His early biographies were filled with adventurous tales set in the Far East , events which he claimed were the basis for much of his work. Salgari had actually never ventured farther than the Adriatic Sea. He turned his passion for exploration and discovery to writing. His first stories were serialized in newspapers. Early in his career, he began signing his tales as "Captain Salgari", a title he once defended in a duel when his claim to it was questioned.
Though knighted by the Queen of Italy and wildly popular, Salgari did not earn much money from his books and lived hand to mouth for most of his life. Salgari married Ida Peruzzi — nicknamed " Aida ," - with whom he had four children — which added to the family's economic problems — and with whom he was very happy for years.
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In his father committed suicide. These events led Salgari to depression , and he attempted suicide in After Ida was committed to a mental ward in , Salgari was overwhelmed and took his own life soon afterwards, imitating the Japanese ritual of seppuku , and died on 25 April The letter to his publisher said:. One of the sons of Emilio and Aida also committed suicide in Salgari wrote more than adventure stories and novels, setting his tales in exotic locations, with heroes from a wide variety of cultures.
He gained inspiration from reading foreign literature and newspapers, travel magazines and encyclopedias, which he used to portray his heroes' worlds. He wrote four major series: Salgari opposed colonization in his fiction. His most legendary heroes Sandokan , The Tiger of Malaysia, a Bornean prince turned pirate, and his loyal lieutenant Yanez of Gomera, led their men in attacks against the Dutch and British fleets.
They declared war on James Brooke , the White Rajah of Sarawak, and tried to force him from his throne. His tales had been so popular that soon his publisher hired other writers to develop adventure stories under his name. Salgari's style was imitated by many, but no other Italian adventure writer managed to duplicate his popular success. Salgari's work was imitated in one form or another by many who came after him.
A large part of the Italian adventure literature is a continuation of Salgari's work. Many late 19th century writers such as Luigi Motta and Emilio Fancelli wrote further Sandokan adventures imitating Salgari's style: The style soon spread to movies and television.
One example is the work of the director Sergio Leone , whose outlaw heroes in his Spaghetti Westerns were inspired by Salgari's piratical adventurers. More than 50 film adaptations have been made of Salgari's novels, and many more were inspired by his work corsair stories, jungle adventure stories, and swashbuckling B movies, such as Morgan, the Pirate , starring Steve Reeves.
Federico Fellini loved Salgari's books.
Pietro Mascagni had over 50 Salgari titles in his library. Umberto Eco read Salgari's works as a child. Che Guevara read 62 of his books, according to his biographer Paco Ignacio Taibo II , who remarked that the revolutionary's anti-imperialism could be seen to be "Salgarian in origin". Though popular with the masses, Salgari was shunned by critics throughout his life and for most of the 20th century.
It was not until the late s that his writings began to be revisited, and new translations appeared in print. They have been newly appreciated for their characterization and plots.
In the first National Salgari Association was founded in Italy to celebrate his work. Historians debate the first film adaptation of a Salgari novels. Salgari was never credited, and Gabriele D'Annunzio was billed as the official screenwriter. Trama, Straordinarie avventure di Testa di Pietra: Trama, Gli eserciti belligeranti nella Guerra di Indipendenza Americana: Il tutto illustrato da splendide immagini. Read more Read less. Kindle Cloud Reader Read instantly in your browser. Product details File Size: May 20, Language: Not Enabled Screen Reader: Enabled Would you like to tell us about a lower price?
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