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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I hadn't heard of Sabatini until quite recently, when I saw him credited as one of Arturo Perez-Reverte's major influences - along with Alexandre Dumas. That was enough to make me seek out a book ... Read full review
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Peter Blood, forced into piracy, never abandons his sense of honor. Pining for the unattainable and beautiful Arabella, he names his ship after her and paints it red. With an amazing gift for strategy ... 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