The Son of the Red Corsair (novel)

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The Son of the Red Corsair (original title: Il figlio del corsaro rosso) is an exotic adventure novel written by Italian author Emilio Salgari, published in 1908. The novel was adapted for the silver screen in Italy in 1959.

The Son of the Red Corsair
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First edition cover
AuthorEmilio Salgari
Original titleIl figlio del corsaro rosso
CountryItaly
LanguageItalian
GenreAdventure novel
PublisherDonath
Publication date
1908
Media typePrint (hardback)
Preceded byYolanda, the Black Corsair's Daughter 
Followed byThe Last Pirates 

Plot summaryEdit

The Son of the Red Corsairis a mixture of adventure, humor, and romance. Part of the series usually referred to as Pirati delle Antille, it is the story of Enrico di Ventimiglia, the Son of the Red Corsair, as he travels through the Spanish conquests of Central America in search of the stepsister he has never met. In his adventure, the Count is helped by the faithful Mendoza, the incomparable Don Barrejo, Buttafuoco, a nobleman-turned-buccaneer, and bands of pirates of the Caribbean.

Film adaptationsEdit

The first version was a silent film The Son of the Red Corsair in 1921. In 1943 a sound adaptation The Son of the Red Corsair followed by The Son of the Red Corsair (1959) was directed by Primo Zeglio and starred Lex Barker as Enrico and Sylvia Lopez as Carmen. The English-language version of the film, was released in the UK in 1962, in the US (where it was also known as The Son of the Red Pirate) in 1963.

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