Scaramouche

Rafael SABATINI (1875 - 1950), translated by UNKNOWN ( - )

Scaramouche is a romantic adventure and tells the story of a young aristocrat during the French Revolution. His successive endeavors as a lawyer, politician, actor, lover, and buffoon lead his enemies to call him "Scaramouche" (also called Scaramuccia, a roguish character in the commedia dell'arte), but he impresses many with his elegant orations and precision swordsmanship. The later film version includes one of the longest, and many believe, best swashbuckling sword-fighting scenes ever filmed.

The novel has a memorable start (Book I: The Robe, Chapter I, 'The Republican'): "He was born with the gift of laughter and a sense that the world was mad. And that was all his patrimony. His very paternity was obscure, although the village of Gavrillacs had long since dispelled the cloud of mystery that hung about it." (Summary by Gord)

Genre(s): Action & Adventure Fiction, Historical Fiction, Romance

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 THE REPUBLICAN Gord Mackenzie
00:24:38
Play 02 THE ARISTOCRAT Gord Mackenzie
00:27:19
Play 03 THE ELOQUENCE OF M. DE VILMORIN Gord Mackenzie
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Play 04 THE HERITAGE Gord Mackenzie
00:15:20
Play 05 THE LORD OF GAVRILLAC Gord Mackenzie
00:12:23
Play 06 THE WINDMILL Gord Mackenzie
00:21:08
Play 07 THE WIND Gord Mackenzie
00:37:47
Play 08 OMNES OMNIBUS Gord Mackenzie
00:23:12
Play 09 THE AFTERMATH Gord Mackenzie
00:23:08
Play 10 THE TRESPASSERS Gord Mackenzie
00:38:37
Play 11 THE SERVICE OF THESPIS Gord Mackenzie
00:22:54
Play 12 THE COMIC MUSE Gord Mackenzie
00:30:18
Play 13 EXIT MONSIEUR PARVISSIMUS Gord Mackenzie
00:23:27
Play 14 ENTER SCARAMOUCHE Gord Mackenzie
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Play 15 CLIMENE Gord Mackenzie
00:38:44
Play 16 THE CONQUEST OF NANTES Gord Mackenzie
00:25:47
Play 17 THE DREAM Gord Mackenzie
00:18:56
Play 18 THE AWAKENING Gord Mackenzie
00:53:41
Play 19 CONTRITION Gord Mackenzie
00:26:30
Play 20 THE FRACAS AT THE THEATRE FEYDAU Gord Mackenzie
00:48:24
Play 21 TRANSITION Gord Mackenzie
00:43:14
Play 22 QUOS DEUS VULT PERDERE Gord Mackenzie
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Play 23 PRESIDENT LE CHAPELIER Gord Mackenzie
00:25:57
Play 24 AT MEUDON Gord Mackenzie
00:41:47
Play 25 MADAME DE PLOUGASTEL Gord Mackenzie
00:28:33
Play 26 POLITICIANS Gord Mackenzie
00:25:41
Play 27 THE SPADASSINICIDES Gord Mackenzie
00:30:27
Play 28 THE PALADIN OF THE THIRD Gord Mackenzie
00:23:02
Play 29 TORN PRIDE Gord Mackenzie
00:39:30
Play 30 THE RETURNING CARRIAGE Gord Mackenzie
00:26:15
Play 31 INFERENCES Gord Mackenzie
00:21:02
Play 32 THE OVERWHELMING REASON Gord Mackenzie
00:48:49
Play 33 SANCTUARY Gord Mackenzie
00:24:26
Play 34 THE BARRIER Gord Mackenzie
00:27:11
Play 35 SAFE-CONDUCT Gord Mackenzie
00:23:12
Play 36 SUNRISE Gord Mackenzie
00:18:21