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Sandokan, el perosnaje principal, es una sintesis increible de todos los modelos de heroismo del siglo XIX y de cualquier siglo. Quienes entran en el mundo craedo por le autor, se convierten en marineros, piratas, aventureros, cazadores.
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Emilio Salgari (1862 - 1911) fue un escritor y periodista italiano. Escribio principalmente novelas de aventuras, ambientadas en los lugares mas variados, como Malasia, el Mar Caribe, la selva india, el desierto y la selva africana, el oeste de Estados Unidos, las selvas de Australia e incluso los mares articos. Creo personajes que alimentaron la imaginacion de millones de lectores. Tal vez el mas conocido de sus personajes sea el pirata Sandokan. En los paises de habla hispana, su obra fue particularmente popular, por lo menos hasta los anos setenta-ochenta.
Great adventure book from an underappreciated writer Dec 22, 2006
Italy's Emilio Salgari might not have been a great writer, his prose was often clunky, but his books were fast and entertaining, and he was an antiimperialist at a time when the west was imperialist. Who else in the west in the 1880s sympathized with the natives of what would be later be known as the third world?. This was a period when the European powers were scrambling to acquire colonies by force throughout the world, regardless of what its native peoples thought about it. His most celebrated character is Sandokan, a malaysian "pirate" (today, he would have been called a terrorist) fighting against the British Empire in his homeland. His books never achieved any fame in the english speaking world, and given the indictment of the British Empire in many of his books, this is not difficult to explain. He was tremendously popular instead in Latin America throughout much of the 20th century. No wonder that Salgari was among Che Guevara's favourite authors.
Love it so far Dec 17, 2006
I've pecked at the first three chapters using my dictionary. So far, I've read "Charlotte's Web" and the like in Spanish (with a dictionary), and this is a good level for me to learn more of the language.
The story is enjoyable so far. I've shared what I've read with my students, and several seemed interested in the book. It's not short on adventure, to be sure!
Magnifico Sep 8, 2005
I had the pleasure to read Salgari's books since I was a 9 years old kid in spanish. I still remember the characters in the different series of books (I am now 40 !). I will never forget Sandokan and Yanez, The black corsair with her beloved Honorata or the series of the Damascus Lion and Captain Storm.
All Salgari books are recomended for kids from 5 to 95, if you have the chance to get them, there are more than 80 amazing adventures available (most of them very dificult to find).
Enjoy Salgari books, you won't have any regrete !
Sandokan Series Aug 5, 2002
As all the reviewers, it is a real shame that the readers that not speak spanish can't get all this series. I read all Sandokan series when I was a child and I had 8 years old, and I liked it so much at the grade that I re-read all the series again. The Sandokan books that I know was written by Emilio Salgari are:
Sandokan The pirate's woman The malasian pirates The stranglers The two rivals The malasian tigers The king of the sea The Mompracem's reconquer The fake bracman The fall of an empire In the indian jungles The vengeance of Yañez
It is important to mention that between The King of the Sea and the Mompracem's reconquer there are other two books that talk about the reconquer of the former Sandokan's kingdom. These tales are named Sandokan and The Vegeance of Sandokan.
That is the reason of when we read the Reconquer of Mompracem we read that Sandokan is now a king of a Bornean kingdom.
I recommend highly this series and it will be one of my favorites all time.
Sandokan the Great - A reader from WPB, Florida Dec 13, 2001
With Salgari the reader gets a mix of Verne and Dumas together. It is a shame that his titles are so difficult to find in English. Maybe because the "bad" guys are the British! Common get over it! These are just adventures of the best kind.
Storms, battles and twisted plots in mysterious Malasian islands that open kids eyes to the world. All before Internet and Satellite TV. With Salgari you travel around the world with a book, find the Taymir submarine adventures, superb!
Some day I will get the books from the Sandokan series I have not read.