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.
“The Sea Hawk” is a best seller novel by Rafael Sabatini, originally published in 1915. The story is set over the years 1588–1593 and concerns a retired Cornish seafaring gentleman, Sir Oliver Tressilian, who is villainously betrayed by a jealous half-brother. After being forced to serve as a slave on a galley, Sir Oliver is liberated by Barbary pirates. He joins the pirates, gaining the name "Sakr-el-Bahr" (the hawk of the sea), and swears vengeance against his brother. Wonderful world of pirates will definitely be fond by artful readers. Have a nice reading.