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Captain Blood (original 1922; edition 2011)

by Rafael Sabatini

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Title:Captain Blood
Authors:Rafael Sabatini
Info:CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (2011), Paperback, 250 pages
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Captain Blood by Rafael Sabatini (1922)

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Zounds, this was a lot of fun. It contains all of the elements of the sort of first-rate adventure film that you might have seen as a child, if you are of a certain age. There is the classic reversal of the hero's fortunes, lots of swordplay and messing about in big boats. No parrots, however, were harmed in the making of this tale, but pirates? Aye, we've got pirates. Now bring me doubloons! ( )
  Bill_Bibliomane | Jun 4, 2015 |
Peter Blood is a doctor who does not want to be involved in the politics. This is seventeenth century England and monarchies are ever changing. Peter Blood is accused of treason when he treats on of his patients who happens to be a rebel. He is convicted and is sold into slavery to a plantation in West Indies. He escapes and gets into buccaneering ways. He has many adventures and this is a excellent narration of them.

This book is fast paced and very entertaining. The language is Dickensonian. It has adventure and a little bit of romance. A 4/5 read. ( )
  mausergem | May 13, 2015 |
Growing up, this was my favourite book. It continues to hold this position today. A cracking adventure with a beautiful use of language. I do love the work of Rafael Sabatini - and this is his writing at its best. ( )
  KatieBeitz | Aug 9, 2014 |
Growing up, this was my favourite book. It continues to hold this position today. A cracking adventure with a beautiful use of language. I do love the work of Rafael Sabatini - and this is his writing at its best. ( )
  KatieBeitz | Aug 9, 2014 |
I really enjoyed this swashbuckler and am glad I came off my high horse to do so!

Sabatini is a wonderful writer and was very famous in early Hollywood days. I had thought he was "earlier" than that. ( )
  Benedict8 | Jul 16, 2014 |
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Peter Blood, bachelor of medicine and several other things besides, smoked a pipe and tended the geraniums boxed on the sill of his window above Water Lane in the town of Bridgewater.
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Peter Blood is a physician and an English gentleman who becomes a pirate out of a rankling sense of injustice. Barely escaping the gallows after his arrest for treating wounded rebels who were fighting the oppressive King James, Blood flees England and becomes enslaved on a Barbados plantation of buccaneers. When he escapes, no ship sailing the Spanish Main is safe from Blood and his companions. Abounding with adventure, color, romance, and strong social commentary on the evils of slavery and the dangers of intolerance, this classic adventure is a story about how oppression drives men to desperate actions, how fate plays a hand in everyone's life, and how love is ultimately the greatest power of all.

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"Peter Blood is a physician who becomes a pirate not for infamy and riches, but out of a rankling sense of injustice. Barely escaping the gallows after his arrest for treating a wounded rebel fighting the oppressive King James, Blood is unjustly transported to a Barbados plantation. Upon his escape, no ship sailing the Spanish Main is safe from Blood and his companions. Abounding with adventure, color, romance, and strong social commentary on the evils of slavery and the dangers of intolerance, this classic adventure is a story about how oppression drives men to desperate actions, how fate plays a hand in everyone's life, and how love is ultimately the greatest power of all."--BOOK JACKET.… (more)

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