Captain Blood

Captain Blood

His Odyssey

Large Print - 2004
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During the tumultuous reign of James II, Englishman Peter Blood, a gentleman-physician, barely escapes the gallows after his arrest for treating a wounded rebel. Sentenced to ten years of slavery on a Barbados plantation, Blood escapes from captivity and boldly embarks on a career as a pirate, never losing sight of his goals of clearing his name and returning to England. A rollicking tale of piracy on a grand scale, accented with breathtaking maritime maneuvers, near misses, and broadside hits, Sabatini's fast-paced novel is alive with color, romance, and excitement. A swashbuckling classic that brims with stolen treasure and adventure on the high seas, Captain Blood quickly became a best-seller after it was first published in 1922. Book jacket.
Publisher: Waterville, Me. : Thorndike Press, 2004
ISBN: 9780786265664
0786265663
Branch Call Number: LP SABA 22
Characteristics: 549 p

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WendyLC
Feb 01, 2017

I loved this. It has pirates, political corruption, and a strong message about slavery. I know that often high school advanced English students are often casting around for a book that would please his teacher, qualify as classic, but still is interesting and a page-turner. This is that book!

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xod_s
Aug 29, 2011

First fiction book I've read about pirates and it's a good one.

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