George MacDonald Fraser, author of the Flashman novels, praises this hearty saga as "one of the great unrecognized novels of the 20th century." Doctor Peter Blood's quiet life is shattered when he is convicted of treason for tending a wounded nobleman in a 1685 rebellion against King James II.... show more
George MacDonald Fraser, author of the Flashman novels, praises this hearty saga as "one of the great unrecognized novels of the 20th century." Doctor Peter Blood's quiet life is shattered when he is convicted of treason for tending a wounded nobleman in a 1685 rebellion against King James II. Rapidly there follows transportation on a slave ship to Barbados; escape from slavery and a brutal plantation owner during a Spanish pirate attack; the start of Blood's own career as a pirate and, before long, as the greatest buccaneer of them all. Raids, sea battles, sword fights, acts of gallantry and low cunning chapter after chapter of action and adventure, recounted with zest and skill by a natural-born storyteller. Introducing this edition, Fraser writes: "[Sabatini] awoke me to history, and showed me that it was no dry collection of dates and diets and dynasties, but the most exciting adventure of all. For that, I and millions like me are forever in his debt."
Publish date: July 17th 2002
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Pages no: 367
Edition language: English
Series: Captain Blood
Captain Blood is a marvelous tale of a doctor unjustly sentenced to ten years of slavery in Barbados, his escape to piracy, and his vendetta with both the Spanish and King James II of England. If I had been an adolescent reading this in the 1920s, when it was published, I could not have failed to g...
bookshelves: published-1922, pirates-smugglers-wreckers, historical-fiction, seven-seas, winter20092010 Read in January, 2010 Born 9 April 1649Rotterdam, NetherlandsDied 15 July 1685 (aged 36)Tower Hill, London, EnglandTitle Duke of MonmouthDuke of BuccleuchEarl of DoncasterBaron Scott of Tyneda...
oh heavens. i dislike admitting that am not 100% cynical about things, that life will all its ignominy and disappointments, vacillations and cupidity has not yet extinguished my ability to dream of freedom and unfettered joy, that there might still be a heart under all this bravado... but there it i...
That was an abrupt ending.