Captain Blood

Captain Blood

eBook - 1998
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Peter Blood, a physician and an English gentleman becomes a pirate after suffering a grave injustice. Barely escaping the gallows after his arrest for treating wounded rebels--who were fighting the oppressive King James--Blood is enslaved on a Barbados plantation. He escapes to Tortuga and becomes the leader of a colony of buccaneers.
Publisher: Ithaca, N.Y. : McBooks Press ; Chicago : Distributed by Login Trade, [1998], ©1998
ISBN: 9781590133576
Branch Call Number: FICTION Sab
Description: 1 online resource (286 pages)
Additional Contributors: Freading (Firm)

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In 1685, Irish physician Peter Blood is happily settled in a small English town when the rebellion of the Duke of Monmouth interrupts. After saving the life of a wounded nobleman who turns out to be a rebel, Blood is charged with treason and sentenced to ten years as an indentured slave in the Ca... 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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