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Bardelys the Magnificent (Large Print) [Paperback]

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Being an Account of the Strange Wooing pursued by the Sieur Marcel de Saint-Pol; Marquis of Bardelys, and of the things that in the course of it befell him in Languedoc, in the year of the Rebellion.



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Pages   452
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 9.21" Width: 6.14" Height: 0.91"
Weight:   1.38 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Jan 11, 2008
Publisher   Tutis Digital Publishing Pvt. Ltd.
ISBN  8184568061  
ISBN13  9788184568066  


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Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Rafael Sabatini (1875-1950) was born in Italy to two opera singers. He often joined his parents on their professional tours of Europe. In 1918, he became a British subject and worked for British Intelligence during World War I. He published his first novel, The Lovers of Yvonne, at the age of twenty-seven and continued to produce numerous historical novels, short stories, plays, screenplays, and biographies. Scaramouche was first published in 1921, followed by Captain Blood in 1922.
Gary Hoppenstand is a professor of American Studies at Michigan State University. He has published numerous articles and books on topics ranging from literature to popular culture, including Popular Fiction: An Anthology and In Search of the Paper Tiger.

Rafael Sabatini was born in 1875 and died in 1950.

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Very early Sabatini, and it shows  May 24, 2003
Bardelys the Magnificent is a fairly good novel, one of Sabatini's earliest (my copy lists the copyright date as 1905). His writing isn't quite as polished as it would be later on and the story isn't told quite as smoothly as in other, later books. Still, it's a good and entertaining read.

The Marquis de Bardelys is a court favorite of Louis XIII who is goaded into a wager that he can woo and wed the country noblewoman Roxalanne de Lavédan, the wager being with his court rival who recently failed to win said fair maiden. Upon his arrival at the Lavédans' château, Bardelys is mistaken for someone else and initially unable to correct the mistake. As Roxalanne and he get along, he finds himself afraid of the consequences should he reveal himself to be the notorious libertine Bardelys (whose reputation is exaggerated, anyway). Others jealous of Bardelys for various reasons complicate matters further, and before all is finally resolved, he stands for a while in real danger of losing his head.

I give this three stars in comparison to Sabatini's other works (I have 26 of his novels), but it's still a book I'd recommend for fans of this author or those who enjoy this genre.

 
Very early Sabatini, and it shows  May 24, 2003
Bardelys the Magnificent is a fairly good novel, one of Sabatini's earliest (my copy lists the copyright date as 1905). His writing isn't quite as polished as it would be later on and the story isn't told quite as smoothly as in other, later books. Still, it's a good and entertaining read.

The Marquis de Bardelys is a court favorite of Louis XIII who is goaded into a wager that he can woo and wed the country noblewoman Roxalanne de Lavédan, the wager being with his court rival who recently failed to win said fair maiden. Upon his arrival at the Lavédans' château, Bardelys is mistaken for someone else and initially unable to correct the mistake. As Roxalanne and he get along, he finds himself afraid of the consequences should he reveal himself to be the notorious libertine Bardelys (whose reputation is exaggerated, anyway). Others jealous of Bardelys for various reasons complicate matters further, and before all is finally resolved, he stands for a while in real danger of losing his head.

I give this three stars in comparison to Sabatini's other works (I have 26 of his novels), but it's still a book I'd recommend for fans of this author or those who enjoy this genre.

 

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