Emilio Salgari Quotes

20 of the best book quotes from Emilio Salgari
“Two pirates, Carmaux and Van Stiller, are rescued by the Thunder, a pirate ship under the command of Emilio di Roccabruna of Roccanera, Lord of Valpenta and of Ventimiglia, and feared throughout the Caribbean as the Black Corsair.”
“Once aboard, the two inform the captain that his younger brother the “Red Corsair” has been hanged by Duke van Guld, the Governor of Maracaibo. ”
“The Black Corsair decides to sneak into the city to retrieve his brother’s body and give him an honorable burial at sea. En route to Tortuga, the pirates attack and capture a Spanish ship.”
“They find a young noblewoman aboard, Honorata Willerman, the Duchess of Weltrendrem. She is taken captive to Tortuga where she is to await payment of her ransom.”
“The black in Emilio Salgari’s The Black Corsair refers to a mysterious—and mighty teed-off—Italian swashbuckler obsessed with a noxious gripe against his mortal ...”
“17th century. A powerful man killed his family. The Black Corsair vows vengeance.... and he won’t stop until he gets it. One of the world’s first pirate classics. An Italian nobleman turns pirate to avenge the murder of his brothers.”
“His foe: an old Flemish army officer named Van Guld, now the Governor of Maracaibo. The Black Corsair is relentless, vowing never to rest until he has killed the traitor and all those that bear his name.”
“To help him in his quest, the Corsair enlists the greatest pirates of his time: L’Ollonais, Michael the Basque, and a young Welshman named Henry Morgan..”
“Struck by her beauty and spirit, the Corsair frees her and the two quickly fall in love. The hunt for Governor Van Guld resumes and the Black Corsair and L’Ollonais lead an attack on Maracaibo.”
“Unfortunately the governor escapes and the Black Corsair and his companions must track him through the jungles of Venezuela. There they encounter savage beasts, quick sand, and cannibals.”
“During the Third Crusade the Saracens attack the island of Cyprus. Eleonora, the Duchess of Eboli, is trapped in the city of Famagosta when the Saracens lay siege to it.”
“Eleonora’s fiancé, the Vicomte le Hussière, has been captured by the Saracens, so Eleonora puts on a suit of armor, calls herself “Captain Storm,” and fights the invaders, hoping to rescue the Vicomte.”
“Eleonora is a more than capable fighter and gains a reputation for herself, to the point that Muley el-Kadel, the ‘Lion of Damascus,’ one of the Saracens’ finest warriors, challenges Captain Storm to a duel.”
“Eleonora accepts and defeats el-Kadel but spares his life, for Eleonora knows el-Kadel to be a valiant and honorable warrior. ”
“When the Saracens conquer Famagosta Eleonora is injured rescuing a child; Eleonora’s servant asks el-Kadel for help.”
“Eventually el-Kadel helps Eleonora free her fiancé, but by that point Eleonora has fallen in love with el-Kadel...”
″... who has become her Loving Enemy, and at the end of Capitan Tempesta they are married.”
“Cyprus, 1571. An island at war. The powerful Ottoman army has taken every city save one, Famagusta, a Venetian port and stronghold. Besieged by a force of 80,000 men, they city has valiantly fought back with its small garrison of warriors and mercenaries.”
“The greatest among them is Captain Tempesta, a young noble unmatched in bravery and swordsmanship. Few, however, know the captain’s secret…”
“Few, however, know the captain’s secret… that she has donned armour and passed herself off as a man in order to search for her beloved who has been imprisoned by the Turks. ”

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