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Scaramouche is a historical novel by Italian-born British writer Rafael Sabatini, originally published in 1921. The story is set in 18th-century France during the tumultuous times leading up to the French Revolution. The protagonist, André-Louis Moreau, is a young lawyer with a sharp wit. After witnessing his friend's murder at the hands of an unrepentant landowner, Moreau swears revenge and begins a life of adventure on the run. The novel follows André-Louis as he transforms from a witty and pragmatic lawyer into a skilled swordsman and a key figure in the revolutionary cause. Along the way, he adopts the persona of Scaramouche, a theatrical character known for his cleverness and agility. The story is filled with political intrigue, swashbuckling adventures, and romantic elements. Scaramouche explores themes of justice, revenge, and the impact of social and political change on individuals. The novel is celebrated for its engaging narrative, memorable characters, and Sabatini's skill in bringing historical settings to life. It remains a classic in historical fiction, offering a captivating blend of action, romance, and political drama against the backdrop of a crucial period in French history.
This book has 125,109 words, 235 pages in the PDF version, and was originally published in 1921.
Production notes: This ebook of Scaramouche was published by Global Grey on the 17th January 2024. The artwork used for the cover is 'Henry Woodward as Petruchio' by Benjamin van der Gucht.
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