illustration ©2005 Kevin Atkinson

 

RAFAEL SABATINI

Dubbed “the Prince of Storytellers,” “the heir to Dumas” and “the Last of the Great Swashbucklers,” Rafael Sabatini was, in the 1920s and ’30s, one of the most popular authors in the world. Born in Italy in 1875, the son of professional opera singers, Sabatini attended schools in Portugal and Switzerland, and at the age of seventeen moved to England, the birthplace of his mother. His multilingual background landed him a job as translator for an import firm, but his real interest was in writing. Sabatini was fluent in Italian, French, German, Spanish and Portugese, but chose to write stories in English for the British magazines, as he believed “all the best stories are written in English.” He wrote contemporary short stories, plays, and nonfiction histories, but his greatest success came with his historical adventures, including Scaramouche, The Sea Hawk and Captain Blood. Captain Blood appears in both Graphic Classics: Rafael Sabatini and Adventure Classics.

 

Adventure Classics:
Graphic Classics Volume 12

144 pages, b&w, $10

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Graphic Classics: Rafael Sabatini
144 pages, b&w, $10

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