General Topics, Writing

My Favorite Books and Authors, part 1

I have a list of favorite books that include the Bible, Pride and Prejudice, A Tale of Two Cities, and The Scarlet Pimpernel.

I also like Rafael Sabatini who was an Italian/English author. We really don’t see his works on bookstore shelves anymore but he was a fantastic author of adventure books. The movies “Scaramouche,” starring Stewart Granger, “Captain Blood” and “The Sea Hawk” starring Errol Flynn, and “The Black Swan” starring Tyrone Power are all based on books of the same names written by Rafael Sabatini.

He was prolific writer. He wrote 34 novels as well as several short story collections. He also wrote several non-fiction books about historical events and a series of plays.

He also knew 6 languages but preferred to write in English because it had the variety he needed to tell the stories he wanted to tell.

If you are interested, several of his books can be ordered from Amazon including The Sea Hawk, The Black Swan, Scaramouche, and Captain Blood. Check them out and don’t let a fantastic author be forgotten!