A mad run through 17th Century France with swordfights, rebellions, disguise, identity theft, and an extremely star-crossed love affair between a leading courtier of Louis XIII (Bardelys, known as "The Magnificent") and the beautiful Roxalanne of Lavédan. Set in the same milieu as Dumas' Three Musketeers stories. Bardelys of the title wagers that he can win the hand of the beautiful but reluctant Roxalanne of Lavédan, but he reckons without the Orléanist rebellion and a case of mistaken identity... more info>>
Peter Blood, an Irish physician and soldier in England in the 1680's, is wrongly convicted of treason and sentenced to indentured slavery in the Caribbean. He escapes and becomes the most feared pirate captain on the Spanish Main, but all the glory of his adventures cannot help him, for the woman he loves cannot love a "thief and pirate." Even when he destroys England's enemies, even at his most triumphant ... but wait! Is that ... A classic novel and the model for a generation of writers.
In the classic action adventure tale, an Irish doctor is transported to the Indies for treason and finds himself sold into bondage to a very beautiful lady. Escape leads to involvement with the buccaneers, and piracy on the high seas. Yet Blood can never really forget the Governor's daughter
An adventurous romp through Italian love, war, and politics at the end of the 15th century. A strong and noble Count must save the Prince's beautiful niece from the unwanted attentions of a loathsome Duke and a treacherous courtier. As the Duke's armies lay siege to the impregnable castle, which must survive on supplies of much wine and little powder, the count turns the tables on his enemies. You'll see why Sabatini is considered the all-time greatest writer of historical adventure.
As with the better-known Capt. Blood, the story takes place during the ill-fated Protestant rebellion of the Duke of Monmouth against James II. The characters are carefully drawn. Not the best the author has to offer, but Sabatini fans will love it, as will lovers of historical romance
Classic tale of romance and adventure Fans of adventure and romance will enjoy this classic tale set against the French Revolution, by the author of Captain Blood, The Sea Hawk, and other classic tales of adventure.
He was born with a gift of laughter and a sense that the world was mad, the most famous opening line of any of Sabatini's novels, sums up this story of friendship, love, betrayal, political intrigue, and swashbuckling thrills, all presented against the background of the turbulent times of the French Revolution. This is Sabatini's grand homage to the Theatre, the Rights of Man, Swordplay, and the twists of Fate. By turns joyful, sad, terrifying, and absorbing, this is the novel that Sabatini most... more info>>
A masterpiece of historical Þction--and a ferociously gripping adventure tale. Oliver Tressilian, a Cornish gentleman who helped defeat the Spanish Armada, is betrayed by his half-brother, throwing him into circumstances where he becomes a Barbary pirate and a follower of Islam.
The King of England is Dead! Murdered by a treasonous Parliament, beheaded and buried in a desecrated grave. His son, the rightful King Charles II, is a fugitive, living in exile in Scotland surrounded only by his closest friends and retainers. One of these is Lionel Faversham, loyal Cavalier and swordsman, handsome and elegant, the toast of what passes for society among the dour Scottish Presbyterians and the court-in-exile. His adventures, escapades, and his greatest romance make up the six st... more info>>
Money and politics! Treachery, romance, betrayal, and snobbery. Unrequited love! Justin Carryll, brought up in France after his real father abandoned him and his mother in 1690, has been schooled all his life to find and destroy that same father. Lord Ostermore, ruined in the South Sea Bubble and flailing desperately in attempts to regain his fortune, has been plotting secretly with the Jacobite Pretender to the English throne. Now Justin is in England for the first time, carrying a message that... more info>>
Andreas von Felsheim is a gentleman who is also the boldest outlaw in the territory under the Falkensteig peaks. His wit and bravery are unmatched, and the tricks of the King's men are no match for this wily fox. But let his men be in danger; or let a woman find the way to his heart; and then you will see Felsheim at his utmost! First mass market edition of these lost tales. Edited and with introduction by Sabatini authority Jesse F. Knight.
"Three Classics of Romance and Swordplay! Each of these novels has sold hundreds of millions of copies and been filmed over and over. Now read them complete and unabridged in on inexpensive eBook. How did a mild-mannered country doctor become the most feared pirate on the Seven Seas? Read Captain Blood, a story of bold men, hot-blooded women and daring exploits on land and sea, and discover the answer for yourself. Born in poverty, hating the cruel tyranny of the French aristocracy, who was the ... more info>>
Sabatini's masterpiece of 16th-Century historical adventure. Sir Oliver Tressilian is betrayed by his brother and sold into slavery, and spurned by the woman he loves. Escaping the slavers, he becomes the leader of the Barbary pirates of Algiers. Now is the time for his revenge; a stunning raid on the Cornish coast yields not only his brother, but his ex-fiancée.... A must-read!
Rafael Sabatini (1875-1950) was an Italian/British writer who crafted some of the greatest tales of action and adventure ever written, including "Captain Blood," "The Sea Hawk," "Scaramouche," and many more. This volume collects 14 rare Sabatini short stories (most appearing for the first time in book form). Included are: "The Sword of Islam," "The Tapestried Room," "The Baker of Rousillon," "The Blackmailer," "The Curate and the Actress," "The Foster-Lover," "The Ordeal," "Wirgman's Theory," "T... more info>>
by Raphael Sabatini Action-Adventure with a touch of historical romance by a master storyteller. "He whom they called the Tavern Knight laughed an evil laugh--such a laugh as the pious might conceive on the lips of Satan." Thus begins Sabatini's masterful romance of the life of a Tavern King--a story of swashbuckling adventure and murderous action. Unusually for Sabatini, he has turned to English history to provide the backdrop for this thrilling tale. Another romantic action thriller by the aut... more info>>