. However, in seeking to settle the score, he puts his own life in grave danger.
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Ami...                                                                                                                                                                                     I am actually really bummed right now... i am part of a broncos family... :(
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Whats the matter AJ?
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Im single
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Cries alone