Captain Blood

Captain Blood

Paperback - 2003
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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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Publisher: New York : Penguin Group, 2003.
ISBN: 9780142180105
0142180106
Branch Call Number: FIC Sabat
Characteristics: xxix, 331 p. --

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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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