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Rafael Sabatini (1875-1950)
The December postings include The Chronicles of Captain Blood (1931) (a.k.a Captain Blood Returns), a sequel to Captain Blood (1921). Many of Sabatini's other books can be found at PGA at http://gutenberg.net.au/plusfifty-n-z.html#sabatini
Sabatini's reputation was made with the publication of
Scaramouche (1921), a novel of the French Revolution. This was
followed by the equally successful Captain Blood (1922). Reprints
of earlier books, The Sea-Hawk (1915) and Mistress Wilding
(1910), and publication of The Carolinian (1924) all made in the
bestseller lists at the time. See http://gutenberg.net.au/bestsellers.html.
The Wikipedia entry for Sabatini has details of his work and a brief biography. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rafael_Sabatini).
In preparing The Chronicles of Captain Blood for posting it was easy to see why Sabatini's writing was so popular. The plots of the stories are interesting, with many unexpected twists and turns, and the characters come alive on the page.
Biographies and Autobiographies of Australian Explorers
We have at PGA the journals of many of those who explored Australia by land and sea (see http://gutenberg.net.au/explorers-journals.html). These journals relate primarily to the journeys undertaken by the men themselves (the explorers were invariably men), however they also provide many insights into the character of those explorers.
As well, there are a number of biographies and autobiographies which discuss the personal life of the subject, as well as his exploring activities. See:--
(From Doctor Widger's Library (http://www.gutenberg.net.au/widger/home.html)
The following are from the works of Jacques Casanova
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I looked at her with the submissive gaze of a captive who glories in his chain.
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Blondel regards his wife as his mistress. He says that that keeps
flame of love alight, and that as he never had a mistress worthy of being
a wife, he is delighted to have a wife worthy of being a mistress.
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Though what she said was perfectly reasonable, it stung me to the
when one is in an ill humour, everything is fuel for the fire.
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Check there to see if there are other works by the authors listed below
-- DECEMBER POSTINGS -- Dec 2007 My School Days, Edith Nesbit [070129xx.xxx] 1582A http://gutenberg.net.au/ebooks07/0701291.txtor .zip http://gutenberg.net.au/ebooks07/0701291h.html Dec 2007 The Wild Asses of the Devil, H G Wells [070128xx.xxx] 1581A http://gutenberg.net.au/ebooks07/0701281.txt or .zip http://gutenberg.net.au/ebooks07/0701281h.html Dec 2007 The D'Arblay Mystery, R Austin Freeman [070127xx.xxx] 1580A http://gutenberg.net.au/ebooks07/0701271.txt or .zip http://gutenberg.net.au/ebooks07/0701271h.html Dec 2007 A Child'S Christmas in Wales, Dylan Thomas [070126xx.xxx] 1579A http://gutenberg.net.au/ebooks07/0701261.txt or .zip http://gutenberg.net.au/ebooks07/0701261h.html Dec 2007 Mr Belloc Objects to "The Outline...", H G Wells [070125xx.xxx] 1578A [Full Title: Mr Belloc Objects to "The Outline of History"] http://gutenberg.net.au/ebooks07/0701251.txt or .zip http://gutenberg.net.au/ebooks07/0701251h.html Dec 2007 The Ingoldsby Legends, Richard Barham [070124xx.xxx] 1577A http://gutenberg.net.au/ebooks07/0701241.txt or .zipDec 2007 Star-begotten, H G Wells [070123xx.xxx] 1576A http://gutenberg.net.au/ebooks07/0701231.txt or .zip http://gutenberg.net.au/ebooks07/0701231h.html Dec 2007 The Voyages of Doctor Dolittle, Hugh Lofting [070122xx.xxx] 1575A http://gutenberg.net.au/ebooks07/0701221.txt or .zip http://gutenberg.net.au/ebooks07/0701221h.html Dec 2007 The Three Just Men, Edgar Wallace [070121xx.xxx] 1574A http://gutenberg.net.au/ebooks07/0701211.txt or .zip http://gutenberg.net.au/ebooks07/0701211h.htmlDec 2007 The Chronicles of Captain Blood, Rafael Sabatini [070120xx.xxx] 1573A http://gutenberg.net.au/ebooks07/0701201.txt or .zip http://gutenberg.net.au/ebooks07/0701201h.html Dec 2007 Carnacki The Ghost Finder, William Hope Hodgson [070119xx.xxx] 1572A http://gutenberg.net.au/ebooks07/0701191.txt or .zip http://gutenberg.net.au/ebooks07/0701191h.html
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