|Title:||The Nuptials of Corbal|
|Publisher:||Houghton Mifflin Company|
|Tags:||adventure, fiction, French Revolution, film adaptation|
Half gentleman and half valet, half wolf and half fox, Citizen Chauvinère enters the prison to hear the list of the condemned read to the waiting nobles. Shrinking away from the jailers, Cléonie de Montsorbier learns she has been saved by the infamous Citizen Chauvinère for a fate worse than the guillotine. Following his own designs, he takes her in disguise as his secretary to the provinces. But the fox is not clever enough to escape with his prey, and in a battle of wits he is forced to deal with Cléonie and the Vicomte de Corbal.—goodreads.com. [Suggest a different description.]
Author Bio for Sabatini, Rafael
Rafael Sabatini (29 April 1875 – 13 February 1950) was an Italian/English writer of novels of romance and adventure.
He is best known for his worldwide best-sellers:
The Sea Hawk (1915), a tale of an Elizabethan Englishman among the pirates of the Barbary Coast
Scaramouche (1921), a tale of the French Revolution in which a fugitive hides out in a commedia dell'arte troupe and later becomes a fencing master (Sabatini wrote a sequel ten years later: Scaramouche the Kingmaker (1931))
Captain Blood (a.k.a. The Odyssey of Captain Blood) (1922), in which the title character is admiral of a fleet of pirate ships. (Sabatini wrote two additional Captain Blood books comprising short stories, but they are not sequels: The Chronicles of Captain Blood (a.k.a. Captain Blood Returns) (1931), and The Fortunes of Captain Blood (1936))
Bellarion the Fortunate (1926), about a cunning young man who finds himself immersed in the politics of fifteenth-century Italy
In all, Sabatini produced 31 novels, eight short story collections, six non-fiction books, numerous uncollected short stories, and a play.--Wikipedia.
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