Rafael Sabatini (1875 – 1950) was a famous Italian and English writer of novels of romance and adventure best known for his worldwide best-sellers as The Sea Hawk (1915), Scaramouche (1921) and Captain Blood (1922). Several of his novels were adapted into films during the silent era and the first three of these books were made into notable films in the sound era, in 1940, 1952, and 1935 respectively.
“Bardelys the Magnificent” is an excellent adventures novel by Sabatini with the intricate understanding and depiction of the characters and especially Bardelys is commendable. It will keep you intrigued, excited overwhelmed and wanting for more. You will definitely fall in love with Monseigneur Bardelys' character with all its grey shades. The book very well deserves its place in history as a remarkable depiction of a period drama!