The Last of the Great Swashbucklers: A Bio-Bibliography of Rafael Sabatini by Jesse F. Knight and Stephen Darley.
Ruth Heredia has gathered together a First Lines of Sabatini's works.
Ruth has also compiled a list of Titles and Dedications of those Sabatini works with extended titles and dedications.
An ambitious listing of British and Irish authors with links has been compiled and maintained by Mitsuharu Matsuoka.
Although he was famous in his own time, mentions of Sabatini these days seem to be few and far between. Did you know...
On Murder, She Wrote, a character used the name Rafaela Sabatini as a psuedonym and the name for a character in a romance novel.
The novel Bullet for a Star, by Stuart Kaminsky, takes place in Hollywood in the 1940s. Errol Flynn is being blackmailed just before the release of The Sea Hawk. He is urged by the private detective on the scene (and protagonist) to check into a hotel. The identity he uses is Rafael Sabatini.
Sabatini is mentioned in the recent novel by Arturo Perez-Reverte, The Club Dumas.
In A Rock and A Hard Place by Peter David (Book 10 of the Star Trek:The Next Generation series of tie-in novels), Will Riker is reading Captain Blood.
Monty Python's Flying Circus: Episode 25 "Spam" from June 25, 1970. The opening sketch is "The Black Eagle" and shows the opening credits of a swashbuckler. Following the credits down it reads: "Based on the novel The Blue Eagle by Raphael Sabatini".
In the Jason Robards film "A Thousand Clowns." Robards' character adopts his nephew and allows him to try out numerous names but must choose one for good when he turns 14 (I think). One of the names he tries on for a while is "Dr Raphael Sabatini."
If you have any more "sightings" of Sabatini in fiction I can include on this list, please let me know. (Thanks to Susan Moseley, Gus Russo and Faatima Qureshi for contributions!)
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Last updated 2 February 2011.