The Big Book of Swashbuckling Adventure (Paperback)

Classic Tales of Dashing Heroes, Dastardly Villains, and Daring Escapes

By Lawrence Ellsworth

Pegasus Books, 9781605986500, 604pp.

Publication Date: December 15, 2014

List Price: 24.95*
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Description


The swashbuckler tradition was born out of legends like those of the Knights of the Round Table and of Robin Hood, revived in the early 19th century by Romantic movement authors such as Sir Walter Scott. The genre caught hold with the publication of Alexandre Dumas' The Three Musketeers in 1844, and for the next century it was arguably the world's leading form of adventure fiction.

Featuring selections by twenty hugely popular writers from the last century including Rafael Sabatini; Johnston Mcculley (creator of the Zorro character); Alexandre Dumas: Arthur Conan Doyle; and Pierce Egan (author of Robin Hood), this anthology is dedicated to the swashbuckler's roots: historical adventures by the masters of the genre. Most of these stories have been out of print for decades; some have never before been collected in book form. All are top-notch entertainment.

So, ready for some action?

En garde.