About the Author: Emilio Salgari

When I was a boy, I loved the great adventure authors typically read, in my day, by adolescent males. You know the list; Edgar Rice Burroughs, Jules Vern, Tolkien, and the like. They transported me from my little pedestrian corner of the world to new exciting lands of adventure and glory. Although not as well known to the English-speaking world, Italian youth had

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