The Historical Nights' Entertainment

Sabatini, Rafael

Published by House of Stratus Ltd, 2001
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Synopsis: Rafael Sabatini wrote his stories of 'The Historical Night's Entertainment' to thrill and delight his readers with accounts of bizarre and extraordinary episodes. Based on real events, Sabatini has brought to them his own masterly embellishments, adding all the liveliness and excitement of fiction. Although written many years ago, his tales still bring the purest form of entertainment.

About 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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Title: The Historical Nights' Entertainment
Publisher: House of Stratus Ltd
Publication Date: 2001
Binding: Softcover
Book Condition: Fine
Edition: First Thus.

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