[AZW] Ã Bellarion | BY ☆ Rafael Sabatini #2020

  • Title: Bellarion
  • Author: Rafael Sabatini
  • ISBN: 9781842328002
  • Page: 478
  • Format: Paperback

  • Bellarion By Rafael Sabatini Set against a backdrop of pre Renaissance Italy, convent bred orphan Bellarion is sidetracked almost immediately upon setting out on a journey from the monastery at Cigliano to study at Pavia The adventure and practical lessons he finds along the way replace the further education he craves.
    Rafael Sabatini
    Rafael Sabatini 1875 1950 was an Italian British writer of novels of romance and adventure At a young age, Rafael was exposed to many languages By the time he was seventeen, he was the master of five languages He quickly added a sixth language English to his linguistic collection After a brief stint in the business world, Sabatini went to work as a writer He wrote short stories in the 1890s, and his first novel came out in 1902 Sabatini was a prolific writer he produced a new book approximately every year He consciously chose to write in his adopted language, because, he said, all the best stories are written in English In all, he produced thirty one novels, eight short story collections, six nonfiction books, numerous uncollected short stories, and a play He is best known for his world wide bestsellers The Sea Hawk 1915 , Scaramouche 1921 , Captain Blood 1922 and Bellarion the Fortunate 1926 Other famous works by Sabatini are The Lion s Skin 1911 , The Strolling Saint 1913 and The Snare 1917.

    Bellarion By Rafael Sabatini


    I enjoyed this one but, would only recommend it to people who already like Sabtini This is one of his larger cast novels with chracters comining in and out The novel is set in Italy so all the characters names are in Italian which for me is not as easy to keep straight Two of the characters are brothers and they names are almost idenitical Probably on a second read through the novel would be easier to read through.Bellarion is a young innocent who is about to make a side trip into the real world [...]

    Bellarion, sometimes called The Fortunate, starts out as a young novice from an Italian monastery who is sent to study in Pavia, the great city of learning near Milan Then in Casale, the capital of Montferrat, an unexpected adventure sends Bellarion fleeing for his life right into a garden where he finds the Princess Valeria, who, plotting against her evil usurper of an uncle, is in danger of going in over her head Bellarion, somewhat to his own surprise, immediately puts all his learning, trick [...]

    Whenever anybody talks about Rafael Sabatini s best works, Scaramouche and Captain Blood are often recommended.But Bellarion in my opinion is as good as any of them.Extra star for a hero who uses his brain rather than his brawn, the haughty princess who disdains him till the last minute.Plus the political manoeuvrings and the historical setting.What s not to love

    i have mixed feelings about this book.a long time ago i read scaramouche, another similar book by the same author which i enjoyed However in I am not sure whether I would like it so much if I reread it I would still recommend that book over this one swashbuckling.What i actually liked about this book the faux historical setting and references the atmosphere is quite exciting this book we have northern italy in 15th century, where men may make their name and fortune in mercenary companies and ag [...]

    Oh fabulous I do believe that of the various time periods Sabatini writes in, I enjoy his pre Renaissance Italy the most Bellarion exemplifies the classic Sabatini hero gifted with staggering intelligence matched only by his confidence a steady composure in the face of every kind of stress a dark cynicism of the world and men completed finally with a single, powerful dash of romantic nobility that never ceases to surprise him or those around him Perhaps the story might seem a little too far fetc [...]

    Simon Mcleish
    Originally published on my blog here in February 2001.By modern standards, Sabatini s prose is rather florid, but it is ideally suited to this tale of early fifteenth century Italian politics It was a larger than life time, with swaggering condottieri, Machiavellian plotting, and high stakes in politics and war and Sabatini portrays it atmospherically.Bellarion, his hero, is a young man of extremely poor origins brought up in a monastery After naively falling in with a false friar on a journey t [...]

    Another epic to the scale of Captain Blood, the Carolinian and Scaramouche in that the protagonist embroils himself into the fate of a major historical event Sabatini does not forget any of the many major and minor characters have their actions effect the story all the way through Unfortunately the least likeable is the protagonist too perfect and unrelatable The plot was good but the scenes which we are presented with read like many long sessions of jury duty Too many detailed arguments to just [...]

    Now this one of all the Sabatini I ve read recently was the most interesting, if a bit of a shocker I think he may have really pushing his envelop here as he got closer to home history Oh, he usually skirts around the edge of morality, but without having his protagonist push certain limits They re always the pirate with a code of honor, forced into the kill, and such So, when Bellarion killed a man in cold blood just a few short chapters in, with very little compunction, it was a good jolt out o [...]

    Dan Adams
    I wasn t expecting so much from this book well, at least not as much as I got from Rafael Sabatini s better known stories, Captain Blood, The Sea Hawk, and Scaramouche but after a slow start, which turned out to be a slow, sure unfolding of the splendid characters and storyline, Bellarion really took off, building with great cleverness of word and deed, until the thrilling end I give it Five Stars, which for me means that I would I recommend the book, would read it again, and that I will purchas [...]

    Gorgeously written The beginning was a little slow but defiantly gets interesting and complicated soon It is not a blow through kind of book and even though I have a wide vocabulary I try to have a dictionary nearby Also, Sabatini assumes the reader knows Latin I don t but I am starting to learn.

    Probably my favorite book by my favorite author Sabatini is the master of the historical fiction, and this is a nicely woven tale that includes all kinds of great themes coming of age, love, fighting, misunderstandings, early 15th Century Italy, etc A real treat to read and re read if you re a big fat sap like me.

    Chet Herbert
    Classic Sabatini at his best Bellarion rivals Scaramouche as my favorite The master of historical adventure fiction who gives Dumas his greatest challenge Eloquent, philosophical, witty, riveting Brilliant.

    Pure enjoyment That warm feeling of satisfaction that only Sabatini creates Adventure writing at its finest

    Wonderful historical fiction of the swashbuckling adventure type

    Paul Zimmer
    This might be my favorite book of all time

    Raphael Sabatini is one of my favorite authors This was a great book.

    Actually, I didn t finish the book I did not find it appealing at all, even though I had totally enjoyed Scaramouche by the same author.

    Edward Rosenfeld
    My favorite Sabatini novel.have red it at least 5 times over the years.d went to the trouble of finding myself a copy from Abe Books.

    Lucy Barnhouse
    Having loved this book as an adolescent, I returned to it for a weekend binge read with mingled eagerness and trepidation For me, at least, it held up well The prose is ornate, and arguably over colored, but undeniably skillful And honestly, if you re reading a novel about a peasant boy orphaned by Italy s medieval civil wars and educated in a convent who accidentally becomes a Ghibelline spy are you really going to object to prose that s ornate almost to a fault You shouldn t, is my contention [...]

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