Captain Blood

Captain Blood

His Odyssey

Book - 1922
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This is a classic swashbuckler filled with swordplay and adventure. Peter Blood, a physician and English gentleman, runs afoul of the crown and is enslaved on a Barbados plantation.
Publisher: Cutchogue, NY : Buccaneer Books, ©1922, 1950
ISBN: 9780899685465
0899685463
Branch Call Number: FICTION Sab
Description: 287 pages ; 23 cm

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In 1685, Irish physician Peter Blood is charged with treason and sentenced to ten years as an indentured slave in the Caribbean colonies where he finds ill-fated love with his master's daughter. When Spaniards attack the colony, Blood and his fellow convicts take advantage of their victory celebr... Read More »

A man wrongly punished for treason escapes from slavery in the West Indies to become a savvy pirate, yet he longs for the plantation owner's niece.


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WendyLC
Feb 01, 2017

I loved this. It has pirates, political corruption, and a strong message about slavery. I know that often high school advanced English students are often casting around for a book that would please his teacher, qualify as classic, but still is interesting and a page-turner. This is that book!

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xod_s
Aug 29, 2011

First fiction book I've read about pirates and it's a good one.

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