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Captain Blood - Rafael Sabatini
Captain Blood
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Dr. Peter Blood, an Irish physician, had a wide ranging career as a sailor and as a soldier, before settling down to practice medicine in the town of Bridgewater. The town begins to fight for the Duke of Manmouth, and though Peter wants no part in the rebellion, he tends to the wounded soldiers.... show more
Dr. Peter Blood, an Irish physician, had a wide ranging career as a sailor and as a soldier, before settling down to practice medicine in the town of Bridgewater. The town begins to fight for the Duke of Manmouth, and though Peter wants no part in the rebellion, he tends to the wounded soldiers. Because of this he is convected to treason, and sentenced to death by hanging. King James II, for purely financial reason, decides to sell the criminals as slaves, instead of killing them. After being sold, many of the men escape, steal a Spaniard ship, and sail away to become some of the most successful pirates/buccaneers of all time, hated and feared by the Spanish.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9781604596847 (1604596848)
Publisher: Smk Books
Pages no: 272
Edition language: English
Series: Captain Blood
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SusannaG - Confessions of a Crazy Cat Lady
SusannaG - Confessions of a Crazy Cat Lady rated it
3.0 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...
Gene
Gene rated it
5.0 Captain Blood
One bright day of the seventeenth century a former soldier turned physician Peter Blood was minding his own business taking care of his flowers. Those days very bored people entertained themselves by organizing yet another rebellion and one such swept across the small English town where our hero set...
Bettie's Books
Bettie's Books rated it
5.0 Captain Blood
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...
Peregrinations
Peregrinations rated it
Swashbuckling adventure!!
modusa
modusa rated it
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...
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