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The Strolling Saint

By: Rafael Sabatini
Published By: Double9 Books
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The Strolling Saint, a swashbuckler romance set in 16th-century Italy, was first published in 1913. The narrative revolves around Agostino d' Anguissola, whose mother raised him as a devout Catholic and whose father is Lord of Mondolfo and Carmina. He is pledged to become a priest or monk by a misguided yet determined mother who one feels should have never married imposes this on him. Agostino is segregated and under strict surveillance, until he becomes 18 and is then taken to a nearby man of letters to continue his education rather than to Pavia or Bologna, where the universities are. But then what will he do? How will he get his birthright? Will he ever become a priest? What will he do with his father? This story charts the young man's development from innocence to becoming the Ruler but How? How a young man is coerced into a career in the clergy makes this novel a strong theory of religious hypocrisy. To read about the life of Agostino, readers should go through this novel by Rafael Sabatini!

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Rafael Sabatini

Rafael Sabatini, a romance and adventure novelist was an Italian-born British author who lived from 29 April 1875 to 13 February 1950. The Sea Hawk (1915), Scaramouche (1921), Captain Blood (1922), Bellarion the Fortunate (1922), and Captain Blood: His Odyssey are among his most well-known works (1926). Sabatini created a total of 34 novels, eight collections of short stories, six books of non-fiction, several uncollected short tales, and a number of plays. Rafael Sabatini was born in Iesi, Italy, to an English-speaking mother and an Italian father. His first book Scaramouche (1921) became an international bestseller. The Sea Hawk (1940) and Captain Blood (1924) were all made into films during the silent era. Rafael-Angelo (also known as Binkie), Sabatini's lone child, was killed in a vehicle accident on April 1st, 1927. Sabatini and his wife Ruth got divorced in 1931. Sabatini and his wife Ruth got divorced in 1931. Sabatini's fiction, which is typically set in the past, tackles political intrigue, religion, and the role of chivalry and honor while amusing readers with witty dialogue. This is understandable given that two of his most well-known writings were adapted into swashbuckling great movies.

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Product Details

  • Publisher: Double 9 Books
  • Publishing Year: 2023
  • Language: English
  • Paperback: 332 Pages
  • ISBN-10: 9357272852
  • ISBN-13: 9789357272858
  • Item Weight: 398.4g
  • Dimension : 216 x 140 x 18.4 mm
  • Country of Origin : India
  • Reading age : 10+
  • Importer: Double 9 Books
  • Packer: Double 9 Books
  • Book Type : Fiction / Classics ,Fiction / Literary