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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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - mausergem - LibraryThing
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 ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - KatieBeitz - LibraryThing
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. Read full review
THE LORD CHIEF JUSTICE
PLANS OF ESCAPE
THIEF AND PIRATE
THE SERVICE OF KING JAMES
DON PEDRO SANGRE
THE SERVICE OF KING LOUIS
M DE RIVAROL
THE HONOR OF M DE RIVAROL
THE SERVICE OF KING WILLIAM
THE LAST FIGHT OF THE ARABELLA
HIS EXCELLENCY THE GOVERNOR