Item description for Captain Blood: His Odyssey by Rafael Sabatini...
Captain Blood: His Odyssey (1922) by Rafael Sabatini is just possibly the novel that gave rise to the modern definition of a gentleman pirate.
Peter Blood, an honest man of true character and a humane doctor, is wrongfully imprisoned for treason under the laws of King James, and deported from Britain to a tropical colony at Bridgetown where he is sold as a slave at auction. Soon he encounters romantic inspiration, conflict, injustice, and ultimately finds himself in charge of an armada of pirate ships of various flags and national alliances, becoming the famous and invincible Captain Blood, the most honorable and remarkable buccaneer throughout the South Seas.
This classic romantic pirate tale has been immortalized in a dashing movie starring Errol Flynn.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 1" Width: 6" Height: 8.75" Weight: 1.1 lbs.
Release Date Oct 10, 2007
Publisher Norilana Books
ISBN 1934648191 ISBN13 9781934648193
Availability 0 units.
More About Rafael Sabatini
Rafael Sabatini (1875-1950) was born in Italy to two opera singers. He often joined his parents on their professional tours of Europe. In 1918, he became a British subject and worked for British Intelligence during World War I. He published his first novel, The Lovers of Yvonne, at the age of twenty-seven and continued to produce numerous historical novels, short stories, plays, screenplays, and biographies. Scaramouche was first published in 1921, followed by Captain Blood in 1922. Gary Hoppenstand is a professor of American Studies at Michigan State University. He has published numerous articles and books on topics ranging from literature to popular culture, including Popular Fiction: An Anthology and In Search of the Paper Tiger.
Rafael Sabatini was born in 1875 and died in 1950.
Reviews - What do customers think about Captain Blood: His Odyssey?
Mr. Jun 1, 2008
This is an excellent product, with excellent service. Sabatini excels again with this swashbuckling tale of wrongs righted and evil overcome. A good read!!
Surprisingly bad.... Apr 18, 2008
I was really struck by how bad this book is, not for the writing style, wich is Romantic and enjoyable, but for Captain Blood himself. He is no hero. Weak, self-obsessed and totally inept at leadership. Blood leads his crew into danger based on nothing more than an absurd lust to a boy-faced woman will all the appeal of a stack of bricks. Blood came off as a teenager who had never been kissed. This book was weird...
If I could give it 10 stars, I would Mar 25, 2008
Probably one of my favorite stories of all time, the book is far better than the hollywood version! First published in 1922, it was a national sensation and remains so popular it is republished about every 10 years or so.
The action commences in England, with the first failed attempt to wrench tyrannical King James II from the throne. Dr. Peter Blood is caught in the middle because he treats a soldier from the losing side. His death sentence is changed to transportation to the West Indies to be sold as a slave (this type of thing really happened as the Americas were often used as a dump of this sort as was later Australia).
There he meets the beautiful, kind and intelligent Arabella Bishop, the ward of Colonel Bishop, the island governer and as a disgusting a man as Peter Blood is good. Misunderstandings ensue and cannot be corrected when Blood and his compatriots escape and steal away in a ship to become pirates. But Peter and Arabella soon meet again under very different circumstances.
I've lost count of how many times I've read this book and I envy you if this will be your first time.
Free SF Reader Sep 3, 2007
Captain Blood is a classic pirate romp, entertaining and with plenty of action.
Blood, the main character, helps the wrong guy, and earns the enmity of the authority types. He becomes a slave in the Carribean.
He finds a hot chick, and escape to become the pirate Captain Blood.
This has become one of my favorite books! Jun 23, 2007
This book is great. Rafael Sabatini did really weaved a grand plot. The first chapter is a bit difficult to get through, but after that you are swept along in the ever moving story. You feel the tenseness of the some of the ship battles. You laugh at the wit, charm, and geniusness of Captain Blood in the most impossible odds. Rafael Sabatini knew how to use the english language in a way that keeps you interested. There is also a depthness in the way human emotions are described that sheds light on the human mind. This is a book I will read again in the future.