Scaramouche: A Romance of the French Revolution

Scaramouche: A Romance of the French Revolution

by Rafael Sabatini

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Overview

Scaramouche is a historical novel by Rafael Sabatini, originally published in 1921.

It was subsequently adapted into a play by Barbara Field and into feature films, first in 1923 starring Ramón Novarro, Scaramouche (1923), and a remake in 1952 with Stewart Granger. A romantic adventure, Scaramouche tells the story of a young lawyer during the French Revolution. In the course of his adventures he becomes an actor portraying "Scaramouche" (also called Scaramuccia, a roguish buffoon character in the commedia dell'arte). He also becomes a revolutionary, politician, and fencing-master, confounding his enemies with his powerful orations and swordsmanship. He is forced by circumstances to change sides several times. The book also depicts his transformation from cynic to idealist. (wikipedia.org)



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ISBN-13: 9781434104083
Publisher: The Editorium
Publication date: 08/22/2016
Pages: 370
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.82(d)

About the Author

Known as "The Last of the Great Swashbucklers," Rafael Sabatini (1875-1950) was an Italian-born author whose best-known works include The Sea-Hawk, Scaramouche, and Captain Blood.

Simon Vance, a former BBC Radio presenter and newsreader, is a full-time actor who has appeared on both stage and television. He has recorded over eight hundred audiobooks and has earned five coveted Audie Awards, and he has won fifty-seven Earphones Awards from AudioFile magazine, which has named him a Golden Voice.

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