Captain Blood: His Odyssey

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The Floating Press, Oct 1, 2009 - Fiction - 391 pages
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Captain Blood is an adventure story set during the end of the seventeenth century. Dr. Peter Blood is an ex-soldier and sailor whose work as a physician on the battlefield sees him convicted for treason and sent as a slave to the Caribbean. Blood's talents are soon recognized, though he doesn't remain on the plantation for long. When the Spanish attack, Blood is among a group of ex-slaves who capture their ship and become some of the most feared buccaneers of the Caribbean.
 

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User 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

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User 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

Contents

Chapter I The Messenger
5
Chapter II Kirkes Dragoons
18
Chapter III The Lord Chief Justice
33
Chapter IV Human Merchandise
55
Chapter V Arabella Bishop
66
Chapter VI Plans of Escape
88
Chapter VII Pirates
116
Chapter VIII Spaniards
134
Chapter XVII The Dupes
280
Chapter XVIII The Milagrosa
304
Chapter XIX The Meeting
325
Chapter XX Thief and Pirate
343
Chapter XXI The Service of King James
363
Chapter XXII Hostilities
387
Chapter XXIII Hostages
402
Chapter XXIV War
424

Chapter IX The RebelsConvict
146
Chapter X Don Diego
166
Chapter XI Filial Piety
177
Chapter XII Don Pedro Sangre
197
Chapter XIII Tortuga
210
Chapter XIV Levasseurs Heroics
223
Chapter XV The Ransom
240
Chapter XVI The Trap
261
Chapter XXV The Service of King Louis
445
Chapter XXVI M De Rivarol
461
Chapter XXVII Cartagena
481
Chapter XXVIII The Honour of M De Rivarol
496
Chapter XXIX The Service of King William
509
Chapter XXX The Last Fight of the Arabella
518
Chapter XXXI His Excellency the Governor
528
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Rafael Sabatini was born April 29, 1875 in Jesi, Italy. At a young age, Rafael was exposed to many languages, and attending school in Portugal and, as a teenager, in Switzerland. By the time he was seventeen, when he went to England to live permanently, he could speak five languages. He quickly added English and chose to write in his adopted language, because, he said, "all the best stories are written in English." After a brief stint in the business world, Sabatini went to work as a writer. He wrote short stories in the 1890s, and his first novel came out in 1902. It took Sabatini almost a quarter of century before he attained success with Scaramouche in 1921. It became an international best-seller. Captain Blood followed in 1922 and was equally as successful. Sabatini was a prolific writer; he produced a new book approximately every year. While he would never achieve the success of Scaramouche and Captain Blood, Sabatini still maintained a great deal of popularity with the reading public through the decades that followed. By the 1940s, illness forced the writer to slow his prolific method of composition. However, he did write several additional works even during that time. His body of work consists of 31 novels, 8 short story colections and 6 books of poetry. He died February 13, 1950 in Switzerland. He is buried at Adelboden, Switzerland.

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