“beginnings” in Scaramouche by Rafael Sabatini

Posted by Lew Weinstein on May 26, 2007

·     first lines … “He was born with a gift of laughter and a sense that the world was mad. And that was all his patrimony. His very paternity was obscure …” … great opening, characterizing Andre-Louis and raising a question not answered until the very end of the book.


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