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Venetian Masque

Venetian Masque


Rafael Sabatini

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Year of publication: 1934

VENETIAN MASQUE CHAPTER I THE WHITE CROSS INN The traveller in the grey riding-coat, who called himself Mr. Melville was contemplating the malice of which the gods are capable. They had conducted him unscathed through a hundred perils merely, it seemed, so that they might in their irony confront him with destruction in the very hour in which at last he accounted himself secure. It was this delusive sense of security, the reasonable conviction that having reached Turin the frontiers of danger ...

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Venetian Masque--a Romance

Venetian Masque--a Romance


Rafael Sabatini

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Year of publication: 1934

Title Page VENETIAN MASQUE CHAPTER I THE WHITE CROSS INN The traveller in the grey riding-coat, who called himself Mr. Melville was contemplating the malice of which the gods are capable. They had conducted him unscathed through a hundred perils merely, it seemed, so that they might in their irony confront him with destruction in the very hour in which at last he accounted himself secure. It was this delusive sense of security, the reasonable conviction that having reached Turin the frontiers of ...

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The Wedding Gift

The Wedding Gift


Rafael Sabatini

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The Wedding Gift by Rafael Sabatini Sir George Jeffreys, Lord Chief Justice of England, looked up from the papers before him, and fixed his melancholy eyes upon his visitor, the Lady Mary Ormington. You have done the State a great service, maam, said he, his voice gentle, his utterance slow. Of that there is no more doubt than that youll be setting a price ont. And his red lips startling red in so pale a face were twisted never so faintly in a sneer. He was arrayed in his scarlet, ...

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Wirgman's Theory

Wirgman's Theory


Rafael Sabatini

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Wirgmans Theory Whatever might be said against Roger Wirgmanand his intimates, had they been willing to speak, might have said a good dealit was not to be denied that he was a man of marked individuality. And in this twentieth century world a man of individuality is like a rosebush in a bed of weeds. I dont know that my metaphor is exactly applicable to Roger Wirgman, for there was little about him, morally or physically, that suggested roses. He was lank of figure with the brow of a philosopher ...

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The Trampling of the Lilies

The Trampling of the Lilies


Rafael Sabatini

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Year of publication: 2001

THE TRAMPLING OF THE LILIES By Rafael Sabatini PART I. THE OLD RULE These are they Who ride on the court gale, control its tides Whose frown abases and whose smile exalts. They shine like any rainbowand, perchance, Their colours are as transient. Old Play CHAPTER I. MONSIEUR THE SECRETARY It was spring at Bellecourthe spring of 1789, a short three months before the fall of the Bastille came to give the nobles pause, and make them realise that these new philosophies, which so long they have ...

Keywords: 1789-1799 -- Fiction France -- History -- Revolution
The Wedding Gift

The Wedding Gift


Rafael Sabatini

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The Wedding Gift Sir George Jeffreys, Lord Chief Justice of England, looked up from the papers before him, and fixed his melancholy eyes upon his visitor, the Lady Mary Ormington. You have done the State a great service, maam, said he, his voice gentle, his utterance slow. Of that there is no more doubt than that youll be setting a price ont. And his red lipsstartling red in so pale a facewere twisted never so faintly in a sneer. He was arrayed in his scarlet, ermine-bordered robes, for he was ...

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The Tavern Knight

The Tavern Knight


Rafael Sabatini

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Year of publication: 2001

THE TAVERN KNIGHT By Rafael Sabatini CHAPTER I. ON THE MARCH He whom they called the Tavern Knight laughed an evil laughsuch a laugh as might fall from the lips of Satan in a sardonic moment. He sat within the halo of yellow light shed by two tallow candles, whose sconces were two empty bottles, and contemptuously he eyed the youth in black, standing with white face and quivering lip in a corner of the mean chamber. Then he laughed again, and in a hoarse voice, sorely suggestive of the bottle, ...

Keywords: 1625-1649 -- Fiction Adventure stories Great Britain -- History -- Charles I
The Sword of Islam

The Sword of Islam


Rafael Sabatini

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The Sword of Islam by Rafael sabatini I Ordinarily Dragut Reiswho was dubbed by the Faithful The Drawn Sword of Islamloved Christians as the fox loves geese. But in that summer Of 1550 his feelings acquired a far deeper malignancy they developed into a direct and personal hatred that for intensity was second only to the hatred which the Christians bore Dragut. The allied Christian forces, under the direction of their emperor, had smoked him out of his stronghold of Mehedia they had seized that ...

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The Suitors of Yvonne

The Suitors of Yvonne


Rafael Sabatini

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THE SUITORS OF YVONNE Being a Portion of the Memoirs of the Sieur Gaston de Luynes By Rafael Sabatini CHAPTER I. OF HOW A BOY DRANK TOO MUCH WINE, AND WHAT CAME OF IT Andrea de Mancini sprawled, ingloriously drunk, upon the floor. His legs were thrust under the table, and his head rested against the chair from which he had slipped his long black hair was tossed and dishevelled his handsome, boyish face flushed and garbed in the vacant expression of idiocy. I beg a thousand pardons, M. de Luynes, ...

Keywords: 1602-1661 1643-1715 -- Fiction France -- History -- Louis XIV Jules Mazarin
The Spiritualist

The Spiritualist


Rafael Sabatini

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The Spiritualist by Rafael Sabatini In quest of local colour in that part of France that once was known as Languedoc, I spent a week last autumn in the little village of Aubepine. I stayed at the Hotel du Cerf, whereof Jules Coupri is host, and for companions of an evening I had the village notary, a couple of grocers, a haberdasherwho was in his way a leader of fashion in Aubepinethe postmaster, and half-a-dozen young farmers, who were in the habit of coming there to drink their petit-vin and ...

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The Snare

The Snare


Rafael Sabatini

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Year of publication: 2001

THE SNARE By Rafael Sabatini CHAPTER I. THE AFFAIR AT TAVORA It is established beyond doubt that Mr. Butler was drunk at the time. This rests upon the evidence of Sergeant Flanagan and the troopers who accompanied him, and it rests upon Mr. Butlers own word, as we shall see. And let me add here and now that however wild and irresponsible a rascal he may have been, yet by his own lights he was a man of honour, incapable of falsehood, even though it were calculated to save his skin. I do not deny ...

Keywords: 1837-1901 -- Fiction Great Britain -- History -- Victoria Portugal -- History
The Tapestried Room

The Tapestried Room


Rafael Sabatini

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The Tapestried Room by Rafael Sabatini Very well, then, said our host reluctantly. Since even the ladies insist, you shall hear it. But I warn you again that it is not a pleasant story. There was a drawing-in of chairs about the big fireplace in the long library. Outside, the wind clamoured piteously, and through the tall windows the scudding, eddying snow was just visible in the blue-grey twilight. It heightened our relish of the cosy gloom about those blazing yule-logs. Sir James, with the ...

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The Strolling Saint

The Strolling Saint


Rafael Sabatini

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THE STROLLING SAINT Being the Confessions of the High Mighty Agostino DAnguissola Tyrant of Mondolfo Lord of Carmina, in the State of Piacenza By Raphael Sabatini BOOK I. THE OBLATE CHAPTER I. NOMEN ET OMEN In seeking other than in myselfas men willthe causes of my tribulations, I have often inclined to lay the blame of much of the ill that befell me, and the ill that in my sinful life I did to others, upon those who held my mother at the baptismal font and concerted that she should bear the ...

Keywords: Italy -- History -- 1492-1559 -- Fiction
The Ordeal

The Ordeal


Rafael Sabatini

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The Ordeal by Rafael Sabatini No one could deny that Lady Sutliffe was possessed of at least two devils. Both were devils who make feminine affairs their province, and neither was particularly malign. The first was the mischievous Imp of Coquetry, whose business it is slyly and playfully to clear the way for Satan himself, but who makes as many failures as successes in his undertakings the second was the Demon of Perversity, one of the younger children of Pride, an insidious little fiend who ...

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The Life of Cesare Borgia

The Life of Cesare Borgia


Rafael Sabatini

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THE LIFE OF CESARE BORGIA Of France, Duke of Valentinois and Romagna, Prince of Andria and Venafri Count of Dyois, Lord of Piombino, Camerino and Urbino, Gonfalonier and Captain-General of Holy Church A History and Some Criticisms By Raphael Sabatini PREFACE This is no Chronicle of Saints. Nor yet is it a History of Devils. It is a record of certain very human, strenuous men in a very human, strenuous age a lustful, flamboyant age an age red with blood and pale with passion at white-heat an age ...

Keywords: 1476?-1507 Borgia Cesare Renaissance -- Italy

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