Rafael Sabatini (April 29, 1875 - February 13, 1950) was an Italian/British writer of novels of romance and adventure. Events 1429 - Joan of Arc arrives to relieve the Siege of Orleans. Year 1875 ( MDCCCLXXV) was a Common year starting on Friday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Common Events 1258 - Baghdad falls to the Mongols, and the Abbasid Caliphate is destroyed Year 1950 ( MCML) was a Common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Italy (Italia officially the Italian Republic, (Repubblica Italiana is located on the Italian Peninsula in Southern Europe, and on the two largest The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, commonly known as the United Kingdom, the UK or Britain,is a Sovereign state located A writer is anyone who creates a written work although the word usually designates those who write creatively or professionally as well as those who have written in many different forms A novel (from Italian novella, Spanish novela, French nouvelle for "new" "news" or "short story A romance novel is a literary Genre developed in Western culture, mainly in English-speaking countries The adventure novel is a Literary genre of novels that has Adventure, an exciting undertaking involving risk and physical danger as its main theme
Rafael Sabatini was born in Jesi, Italy to an English mother and Italian father. Jesi aka Iesi is a town and Comune of the Province of Ancona in the Marche, Italy. Italy (Italia officially the Italian Republic, (Repubblica Italiana is located on the Italian Peninsula in Southern Europe, and on the two largest His parents were opera singers who became teachers. Opera is an art form in which Singers and Musicians perform a Dramatic work (called an opera which combines a text (called a Libretto In Education, a teacher is one who helps Students or pupils often in a School, as well as in a Family, religious or
At a young age, Rafael was exposed to many languages, living with his grandfather in England, attending school in Portugal and, as a teenager, in Switzerland. England is a Country which is part of the United Kingdom. Its inhabitants account for more than 83% of the total UK population whilst its mainland Portugal, officially the Portuguese Republic (República Portuguesa is a country on the Iberian Peninsula. Switzerland (English pronunciation; Schweiz Swiss German: Schwyz or Schwiiz Suisse Svizzera Svizra officially the Swiss Confederation By the time he was seventeen, when he returned to England to live permanently, he was the master of five languages. England is a Country which is part of the United Kingdom. Its inhabitants account for more than 83% of the total UK population whilst its mainland He quickly added a sixth language — English — to his linguistic collection. English is a West Germanic language originating in England and is the First language for most people in the United Kingdom, the United States He consciously chose to write in his adopted language, because, he said, "all the best stories are written in English. "
After a brief stint in the business world, Sabatini went to work as a writer. A business (also called firm or an enterprise) is a legally recognized organizational entity designed to provide goods and/or services to He wrote short stories in the 1890s, and his first novel came out in 1902. In 1905 he married Ruth Goad Dixon, the daughter of a Liverpool merchant. It took Sabatini roughly a quarter of a century of hard work before he attained success with Scaramouche in 1921. Scaramouche is a Historical novel by Rafael Sabatini, originally published in 1921 This brilliant novel of the French Revolution became an international best-seller. The French Revolution (1789–1799 was a period of political and social upheaval in the History of France, during which the French governmental structure previously an A bestseller is a Book that is identified as extremely popular by its inclusion on lists of currently top selling titles that are based on publishing industry and book trade It was followed by the equally successful Captain Blood in 1922. Captain Blood His Odyssey is an Adventure novel by Rafael Sabatini, originally published in 1922 All of his earlier books were rushed into reprints, the most popular of which was The Sea Hawk from 1915. The Sea Hawk is a novel by Rafael Sabatini, originally published in 1915 Sabatini was a prolific writer; he produced a new book approximately every year. While he perhaps didn't achieve the mammoth success of Scaramouche and Captain Blood, nonetheless Sabatini still maintained a great deal of popularity with the reading public through the decades that followed. The public knew that in picking up a Sabatini book, they could always count upon a good read, and his following was loyal and extensive.
His only son, Rafael-Angelo (nicknamed Binkie), was killed in a car crash on April 1, 1927. In 1931, he and his wife Ruth divorced. Later that year he moved from London to Hay-on-Wye. Hay-on-Wye (Y Gelli Gandryll or Y Gelli) often described as "the town of books " is a small Market town in Powys, Wales In 1935 he married the sculptor Christine Goad, his former sister-in-law. A sister-in-law is one's brother's wife or one's spouse's sister They suffered a further tragedy when Christine's son, Lancelot, flew over their house the day he received his RAF wings. The plane went out of control and crashed in flames before their eyes.
By the 1940s, illness forced the writer to slow his prolific method of composition. However, he did write several additional works even during that time. He died February 13, 1950 in Switzerland. Events 1258 - Baghdad falls to the Mongols, and the Abbasid Caliphate is destroyed Year 1950 ( MCML) was a Common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. He is buried at Adelboden, Switzerland. Adelboden is a municipality in the district of Frutigen in the Bernese Oberland in Switzerland. On his head stone his wife had written, "He was born with a gift of laughter and a sense that the world was mad," the first line of his best-known work, Scaramouche. Scaramouche is a Historical novel by Rafael Sabatini, originally published in 1921
He is best known for his world-wide bestsellers:
The first three of these books have been made into notable films in the sound era -- in 1940, 1952, and 1935, respectively. However, the silent films of his novels, less well known, are also notable. His second novel was made into a famous "lost" film, Bardelys the Magnificent, directed in 1926 by King Vidor with John Gilbert in the lead, and long viewable only in a fragment excerpted in Vidor's silent comedy Show People. Bardelys the Magnificent is a 1926 silent Romantic drama film directed by King Vidor starring John Gilbert and Eleanor King Wallis Vidor ( February 8, 1894 &ndash November 1, 1982) was an acclaimed American Film director whose career John Gilbert may refer to John Gilbert (19th century MLB player, see Pittsburgh Pirates all-time roster John Gilbert (actor Show People ( 1928) is a Comedy Silent film produced at Cosmopolitan Productions for Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, and directed A few intact reels have recently been discovered in Europe. Two silent adaptations of Sabatini novels which do survive intact are Rex Ingram's Scaramouche (1923) starring Ramon Novarro, and The Sea Hawk (1924) directed by Frank Lloyd and starring Milton Sills. Rex Ingram ( January 15, 1892 &ndash July 21, 1950) was a Film director, producer writer and actor Scaramouche is a 1923 Film based on the novel Scaramouche. It was directed by Rex Ingram and stars Ramón Novarro along with Ramón Novarro ( February 2, 1899 - October 30, 1968) was a Mexican Actor who achieved fame as a " Latin lover The Sea Hawk is a 1924 silent movie about an English noble sold into slavery who escapes and turns himself into a pirate king For the Australian actor see Frank Lloyd (actor. For the French horn player see Frank Lloyd (horn player. Milton Sills ( January 12, 1882 – September 15, 1930) was a highly successful American stage and film Actor of the early twentieth This is actually a more faithful adaptation than the 1940 remake with Errol Flynn. Errol Leslie Thomson Flynn ( June 20, 1909 &ndash October 14, 1959) was an Australian Film Actor, most A 1924 silent version of Captain Blood, starring J. Warren Kerrigan, is partly lost, surviving only in an incomplete copy in the Library of Congress. George Jack Warren Kerrigan ( 25 July 1879, Louisville, Kentucky - 9 June 1947, Balboa Beach California The Library of Congress is the De facto National library of the United States and the research arm of the United States Congress
In all, he produced thirty one novels, eight short story collections, six nonfiction books, numerous uncollected short stories, and a play.
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