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by Raphael Sabatini

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ISBN:
0755115511
Author:
Raphael Sabatini
Category:
Genre Fiction
Language:
English
Publisher:
House of Stratus; New edition edition (January 11, 2008)
Pages:
426 pages
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1538 kb
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1163 kb
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1835 kb
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4.5
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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

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.

Scaramouche by Rafael Sabatini is an historical novel set in the turbulent times of the French Revolution. The plot describes Andre-Louis Moreau, a young lawyer adopted by his godfather who cannot reveal his parentage

Scaramouche by Rafael Sabatini is an historical novel set in the turbulent times of the French Revolution. The plot describes Andre-Louis Moreau, a young lawyer adopted by his godfather who cannot reveal his parentage. Moreau inadvertently stumbles into political events and becomes a wanted man based on the evil machinations of a sinister Marquis. He is forced to go underground and joins a group of Commedia dell' Arte traveling players, where he takes on the role of a scheming blackguard, Scaramouche.

Rafael Sabatini, creator of some of the world’s best-loved heroes, was born in Italy in 1875 to an English mother and . Scaramouche, the King Maker is its much more dark and cynical cousin. Gone, for the most part, are Andre Louis' unending witty repartee and cutting come-backs.

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.

A Romance of the French Revolution. The fracas at the theatre feydau. The nobles, by disobeying the King, are striking at the very foundations of the throne. Don't they perceive that their very existence depends upon it; that if the throne falls over, it is they who stand nearest to it who will be crushed? Don't they see that?"

Scaramouche the King-Maker. In all, Sabatini produced 31 novels, eight short story collections, six non-fiction books, numerous uncollected short stories, and a play.

Scaramouche the King-Maker. Description: Title: Scaramouche the King-Maker.

In 'Scaramouche the Kingmaker,' Andre Louis again dons his famous and much-admired disguise to embark upon a new adventure – and one full of the thrill and swashbuckling action that has earnt Sabatini his place in the hall o. .

In 'Scaramouche the Kingmaker,' Andre Louis again dons his famous and much-admired disguise to embark upon a new adventure – and one full of the thrill and swashbuckling action that has earnt Sabatini his place in the hall of great writers. One fee. Stacks of books.

Scaramouche, the King Maker is its much more dark and cynical cousin. He is now pure Machiavellian schemer who seems to bring the downfall of the powerful as a whim and sends men (mostly scoundrels, but innocents also get caught as collateral damage) to the guillotine simply as a game or test of his skill.

Sabatini takes up the story of Scaramouche as the revolutionary leaders like Robespierre turn to terror to squelch any chance for royalist sympathizers or the . Books related to Scaramouche the King-Maker.

Sabatini takes up the story of Scaramouche as the revolutionary leaders like Robespierre turn to terror to squelch any chance for royalist sympathizers or the remaining nobility to play a role in France's political future. Scaramouche pursues a course that sets him in opposition to Robespierre while trying to secure the affections of his beloved Aline.

Another adventure from Sabatini’s remarkable and much-loved hero. In 'Scaramouche the Kingmaker,' Andre Louis again dons his famous and much-admired disguise to embark upon a new adventure – and one full of the thrill and swashbuckling action that has earnt Sabatini his place in the hall of great writers.
  • Mitynarit
Although Sabatini tortures you regarding the relationship between Andre-Louis and Aline, the book is truly a political work of art. Andre-Louis gives up his sword fighting to become an undercover political assassin! It's an excellent sequel to Scaramouche!
  • ladushka
The sequel to Scaramouche, a good read but not equal to the original...
  • Na
The sequel to Scaramouche, this is a very different novel. Scaramouche was filled with comedy, wit, adventure, sword-play and traditional motivations right out of Dumas---revenge, love, survival, and greed.

Scaramouche, the King Maker is its much more dark and cynical cousin. Gone, for the most part, are Andre Louis' unending witty repartee and cutting come-backs. He is now pure Machiavellian schemer who seems to bring the downfall of the powerful as a whim and sends men (mostly scoundrels, but innocents also get caught as collateral damage) to the guillotine simply as a game or test of his skill. Despite being one of the best swordsmen in France, there is not a single duel. He never draws his blade. His mind and capacity to plot and exploit the weaknesses of powerful men is much more powerful.

We watch over and over again as he coaxes the wealthy and powerful out onto a limb, while he saws it off behind them with a cynical smile, taking no joy in his success. He has no true motivation, no principles----he does not support any cause, in fact he has contempt for those who benefit from his machinations. He just manipulates and wreaks havoc.

Yes, his love for Aline in a primary motivator, but I found his behavior to be disturbing and amoral. I think that might be what Sabatini was looking for. This novel is a condemnation of the French Revolution as well as how power corrupts all it touches. There are no heroes in this novel, really. All are protecting their own interest and whose head will fall into the basket is more a function of timing and which way the wind blows.

The King Maker is nowhere near as much fun as Scaramouche. It is sort of like The Unforgiven was to westerns---an adventure of the French Revolution without the romance and myth. Just betrayal, greed, the exercise of power, and the basest of human traits on display. In other words, it is realistic and a more complex and modern novel.(
  • Wishamac
Poor. Doesn't hold a candle to the original. Characters seem wooden and puposeless. Especially Aline. In the original she had personality and an edge. In this one she seems bland and banal.

Bill Oakey