“Last Wednesday he had been engaged in moving an audience of Rennes to anger; on this Wednesday he was to move an audience of Guichen to mirth....”
Once he was André-Louis Moreau, a lawyer raised by nobility, unconcerned with the growing discontent among France’s lower class—until his friend was mercilessly struck down by a member of the aristocracy.
Now he is Scaramouche. Speaking out against the unjust French government, he takes refuge with a nomadic band of actors and assumes the role of the clown Scaramouche—a comic figure with a very serious message….
Set during the French Revolution, this novel of swashbuckling romance is also a thought-provoking commentary on class, inequality, and the individual’s role in society—a story that has become Rafael Sabatini’s enduring legacy.
With an Introduction by Gary Hoppenstand
What people are saying - Write a review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - sraelling - LibraryThing
Clever dialog, albeit sometimes slower to read (sentence structure/word choice.) So glad to have found this gem. Published in 1921, André-Louis Moreau is a complicated character, even as a young man ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Carl_Alves - LibraryThing
Scaramouche is a long and winding journey through Revolutionary War France following the character of Andre-Louis Moreau. It starts off when his best friend is killed by a man who is trying to protect ... Read full review