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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (2,689 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Rafael Sabatini Narrator: Simon Vance Publisher: Craig Black Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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With swordfights and romance, adventure and treachery set against the backdrop of the French Revolution, this is the book that made Rafael Sabatini famous.

André-Louis Moreau has good prospects as a young lawyer, but an unfair duel with the ruthlessly cruel Count de La Tour d’Azyr leaves André-Louis’ best friend dead and André-Louis himself a fugitive from the king’s justice. While incognito, disguised as “Scaramouche,” he becomes both a wildly popular actor and a firebrand of the Revolution. His vow to avenge his friend’s murder leads him deeper into the political intrigues that surround the Revolution and to a position of power. But there are secrets to be revealed that will stun all of Paris.

One of the best historical romances of all time, Scaramouche was a bestseller upon its original publication in the United States in 1921. Today it remains a classic of swashbuckling adventure.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “A plot of cunning construction, worked out with finished technique. There is just that amount of suspense which is necessary to charm the imagination of the average reader, just enough heroic gestures to satisfy the child that survives in all of us.”

    New York Times

  • “One wonders if there is another storyteller so adroit at filling his pages with intrigue and counter-intrigue, with danger threaded with romance, with a background of lavish colour, of silks and velvets, of swords and jewels.”

    Daily Telegraph

  • “Delightfully courtly, flowery but not dated…deservedly popular.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “All in all, this ‘sheer knight-errantry’ is a marvelous entertainment.”

    Kirkus Reviews

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Glenn | 1/29/2014

    " I loved Captain Blood and The Sea Hawk so I was looking forward to this book. Its ok, but didn't live up to my high expectations. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Emmett | 1/16/2014

    " exciting story of overachieving noble bastard in run-up to French revolution. Movie starred Ramon Novarro. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Mainrun | 1/15/2014

    " The novel is broken into three parts; three "books." The setting is the 1790's but the book was written in the 1920's. The first book was an easy read much like action/adventure stories of today. The second book was a bit of a bummer for me. It reminded "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Rick Davis | 1/5/2014

    " This is now my favorite swashbuckling French Revolution novel. I still love The Scarlet Pimpernel, but Scaramouche is much more interesting. "

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