Rafael Sabatini

Biography

Rafael Sabatini is seldom mentioned in the 21st century -- indeed, he was seldom mentioned in popular culture during the final years of the 20th century, apart from a jocular reference in the prelude to the Michael Palin/Saturday Night Live sketch "The Adventures of Miles Copperthwaite." But during the first half of the 20th century, from the teens until the '40s, his books sold by the millions...