Rafael Sabatini wrote his stories of The Historical Night's Entertainment to thrill and delight his readers with accounts of bizarre and extraordinary episodes. Based on real events, Sabatini has brought to them his own masterly embellishments, adding all the liveliness and excitement of fiction. Although written many years ago, his tales still bring the purest form of entertainment.
Rafael Sabatini was born to an English mother and Italian father, both well-known opera singers. At age 17 Sabatini moved to England, where, after a brief stint in the business world, he started to write. His major breakthrough came with Scaramouche, which became an international bestseller and was followed by the equally successful Captain Blood. All his earlier books were then rushed into reprint. Many of his novels were subsequently adapted into classic films, which appealed to both a male and female market with their drama, romance and action, set against a variety of historical settings.