Rafael Sabatini 1875—1950

Rafael Sabatini

Rafael Sabatini was an Italian/British writer of novels of romance and adventure. He wrote short stories in the 1890s, and his first novel came out in 1902. It took Sabatini roughly a quarter of a century of hard work before he attained success with Scaramouche in 1921. This brilliant novel of 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. While he perhaps didn’t achieve the mammoth success of Scaramouche and Captain Blood, nonetheless Sabatini still maintained a great deal of popularity with the reading public through the decades that followed. The public knew that in picking up a Sabatini book, they could always count upon a good read, and his following was loyal and extensive. (source: Wikipedia)

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Captain Blood (1922)

Peter Blood, a physician and English gentleman, turned pirate out of a rankling sense of injustice. Barely escaping the gallows after his arrest for tre...read more »

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Love-at-Arms (1907)

Get set for a rip-roaring yarn. Set in early modern Italy, Love-At-Arms skillfully combines all of the elements that have won Rafael Sabatini’s work a w...read more »

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Mistress Wilding (1910)

The classic action-adventure romance Mistress Wilding offers something for every Rafael Sabatini fan. Set amidst the turmoil of King James’ reign, the t...read more »

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Scaramouche (1921)

When the aristocratic Lord of La Tour d’Azyr murders Andre-Louis’s best friend - a young man who is politically active during the French Revolution - An...read more »

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Scaramouche The Kingmaker (1931)

Another adventure from Sabatini’s remarkable and much-loved hero. In Scaramouche the Kingmaker, Andre Louis again dons his famous and much-admired disgu...read more »

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St. Martin's Summer (1909)

Martin Marie Rigobert de Ganache had far too many important things to do than worry about the plight of an endangered heiress. But as he and the unfortu...read more »

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The Life of Cesare Borgia (1912)

Though best known for sweeping historical epics such as Scaramouche and the Captain Blood series, Rafael Sabatini also dabbled in nonfiction from time t...read more »

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The Lion's Skin (1911)

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 fath...read more »

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The Sea-Hawk (1915)

“The Sea Hawk” is Raphael Sabatini’s classic tale of nautical adventure set in the late 16th century. It is the story of Sir Oliver Tressilian who is vi...read more »

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The Snare (1917)

Known for a series of wildly popular, action-packed romance adventure novels such as Scaramouche and Captain Blood, Rafael Sabatini’s work deftly combin...read more »

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The Tavern Knight (1904)

Take a trip to the distant past with this majestic epic from Rafael Sabatini, regarded as one of the masters of the historical action-adventure genre. S...read more »