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8th Jan '16 10:39:25 AM Berrenta
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* GalleySlave: Oliver is put to work as an oar-slave on a Spanish ship.


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* SlaveGalley: Oliver is put to work as an oar-slave on a Spanish ship.
11th May '15 10:58:42 AM allfictions
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* BuxomIsBetter: alluded to. Rosamund and Fenzileh are both skinny by Moslem standards.

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* BuxomIsBetter: alluded Alluded to. Rosamund and Fenzileh are both skinny by Moslem Muslim standards.
14th Jun '14 9:16:28 AM jamespolk
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* EpicMovie: This was a very expensive film for its day, involving a thousand extras and the construction of real wooden ships. The 1940 Creator/ErrolFlynn movie included some spliced-in battle scenes from this film.
14th Jun '14 9:12:27 AM jamespolk
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This was one of the three novels (along with ''Literature/CaptainBloodHisOdyssey'' and ''Literature/{{Scaramouche}}'') that launched Sabatini's success. It was adapted to film twice (in 1924, starring Douglas Fairbanks; and, more famously but much less faithfully, [[Film/TheSeaHawk in 1940, starring Errol Flynn]]), but like most Sabatini novels it has lost much of its popularity.

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This was one of the three novels (along with ''Literature/CaptainBloodHisOdyssey'' and ''Literature/{{Scaramouche}}'') that launched Sabatini's success. It was adapted to film twice (in 1924, starring Douglas Fairbanks; Milton Sills; and, more famously but much less faithfully, [[Film/TheSeaHawk in 1940, starring Errol Flynn]]), but like most Sabatini novels it has lost much of its popularity.



* TheAtoner: [[spoiler:Lionel, when he carries Oliver's message to Sir John.]]

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* AuctionOfEvil: Sir Oliver buys Rosamund at a slave auction.
* TheAtoner: [[spoiler:Lionel, Lionel, when he carries Oliver's message to Sir John.]]



* GalleySlave: Oliver is put to work as an oar-slave on a Spanish ship.



** GalleySlave



* ParentalSubstitute: Oliver for Lionel, [[spoiler:which makes Lionel's betrayal hurt even more.]]. Peter Godolphin and Sir John Killigrew for Rosamund--her elder brother and guardian, respectively.

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* ParentalSubstitute: Oliver for Lionel, [[spoiler:which which makes Lionel's betrayal hurt even more.]]. Peter Godolphin and Sir John Killigrew for Rosamund--her elder brother and guardian, respectively.



* PunchClockVillain: The pirate who was paid to kidnap Oliver by Lionel takes a liking to him, and offers to send him back. They are on their way home when they are both captured and enslaved by the Spanish. Later, the pirate goes to work for Oliver.
* RedemptionEqualsDeath: Lionel is sent by his brother to swim to Sir John's ship and deliver his message. He winds up dying of hypothermia.
* SplashOfColor: In the 1924 film, the torches carried by Asad's bodyguard are hand-colored.
* ATasteOfTheLash: Used on the oar-slaves aboard the Spanish galleon.



* TheVamp: the nameless "woman from Malpas" who Lionel [[spoiler: kills Peter Godolphin for]].
* WhammyBid: at the slave auction, for Rosamund.

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* TheVamp: the The nameless "woman from Malpas" who whom Lionel [[spoiler: kills Peter Godolphin for]].
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* WhammyBid: at At the slave auction, for Rosamund.Rosamund.
* WrongfullyAccused: Oliver is falsely accused of Peter's murder. When Lionel has his older brother kidnapped by pirates, Oliver's disappearance is taken as proof that he was guilty.
3rd Jun '13 9:37:20 AM SeptimusHeap
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* BadassLonghair: Oliver and Asad both.
25th Dec '12 2:20:10 PM sagar
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* BuxomIsBetter: alluded to. Rosamund and Fenzileh are both skinny by Moslem standards.



* DrivenToSuicide: at the auction, a Spanish slave-girl snatches a knife from her purchaser and kills herself. Rosamund attempts the same later, but is stopped.



** GalleySlave



* ParentalSubstitute: Oliver for Lionel, [[spoiler:which makes Lionel's betrayal hurt even more.]]

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* MayDecemberRomance: Oliver is in his thirties and Rosamund is initially only seventeen.
* ParentalSubstitute: Oliver for Lionel, [[spoiler:which makes Lionel's betrayal hurt even more.]]]]. Peter Godolphin and Sir John Killigrew for Rosamund--her elder brother and guardian, respectively.
* ParentalMarriageVeto: Rosamund's guardians forbid her to marry Oliver. She merely plans to wait until she is of age and ignore them.


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* TortureAlwaysWorks: happens to Lionel.
* TheVamp: the nameless "woman from Malpas" who Lionel [[spoiler: kills Peter Godolphin for]].
* WhammyBid: at the slave auction, for Rosamund.
9th Dec '12 11:52:11 PM PaulA
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This was one of the three novels (along with ''Literature/CaptainBloodHisOdyssey'' and ''Literature/{{Scaramouche}}'') that launched Sabatini's success. It was adapted InNameOnly into a [[Film/TheSeaHawk film]] starring ErrolFlynn in 1940, but like most Sabatini novels it has lost much of its popularity.

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This was one of the three novels (along with ''Literature/CaptainBloodHisOdyssey'' and ''Literature/{{Scaramouche}}'') that launched Sabatini's success. It was adapted InNameOnly into a to film twice (in 1924, starring Douglas Fairbanks; and, more famously but much less faithfully, [[Film/TheSeaHawk film]] in 1940, starring ErrolFlynn in 1940, Errol Flynn]]), but like most Sabatini novels it has lost much of its popularity.
9th Dec '12 11:43:59 PM PaulA
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9th Dec '12 11:43:46 PM PaulA
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->“When all is said, a man's final judgment of his fellows must be based upon his knowledge of himself”

''The Sea Hawk'' is a novel by Creator/RafaelSabatini.

Betrayed by his brother, scorned by his lover, and outcast from his country, Sir Oliver Tresselian turns renegade and joins the Muslim corsairs under Asad-ed-Din. He finds great success in this, and becomes known as Sakr-el-Bahr - the Hawk of the Sea. He eventually returns to his Cornish home to exact revenge, and sets in motion a series of events that leads to great risk - and even greater rewards.

This was one of the three novels (along with ''Literature/CaptainBloodHisOdyssey'' and ''Literature/{{Scaramouche}}'') that launched Sabatini's success. It was adapted InNameOnly into a [[Film/TheSeaHawk film]] starring ErrolFlynn in 1940, but like most Sabatini novels it has lost much of its popularity.

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!!The book provides examples of:

* AffablyEvil: Asad, for all that he is a ruthless corsair, is a devout Muslim and very kind to his friends and family.
* TheAtoner: [[spoiler:Lionel, when he carries Oliver's message to Sir John.]]
* BadassLonghair: Oliver and Asad both.
* BlueBlood: Sir John, Rosamund, and Peter. Oliver to a lesser degree - he was knighted for bravery, but isn't an hereditary noble.
* TheCorruptible: Lionel.
* FateWorseThanDeath: Being an oar-slave for Oliver. Later, for Rosamund: becoming part of Asad's harem.
* MadeASlave: Oliver [[spoiler:and, later, Lionel and Rosamund.]]
* MamaBear: Fenzileh will do ''anything'' to advance Marzak's future.
* ParentalSubstitute: Oliver for Lionel, [[spoiler:which makes Lionel's betrayal hurt even more.]]
* {{Pirate}}: Jasper, Oliver, and Asad are all corsairs.
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