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Bardelys the Magnificent (1905)

by Rafael Sabatini

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This is one of my favorite Sabatini novels. How can you go wrong with a story about a wager to win the heart of a fair young maiden within three months? Add in some treachery, rebellion, swordfighting, jealousy, and deceit, and you have all the makings of a fun and fast-moving book. ( )
  kwmcdonald | Sep 22, 2005 |
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"Speak of the Devil," whispered La Fosse in my ear, and, moved by the words and by the significance of his glance, I turned in my chair.
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As Languedoc enters her year of rebellion, the Sieur Marcel de St. Pol has other things on his mind. For amid the glorious battles and brutal insurrections, Marcel a.k.a. the Marquis of Bardleys, has his heart set on a fair lady. Yet will she succumb to the Marquis' 'strange wooing'?

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Published in 1905, this story of love and adventure in early seventeenth century France features the handsome, devil-may-care Bardelys, favorite of the dissolute Louis XIII, who enters into a wager with the king that will lead to Bardelys losing his heart . . . and very nearly his head.… (more)

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