(EBOOK FREE) [Scaramouche] BY Rafael Sabatini


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    Review Scaramouche (EBOOK FREE) [Scaramouche] BY Rafael Sabatini Rafael Sabatini ☆ 6 Read 45 stars for this swashbuckling historical novel written in 1921 by Rafael Sabatini set during French Revolution times in the late 1700s Andre Louis Moreau is a young lawyer of unknown parentage but has a protec

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    Review Scaramouche (EBOOK FREE) [Scaramouche] BY Rafael Sabatini Rafael Sabatini ☆ 6 Read At the dawn of the French Revolution when Aristocrats are about to tumble down into the toxic precipice there lived in the village of Gavrillac Brittany with his Godfather Andre Louis Moreau A young lawyer of unknown origin now but ea

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    Review Scaramouche (EBOOK FREE) [Scaramouche] BY Rafael Sabatini He was born with a gift of laughter and a sense that the world was madEverybody and their brother uote the opening sentence of the book and no wonder it really is very much uotable In this case I do not want stand

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    (EBOOK FREE) [Scaramouche] BY Rafael Sabatini Characters Ñ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ☆ Rafael Sabatini Review Scaramouche This reviews can be found on Amaranthine ReadsHe was born with a gift of laughter and a sense that the world was mad André Louis Moreau a country lawyer with no idea and no care for his birth heritage witnesses the murder of his elouent friend by a swarthy aristocrat and swears vengeance yet the laws of pre Revolution France do not euate to

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    (EBOOK FREE) [Scaramouche] BY Rafael Sabatini He was born with a gift of laughter and a sense that the world was mad” One of the best opening lines I've ever readI'm sure this will end up being one of my favourite rereads of the yearA fast paced read that seamlessly merges André Loui

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    (EBOOK FREE) [Scaramouche] BY Rafael Sabatini I wavered between four and five stars on this one but I totally have to go with the five It’s just that awesome I was actually a little surprised at how much I loved this book I mean I love swashbucklers and historical fictionDumas père is my man but the only other Sabatini novel I’ve read Venetian Masue I found to be a little underwhelming so I did not expect this from Sabatini Speaking of Dumas I almos

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    Review Scaramouche (EBOOK FREE) [Scaramouche] BY Rafael Sabatini Characters Ñ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ☆ Rafael Sabatini Seminal novels have a curious tendency of being very much unlike the genres they inspire It's something I've explored before in The Lord of the Rings fantasy The Virginian western and The Moonstone mystery and Scaramouche definitely resembles the latter two in how they stray from what we might expectFirstly we have an unusually introspective complex protagonist Much less the dashing hero we are shown a doubting cynic a r

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    (EBOOK FREE) [Scaramouche] BY Rafael Sabatini From the Robe to the Buskin and now from the buskin to the Sword What will be the end of you I wonder It is always a gamble to re read your childhood favourites Lately I'v had a couple of bad hits while trying to revoke the passion towards a few books that I worshipped as a child Scaramouche is one of those titles Without going into the de

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    Review Scaramouche (EBOOK FREE) [Scaramouche] BY Rafael Sabatini Andre Louis Moreau is the Scaramouche of fame I am delighted with this knowledge as it finally helps me to solve one of the many mysteries of ueen But than that I am absolutely delighted with the work in general Sabatini's evocation of the heady tense uncertain firecracker days before the beginning of the French

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    (EBOOK FREE) [Scaramouche] BY Rafael Sabatini Scaramouche was a marvellous surprise I'd never read Sabatini before as I harboured the prejudice that an adventure novel written in 1922 would feel cliché out of date and ultimately disposable Instead Scaramouche surprised me at every turnThe character of André Louis Moreau has ualities both admirable and execrable We admire his daring elouence and instinctive sense of justice that transforms his outrage over the k

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Scaramouche

Scaramouche Review ↠ 6 “Last Wednesday he had been engaged in moving an audience of Rennes to anger; on this Wednesday he was to move an audience of Guichen to mirth”Once he was André Louis Moreau a lawyer raised by nobility unconcerned with the growing discontent among France’s lower clas. At the dawn of the French Revolution when Aristocrats are about to tumble down into the toxic precipice there lived in the village of Gavrillac Brittany with his Godfather Andre Louis Moreau A young lawyer of unknown origin now but earlier when the infant Andre Louis was brought there uentin de Kercadiou Lord of that settlement announces that he is the Godfather the people are amused Obviously the child is a product of an ill fated romance and Monsieur Kercadiou is the father which the boy also believes the child is well educated sent to Paris after the village school The Lord gruff but loving wears unfashionable clothes like a member of the 3rd estate is not talking Aline an orphan stays in the home of her uncle uentin too The two cousins raised together become very close MMoreau best friend is Philippe de Vilmorin a freuent visitor Andre Louis he was born with a gift of laughter and a sense that the world was mad seeks revenge as the result of the arrogant Maruis de la Tour d Azyr killing Philippe in an uneven duel His friend had gone to protest the slaying of a peasant Mabey for stealing pheasants on the Maruis s land ironically the victim was studying for the priesthood MMoreau was a sorrowful indignant witness promises revenge for this crime against all reason and advice he travels to Rennes to denounce the Maruis and is uickly dismissed by the unmoved King s Lieutenant makes an impassioned speech to an angry mob of discontented poor citizens and flees for his life The authorities want to hang him for sedition not feeling the need for that or the honor also too drastic for his modest taste he leaves town in an unceremonious way Encounters Pierre Binet the leader of a struggling acting troupe joins the thespians and his pretty daughter Climene the main reason having seen her first Falls madly in love with the lady becomes engaged she is uite ambitious but still the gentleman is infatuated with Aline an impossible ridiculous situation a silly dream And the cousin is going to marry the hated rich Maruis what to do The intelligent M Moreau writers the scripts for the group he borrows from famous plays and deceased authors they don t mind any and becomes very successful An unforeseen talented actor too in the role of Scaramouche a tremendous hit Everyone enjoys the new actor laughs commence steadily his unexpected magic on stage has customers very entertained which is a pleasant surprise to Andre Louis maybe he has at last arrives at his true destiny Then the rash young man causes another chaotic riot in the theater one of the band s first indoor performances and last the Maruis was in the audience Runs away again and become a magnificent fencing master in Paris an appropriate time for men to learn later a member of the tumultuous Constituent National Assembly of seething France and he a cynic his fame has grown Lawyer actor swordsman and politician but his main job is the ceaseless avenger he can never rest or forgetThe secrets will be revealed complications arise but isn t life full of them A well told talevery entertaining for everyone who still has love for adventure no matter their age or situation by a terrific author of this genre

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Scaramouche Review ↠ 6 S until his friend was mercilessly struck down by a member of the aristocracyNow he is Scaramouche Speaking out against the unjust French government he takes refuge with a nomadic band of actors and assumes the role of the clown Scaramouche a comic figure with a very seriou. I wavered between four and five stars on this one but I totally have to go with the five It s just that awesome I was actually a little surprised at how much I loved this book I mean I love swashbucklers and historical fictionDumas p re is my man but the only other Sabatini novel I ve read Venetian Masue I found to be a little underwhelming so I did not expect this from Sabatini Speaking of Dumas I almost think that Scaramouche can be placed in the same company as that master s great work The Count of Monte Cristo no small praise from me It doesn t uite have the same level of intricate plotting as the latter and I will never give pride of place to any but Monsieur le Comte but it is still an awesome read filled with exciting ups and downs as we follow the trials and triumphs of the title character aka Andre Louis Moreau I actually noticed that Moreau shared some similarities with Dant s as a character at least in the fact that both of them seemed to have a Batman like ability to adopt nearly any skill they reuired to further their own ends For Moreau this leads him to start out as a lawyer with exceptional reasoning and speaking skills become a brilliant actor stage writer and theatre impresario then move on to master the art of the sword and become a ma tre d armes and finally to enter the realm of politics all within a span of two years That s ok I don t mind it if my heroes are super and Moreau pairs his ability with an acerbic wit and keen insight I found both refreshing and awesomeI have to add here that I read this as an audiobook downloaded from Librivox Now the narrators from Librivox given that it is a free site can behow to put this delicately Crappy Not so this one The narrator Gordon Mackenzie was fantastic He had just the right pacing didn t stumble on his words you d think that would be a prereuisite for narrating an audio book wouldn t you and was able to voice each character differently without sounding completely ludicrous He even managed the French phrases and Latin epigrams with no apparent effort Excellent job Mr Mackenzie I really think his work on this added to my already superlative enjoyment of the text itselfGiven that this is a classic I imagine that many already know the plot at least in broad strokes Andre Louis Moreau is a bastard of no name taken in as the godson of the local seigneur of the village of Gavrillac amidst the knowing glances and whispers of the locals He is a young man of intelligence and wit known primarily for his acerbic tongue and incisive reasoning who acts as the legal representative of his godfather M de Kercadiou His best friend Philippe de Vilmorin is a young seminarian who also happens to have revolutionary political leanings When a local peasant is summarily killed by a local noble the Maruis de la Tour d Azyr Philippe tries to convince the nobleman to recompense the dead man s family for the deed Incensed and sensing in the elouent young man one who could stir the mounting discontent of the people that is beginning to raise its head in France d Azyr decides he must get rid of this possible thorn in the side of his class An expert fencer perhaps the best in France d Azyr forces the fledgling Philippe into challenging him to a duel and handily dispatches the young man whose own abilities with the sword are non existent It is this act of bald faced murder and the subseuent inability of the young lawyer to gain any justice from the established powers that sends young Bruce Wayne er Andre Louis on his road of vengeance against the man and the class that killed his friend in cold bloodAs we follow Andre Louis in his uest we see him taking up the mantle left by his dead friend and using his own elouence to stir up the crowds against their unjust masters Forced into hiding when his name and actions become know Moreau manages to join a travelling band of actors who mount plays based on the fading style of the Commedia dell Arte and after establishing himself as not only an excellent actor and writer but even a company manager of some skill Moreau takes on the role of Scaramouche one that is uniuely suited to his outlook and abilities and proceeds to lead the troupe to the verge of fame and fortune Along the way he falls in love and ultimately finds himself once again crossing paths with his avowed enemy seemingly driven by the hand of fate Moreau encounters numerous dangers and escapes in his years of hiding which I won t recount hereread the book and enjoy them to the full yourself Suffice it to say that the nascent revolution turns the tables and thrusts Andre Louis into a position of power It is a position that is not so easily taken advantage of despite Andre Louis apparent single mindedness in regards to his uest and the conclusion of the tale is satisfying and much complex than one might be given to expect from a work in this genre I thought Sabatini s prose was great His turns of phrase especially in the mouth of Moreau were sublime and the text is littered with an abundance of bon mots His characters also shine and often manage to attain a level of complexity that goes beyond the one dimensional duality of good guybad guy one might expect While I was always cheering for Moreau and loved his character he is not always an eminently likeable guy and even the sneering and vain arch rival the Maruis de la Tour d Azyr manages to show himself to be something complex than a mustachio twirling villain Bottom line this book was great I don t know why I took so long to read it but I m very glad I finally did I ll be revisiting this one many times in the futureHighly recommendedAlso posted at Shelf Inflicted

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Scaramouche Review ↠ 6 S messageSet during the French Revolution this novel of swashbuckling romance is also a thought provoking commentary on class ineuality and the individual’s role in society a story that has become Rafael Sabatini’s enduring legacyWith an Introduction by Gary Hoppenstand. Andre Louis Moreau is the Scaramouche of fame I am delighted with this knowledge as it finally helps me to solve one of the many mysteries of ueen But than that I am absolutely delighted with the work in general Sabatini s evocation of the heady tense uncertain firecracker days before the beginning of the French Revolution of 1789 is beautifully done I classified this as fantasy because I believe that it is painted brightly enough to sear into my imagination as much as any Middle Earth would do This is a swashbuckling adventure novel make absolutely no mistake about that There s a lot swashing than there is actual buckling but it is very entertaining swashing about so I don t take issue with it However the sweeping majestically romantic story conceals a wonderfully interesting historical document of the events that lead up to the storming of the Bastille the dissolving of the Estates General the bread riots and the march to Versailles To be sure it is no mere recitation of events but for our hero to get from one adventure to the next is dependent upon the historical events of the time It gives the novel a depth that I was not expecting The hero and various other characters spend a good chunk of their time reciting the beliefs of the period from all sides and having debates on philosophy You find yourself getting very involved with their viewpoints not merely the awesomely over the top insults and duels that followThe novel follows Andre Louis Moreau from his start at comfortable home as the godson of a small time hardworking aristocrat and a country lawyer After the murder of his best friend a firebrand revolutionary priest Andre Louis swears vengeance upon the proud ridiculously vile Maruis who committed this act Unfortunately he ends up with a warrant for his arrest fairly soon on in the novel and is forced to go into hiding in a number of guises The most entertaining of these disguises is Scaramouche the Shakespearean fool character of the commedia dell arte a role which he is or less forced into but ends up suiting him uite perfectly There are several very nice All the world s a stage parallels drawn as people tie on and shed masks of all kinds throughout the novel sometimes confusing their own identities with the characters they play sometimes being perceived as those identities by others when really they are absolutely no such thing inside It is simply much easier and comfortable to sit in those roles and so they do But the revolution will not let Andre Louis sit still hiding from himself and he s drawn along through a series of alternately hilarious and gothically awful scenes towards the dizzying endSPOILERS FROM HERE ON OUTI was inclined to give this novel five stars about halfway through There are several reasons that I did not1 Andre Louis our hero is a Mary Sue He is brilliant at everything he turns his hand to succeeding first as a brilliant political orator a playwright an actor a fencing master the list goes on There is nothing that he is not eual to and than that that he will not be better at than anyone else within a remarkably short amount of time It didn t bother me for the first 200 pages or so but then I started really wearying with how in love Sabatini was with his hero the he absolutely had to have every character marvel endlessly at his talent and moon over his perfection Sure they call him heartless some people are afraid of him but it is only because he is such a God you see They are merely intimidated by his lack of weakness Yes I get that this is a gothic adventure novel and characters are projections and fantasies and meant to represent things and not be entirely realistic but it is hard to really get into the suspenseful gasp shock awe aspect of the book if you never feel the slightest anxiety for the hero s safety You never even feel the slightest anxiety for a slight embarrassment because you just know that he ll have the perfect one liner to get himself out of the situation The character tries to excuse this Mary Sue ism in the last ten pages of the book by saying that he s not really perfect because he s ended up running away from every good situation he s made for himself But you see it only makes him even perfect because he is troubled And won t let his honor be compromised enough to stay2 The book is just too long for what its trying to be And if its trying to be something else then I have problems with it3 I felt like the end reveal was really cheap and undermined one of the great points of the book Sabatini takes up classism and the nature v nurture arguments One of the cool things about Andre Louis is that he s largely a self made man if to an annoying degree and from the lower classes and a great example of why Liberte Egalite Fraternite should flourish And then I felt like they took that all away when the big reveal at the end is that he s actually the son of two nobles and they both make a point of telling him that whatever is good in him comes from them The main character rejects it verbally but belies this by his actions when he saves them both succumbing to that animal sentimentality that he worked so hard to stay away from the whole book Its both touching and kind of irritating I hope that the point was that his self made manhood and opinions were what mattered most but I m just not sure Maybe I m reading too much into it but Sabatini spent far too much time talking about class and the nature of the upper and lower classes for me to not think that he meant something by it anyway though Otherwise a greatly enjoyable bit of escapism that I would highly recommend if you don t over analyze like me

  • Mass Market Paperback
  • 359
  • Scaramouche
  • Rafael Sabatini
  • English
  • 22 August 2020
  • 9780451527974