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"Captain Brand, of the Centipede has a good, old-fashioned flavor about it. It is none of your sentimental milk-and-water piratical rubbish, but is a real black-flag-and-cross-bones story, as hot as new Antigua rum." --New York Times
C. S. Forester and his modern day acolytes have ensured that fictional tales of adventure on the high seas from the time of Nelson's Navy and Napoleon Bonaparte's Wars have remained almost uniquely popular to the present time-even through the now thankfully past wilderness years for the historic novel. Equally, tales of pirates plying their dastardly trade on the Spanish Main have a healthy pedigree and it would take someone who knows nothing of books not to have childhood memories of Long John Silver and that ever famous, 'Treasure Island' from the able pen of Robert Louis Stevenson. So for those for whom both of the above potentially tick the boxes for reading enjoyment, Captain Brand of the 'Centipede' is a rediscovered, mid-Victorian adventure of the highest order. True to the style of the day this novel contains every element of adventure one could wish for in a wonderful tale of heroes and villains in conflict on the seas and oceans of the early nineteenth century.
As a sea story pure and simple, "Captain Brand" has never been excelled, and as a story of piratical life, told without the usual embellishments of blood and thunder, it has no equal.
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Book Description CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2013. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M1484152247