Ready of wit and skilled of blade, the elegant surgeon-buccaneer Captain Blood is ever a jump ahead of his foes. Time and again, he falls headlong into deep peril, and his own motley crew are happy to sail to hell and back at his command. Yet when everything is stacked against him, can he keep his honour until the bitter end?
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Rafael Sabatini was born in Jesi, Italy in 1875 to an English mother and Italian father, both renowned opera singers. At a young age, Rafael travelled frequently, and could speak six languages fluently by the age of seventeen. After a brief stint in the business world, Sabatini turned to writing. He worked prolifically, writing short stories in the 1890s, with his first novel published in 1902. Scaramouche was published in 1921 to widespread acclaim, and was soon followed by the equally successful Captain Blood and The Sea Hawk. He died on February 13, 1950 in Switzerland.Review:
"An avenging angel, his oppressor's worst nightmare, the modern avatar of the Count of Monte Cristo. In the wake of Sabatini's dashing buccaneer come C.S. Forester and Patrick O'Brian, but also James Bond and Dick Francis" Washington Post "Captain Blood is a Dick Turpin of the High Seas, a seafaring version of The Scarlet Pimpernel, a Caribbean Zorro" -- Kate Mosse from the introduction to the Vintage edition of 'Captain Blood' "Buckles never swashed more dashingly" -- John Sutherland Guardian "I liked the idea that the hero was also the villain. He was a pirate with a conscience and that idea was to be very strong in my books" -- Eoin Colfer
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Book Description Vintage Classics. Paperback. Book Condition: Brand New. In Stock. Bookseller Inventory # zk0099528479
Book Description Vintage Classic, 2011. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0099528479