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Rafael Sabatini (April 29, 1875 - February 13, 1950) was an Italian/British writer of novels of romance and adventure. April 29 is the 119th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (120th in leap years). ... 1875 (MDCCCLXXV) was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... February 13 is the 44th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1950 (MCML) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ... The term writer can apply to anyone who creates a written work, but the word more usually designates those who write creatively or professionally, or those who have written in many different forms. ... Daniel Defoes Robinson Crusoe; title page of 1719 newspaper edition A novel (from French nouvelle Italian novella, new) is an extended fictional narrative in prose. ... A romance novel is a novel from the genre currently known as romance. ... Adventure novels have adventure as a main theme. ...

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Life

Rafael Sabatini was born April 29, 1875 in Jesi, Italy. His mother was English, his father Italian. 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." April 29 is the 119th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (120th in leap years). ... 1875 (MDCCCLXXV) was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... Jesi is a commune in the province of Ancona, Marche, Italy. ... Sydney Opera House: one of the worlds most recognisable opera houses and landmarks. ... Ercole de Roberti: Concert, c. ... A teachers room in a Japanese middle school, 2005. ... Royal motto (French): Dieu et mon droit (Translated: God and my right) Englands location (dark green) within the United Kingdom (light green), with the Republic of Ireland (blue) to its west Languages English Capital London Largest city London Area – Total Ranked 1st UK 130,395 km² Population –mid-2004... Royal motto (French): Dieu et mon droit (Translated: God and my right) Englands location (dark green) within the United Kingdom (light green), with the Republic of Ireland (blue) to its west Languages English Capital London Largest city London Area – Total Ranked 1st UK 130,395 km² Population –mid-2004... The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ...


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. 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. Wall Street, Manhattan is the location of the New York Stock Exchange and is often used as a symbol for the world of business. ... Scaramouche is a historical novel by Rafael Sabatini, originally published in 1921 and subsequently adapted into a play by Barbara Field and into feature films in 1923 starring Ramón Novarro and 1952 with Stewart Granger. ... Liberty Leading the People, a painting by Delacroix commemorating the July Revolution of 1830 but which has come to be generally accepted as symbolic of French popular uprisings against the monarchy in general and the French Revolution in particular. ... A bestseller is a book that is identified as extremely popular by its inclusion on a list of top-sellers. ... Captain Blood is an adventure novel by Rafael Sabatini, originally published in 1922. ... 1940s paperback edition The Sea Hawk is a novel by Rafael Sabatini, originally published in 1915. ...


By the 1940s, illness forced the writer to slow his prolific method of composition. However, he did write several additional works even during that time. He died February 13, 1950 in Switzerland. He is buried at Adelboden, Switzerland. On his head stone his wife had written, "He was born with a gift of laughter and a sense that the world was mad," the first line of his best-known work, Scaramouche. February 13 is the 44th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1950 (MCML) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ... This article is about the village Adelboden in Canton of Berne, for other places with this name, see Adelboden, Lucerne or Adelboden, Schwyz Adelboden is a commune in Bernese Oberland in Switzerland. ... Scaramouche is a historical novel by Rafael Sabatini, originally published in 1921 and subsequently adapted into a play by Barbara Field and into feature films in 1923 starring Ramón Novarro and 1952 with Stewart Granger. ...


He is best known for his world-wide bestsellers: A bestseller is a book that is identified as extremely popular by its inclusion on a list of top-sellers. ...

The first three of these books have been made into notable films. 1940s paperback edition The Sea Hawk is a novel by Rafael Sabatini, originally published in 1915. ... 1915 (MCMXV) was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... Combatants England Dutch Republic Spain Portugal Commanders Charles Howard Francis Drake Duke of Medina Sidonia Strength 34 warships 163 merchant vessels 22 galleons 108 merchant vessels Casualties 500 dead or wounded 600 dead, 397 captured 3 merchant ships sunk 1 merchant ship captured The Spanish Armada or Great/Grand Armada... The Flag of 18th Century pirate Calico Jack This article is about sea piracy; for other uses of Piracy or Pirate, see Pirate (disambiguation). ... The Barbary Coast, or Barbary, was the term used by Europeans till the 19th century to refer to the coastal regions of what is now Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, and Libya. ... Scaramouche is a historical novel by Rafael Sabatini, originally published in 1921 and subsequently adapted into a play by Barbara Field and into feature films in 1923 starring Ramón Novarro and 1952 with Stewart Granger. ... 1921 (MCMXXI) was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... Liberty Leading the People, a painting by Delacroix commemorating the July Revolution of 1830 but which has come to be generally accepted as symbolic of French popular uprisings against the monarchy in general and the French Revolution in particular. ... Karel Dujardins set his closely-observed scene of a travelling troupes makeshift stage against idealized ruins in the Roman Campagna: dated 1657 (Louvre Museum) Commedia Dellarte (Italian: comedy of professional artists also interpreted as comedy of humors), also known as Extemporal Comedy, was a form of improvisational theater... Captain Blood is an adventure novel by Rafael Sabatini, originally published in 1922. ... 1922 (MCMXXII) was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... Bellarion the Fortunate, published in 1926, is a historical novel by Rafael Sabatini. ... 1926 (MCMXXVI) was a common year starting on Friday (link will take you to calendar). ... Film refers to the celluloid media on which movies are printed. ...


In all, he produced thirty one novels, eight short story collections, six nonfiction books, numerous uncollected short stories, and a play.


Works

Series

Scaramouche

  • Scaramouche (1921)
  • Scaramouche the Kingmaker (1931)

Captain Blood

  • Captain Blood (1922)
  • Captain Blood Returns (1931) aka The Chronicles of Captain Blood
  • The Fortunes of Captain Blood (1936)

Novels

  • The Lovers of Yvonne (1902) aka The Suitors of Yvonne
  • The Tavern Knight (1904)
  • Bardelys the Magnificent (1906)
  • The Trampling of the Lilies (1906)
  • Love-At-Arms: Being a narrative excerpted from the chronicles of Urbino during the dominion of the High and Mighty Messer Guidobaldo da Montefeltro (1907)
  • The Shame of Motley (1908)
  • St. Martin's Summer (1909)
  • Mistress Wilding (1910) aka Anthony Wilding
  • The Lion's Skin (1911)
  • The Strolling Saint (1913)
  • The Gates of Doom (1914)
  • The Sea Hawk (1915)
  • The Snare (1917)
  • Fortune's Fool (1923)
  • The Carolinian (1924)
  • Bellarion (1926)
  • The Hounds of God (1928)
  • The Romantic Prince (1929)
  • The King's Minion (1930) aka The Minion
  • The Black Swan (1932)
  • The Stalking Horse (1933)
  • Venetian Masque (1934)
  • Chivalry (1935)
  • Scaramis (1936)
  • The Lost King (1937)
  • The Sword of Islam (1939)
  • The Marquis of Carabas (1940) aka Master-At-Arms
  • Columbus (1941)
  • King In Prussia (1944) aka The Birth of Mischief
  • The Gamester (1949)
  • Saga of the sea (1953)
  • The Treasure Ship (2004)

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Collections

  • The Justice of the Duke (1912)
  • The Banner of the Bull (1915)
  • The Nuptials of Corbal (1927)
  • The Reaping (1929)
  • Turbulent Tales (1946)
  • Sinner, Saint And Jester: A Trilogy in Romantic Adventure (omnibus) (1954)
  • In the Shadow of the Guillotine / Comprising Scaramouche / The Marquis of Carabas / The Lost King (omnibus) (1955)
  • A Fair Head of Angling Stories (1989)
  • The Fortunes of Casanova: And Other Stories (1994, stories originally published 1907-21 & 1934)
  • The Outlaws of Falkensteig (2000, stories originally published 1900-2)
  • The Camisade: And Other Stories of the French Revolution (2001, stories originally published 1900-16)

Plays

  • The Tyrant: An Episode in the Career of Cesare Borgia, a Play in Four Acts (1925)

Anthologies edited

  • A Century of Sea Stories (1935)
  • A Century of Historical Stories (1936)

Non fiction

  • The Life of Cesare Borgia (1912)
  • Torquemada and the Spanish Inquisition (1913)
  • The Historical Nights' Entertainment (1917)
  • Heroic Lives (1934)

Epitaph

Sabatini's epitaph, on his gravestone, is the first line from Scaramouche: See Epitaph Records for the record label An epitaph (literally: on the gravestone in ancient Greek) is text honoring the deceased, most commonly inscribed on a tombstone or plaque. ...

"He was born with the gift of laughter, and a sense that the world was mad."

External links

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See also


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Rafael Sabatini - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (648 words)
Rafael Sabatini (April 29, 1875 - February 13, 1950) was an Italian/British writer of novels of romance and adventure.
Rafael Sabatini was born April 29, 1875 in Jesi, Italy.
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.
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