1923. After a brief stint in the business world, Sabatini went to work as a writer. He wrote short stories in the 1890s, and his first novel came out in 1902. It took Sabatini roughly a quarter of century of hard work before he attained success with Scaramouche in 1921. This brilliant novel of the French Revolution became an international bestseller. It was followed by the equally successful Captain Blood in 1922. A prolific writer, he produced about a book a year. Fortune's Fool begins: The times were full of trouble; but Martha Quinn was unperturbed. Hers was a mind that confined itself to the essentials of life: its sustenance and reproduction. Not for her to plague herself with the complexities of existence, with considerations of the Hereafter or disputations upon the various creeds by which its happiness may be ensured-a matter upon which men have always been ready to send on another upon exploring voyages thither-or yet with the political opinions by which a nation is fiercely divided. See other titles by this author available from Kessinger Publishing.Sabatini, Rafael is the author of 'Fortune's Fool', published 2004 under ISBN 9781417939794 and ISBN 1417939796.