Bibliography (Masterplots, Fourth Edition)
Adrian, Jack. Introduction to The Fortunes of Casanova, and Other Stories, by Rafael Sabatini. New York: Oxford University Press, 1994. Summary of Sabatini’s life and career, stressing the writer’s central role in the revitalization of historical fiction.
Cordingly, David. Under the Black Flag: The Romance and the Reality of Life Among the Pirates. New York: Random House, 1995. Thorough examination of piracy and privateering around the world and their treatment in literature and film. Illustrations, maps, glossary of sea terms, bibliography.
Cornwell, Bernard. Introduction to Captain Blood: His Odyssey, by Rafael Sabatini. New York: Norton, 2002. Appreciation by a fellow historical novelist of Sabatini and his most famous work.
Fraser, George MacDonald. Introduction to Captain Blood: His Odyssey, by Rafael Sabatini. Pleasantville, N.Y.: Akadine Press, 1998. Analysis of the novel as history in the form of romance and an examination of its perennial appeal.
Hoppenstand, Gary. Introduction to Captain Blood, by Rafael Sabatini. New York: Penguin, 2003. Wide-ranging consideration of the novel, its historical background and antecedents, and its place within the development of popular fiction. Suggestions for further reading....
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