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Captain Blood by Rafael Sabatini

Peter Blood is a physician and an English gentleman who becomes a pirate out of a rankling sense of injustice. Barely escaping the gallows after his arrest for treating wounded rebels who were fighting the oppressive King James, Blood flees England and becomes enslaved on a Barbados plantation of buccaneers. When he escapes, no ship sailing the Spanish Main is safe from...

Scaramouche by Rafael Sabatini

Once he was André-Louis Moreau, a lawyer raised by nobility, unconcerned with the growing discontent among France's lower class - until his best friend is mercilessly struck down by a member of the aristocracy. Now, he is Scaramouche. Speaking out against the unjust French Government, he takes refuge with a nomadic band of acting improvisers where he assumes the role of...

The Fortunes of Casanova and Other Stories by Rafael Sabatini

Full of pace, incident, and plot, these tales range in time from the 16th to the 18th centuries, and they conjure up a wonderful cast of rogues, vagabonds, shyster lawyers, cutpurses, quacks, and conmen. The heart of the book is a series of stories featuring Casanova, the libertine, swordsman, and wit. Sabatini takes nine colorful exploits from Casanova's notorious Memoirs...

The Life Of Cesare Borgia by Rafael Sabatini

The Most Evil Man in Italy? Cesare Borgia served as Machiavelli's model of the ideal ruler for The Prince. The illegitimate son of Pope Alexander VI, he was a cardinal at age 22. He lived hard and died hard, murdering his enemies, seizing power in Florence, and marrying off his sister Lucretia for political gain, not once but three times. This is his remarkable story.

The Sea-Hawk by Rafael Sabatini

A masterpiece of historical fiction - 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.