The Tigers of Mompracem

The Tigers of Mompracem (original title: Le Tigri di Mompracem) is an exotic adventure novel written by Italian author Emilio Salgari, published in 1900. It features his most famous character, Sandokan.

The Tigers of Mompracem
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AuthorEmilio Salgari
Original titleLe Tigri di Mompracem
TranslatorNico Lorenzutti
LanguageEnglish, Original: Italian
SeriesThe Sandokan Series
GenreAdventure fiction
Young adult literature
PublisherROH Press (first English translation)
Donath (first Italian publisher)
Publication date
  • English 2008
  • Italian 1900
Media typePaperback, Ebook
Followed byThe Mystery of the Black Jungle 

It was adapted into a 1970 film The Tigers of Mompracem directed by Mario Sequi.

Plot introductionEdit

Would you be the greatest pirate in the South China Sea or would you hang up your sword to be with the woman you love? Malaysia, 1849. The Tigers of Mompracem are a band of rebel pirates fighting against the colonial power of the Dutch and British empires. They are led by Sandokan, the indomitable Tiger of Malaysia, and his loyal friend Yanez De Gomera, a Portuguese wanderer and adventurer. After twelve years of spilling blood and spreading terror throughout Malaysia, Sandokan has reached the height of his power, but when the pirate learns of the extraordinary "Pearl of Labuan", his fortunes begin to change.


  • Sandokan - The Tiger of Malaysia, leader of the Tigers of Mompracem
  • Lady Marianna Guillonk - The Pearl of Labuan
  • Yanez De Gomera - A Portuguese adventurer, second in command to Sandokan
  • Lord James Guillonk - Marianna's uncle
  • Baron William Rosenthal - A British officer
  • Patan
  • Giro-Batol
  • Juioko

See alsoEdit

Novels in the Sandokan Series:

Novels in The Black Corsair series

Novels in Captain Tempesta series

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