|Publisher:||Hutchinson & Co.|
|Tags:||chivalry, fiction, historical|
Chivalry is the story of Colombo da Siena, an Italian condottiero of the fifteenth century, a captain of fortune who, with the mercenary aims of his kind, combines ideals proper to the Age of Chivalry already overpast in his day.
Just as in Captain Blood Mr. Sabatini gave us what amounted to a composite portrait of several of the more famous buccaneers of the Caribbean, so in Chivalry he gives us a composite portrait of the condottieri of the quattrocento and cinquecento. Colombo da Siena borrows something from the splendid Colleoni, from Gattamelata, from Carmagnola, and from other great leaders who took their swords to market in the turbulent Italian Peninsula. The narrative follows his fortunes in camp and court through a series of typical episodes, from the humble days when he was in command of ten helmets in Colleoni’s company, learning the art of war, to those when he had become Captain-General of the armies of Venice. —Dustcover. [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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