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Inspired by the chaos of the French Revolution, Rafael Sabatini wrote one of the finest historical novels of the early 20th century. Scaramouche is the story of André-Louis Moreau, a lawyer brought up as an orphan in a noble household. Moreau, as a young man in his 20s, has been threading his way through a pleasant life until a close friend is brutally killed in a duel of swords by a member of the aristocracy. Because of Moreau’s vow to seek revenge, his life begins an arc toward becoming a revolutionary whose underlying mission is to find and kill the man who murdered his friend. In order to flee from authority, Moreau takes up with a traveling theater troupe and disguises himself from the police by taking on the role of “Scaramouche”, a comic figure with a deadly serious purpose.
As the French Revolution grows in scale and intensity, Scaramouche becomes one of its most ardent proponents, with the oratorical skills to sway large audiences...though always with one eye toward the personal vengeance he craves.