Scaramouche : A Romance of the French Revolution

Rafael Sabatini

Simon Vance (Narrator)

08-01-97

12hrs 12min

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08-01-97

12hrs 12min

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Unabridged

Genre

Fiction/Classics

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“A plot of cunning construction, worked out with finished technique. There is just that amount of suspense which is necessary to charm the imagination of the average reader, just enough heroic gestures to satisfy the child that survives in all of us.” New York Times

With swordfights and romance, adventure and treachery set against the backdrop of the French Revolution, this is the book that made Rafael Sabatini famous.

Andr├®-Louis Moreau has good prospects as a young lawyer, but an unfair duel with the ruthlessly cruel Count de La Tour d'Azyr leaves Andr├®-Louis' best friend dead and Andr├®-Louis himself a fugitive from the king's justice. While incognito, disguised as "Scaramouche,"he becomes both a wildly popular actor and a firebrand of the Revolution. His vow to avenge his friend's murder leads him deeper into the political intrigues that surround the Revolution and to a position of power. But there are secrets to be revealed that will stun all of Paris.

One of the best historical romances of all time, Scaramouche was a bestseller upon its original publication in the United States in 1921. Today it remains a classic of swashbuckling adventure.

Praise

“A plot of cunning construction, worked out with finished technique. There is just that amount of suspense which is necessary to charm the imagination of the average reader, just enough heroic gestures to satisfy the child that survives in all of us.” New York Times

“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.” Daily Telegraph

“Delightfully courtly, flowery but not dated…deservedly popular.” Publishers Weekly

“All in all, this ‘sheer knight-errantry’ is a marvelous entertainment.” Kirkus Reviews

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Language English
Release Day Jul 31, 1997
Release Date August 1, 1997
Release Date Machine 870393600
Imprint Blackstone Publishing
Provider Craig Black
Categories Classics, Literature & Fiction, Classics, Classics, Evergreen Classics, Evergreen Classics
Author Bio
Rafael Sabatini

Rafael Sabatini (1875–1950) was the son of two opera singers. Schooled in England and Switzerland, he would learn many languages. His first job was as a translator, and he would later translate for British Intelligence during World War I. He began writing historical romances for fun, and after publishing his first story in the mid 1890s, produced a new book every year for the next twenty five years.

Narrator Bio
Simon Vance

Simon Vance (a.k.a. Robert Whitfield) is an award-winning actor and narrator. He has earned more than fifty Earphones Awards and won the prestigious Audie Award for best narration thirteen times. He was named Booklist’s very first Voice of Choice in 2008 and has been named an AudioFile Golden Voice as well as an AudioFile Best Voice of 2009. He has narrated more than eight hundred audiobooks over almost thirty years, beginning when he was a radio newsreader for the BBC in London. He is also an actor who has appeared on both stage and television.

Overview

With swordfights and romance, adventure and treachery set against the backdrop of the French Revolution, this is the book that made Rafael Sabatini famous.

Andr├®-Louis Moreau has good prospects as a young lawyer, but an unfair duel with the ruthlessly cruel Count de La Tour d'Azyr leaves Andr├®-Louis' best friend dead and Andr├®-Louis himself a fugitive from the king's justice. While incognito, disguised as "Scaramouche,"he becomes both a wildly popular actor and a firebrand of the Revolution. His vow to avenge his friend's murder leads him deeper into the political intrigues that surround the Revolution and to a position of power. But there are secrets to be revealed that will stun all of Paris.

One of the best historical romances of all time, Scaramouche was a bestseller upon its original publication in the United States in 1921. Today it remains a classic of swashbuckling adventure.

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