Swashbuckling

A swashbuckler is a heroic archetype in European adventure literature that is typified by the use of a sword and chivalric ideals. A 'swashbuckler' is generally a protagonist who is heroic and idealistic and who rescues damsels in distress. Swashbucklers as an archetype are not pirates. His opponent is typically characterized as the dastardly villain. There is a long list of swashbucklers who combine outstanding courage, sword fighting skill, resourcefulness, and a distinctive sense of honor and justice, as for example Cyrano de Bergerac, The Three Musketeers, The Scarlet Pimpernel, Robin Hood ...more

The Three Musketeers (The D'Artagnan Romances, #1)
Captain Blood
The Count of Monte Cristo
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The Lies of Locke Lamora (Gentleman Bastard, #1)
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Captain Alatriste (Adventures of Captain Alatriste, #1)
Traitor's Blade (Greatcoats, #1)
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The Man in the Iron Mask (The D'Artagnan Romances, #3.4)
Red Seas Under Red Skies (Gentleman Bastard, #2)

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