Featuring an appendix of discussion questions, the Diversion Classics edition is ideal for use in book groups and classrooms. Peter Blood, Irish physician and former soldier, is happily settled as the doctor of a small English town. But when the rebellion of the Duke of Monmouth reaches him, saving one man’s life ends up costing him his entire world. Sentenced to indentured slavery in the Caribbean, Peter escapes, becoming the most fearless pirate on the Spanish Main—Captain Blood. But his life of adventure and the glory of his victories are no balm to Peter Blood’s wounded soul. All he wants is a cleared name and return to England a free man, to win the heart of the beautiful Arabella Bishop.
1685: Von heute auf morgen hat das ruhige Leben des Arztes Peter Blood ein Ende. Weil er einen verwundeten Edelmann behandelt, der in den Aufstand gegen König James II. verwickelt ist, wird er als Verräter verurteilt. Man deportiert ihn als Sklaven nach Barbados, wo er einem brutalen Plantagenbesitzer zu dienen hat. Der Angriff spanischer Piraten gibt seinem Leben erneut eine dramatische Wendung: Der Arzt wird zum gefürchteten Freibeuter. Einer der großen Romane des 20. Jahrhunderts, der als Vorlage für den erfolgreichen Hollywoodfilm Unter Piratenflagge mit Errol Flynn diente.
Author: William Shatner
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Release Date: 2012-10-09
The Romulan Empire is in disarray after the destructive leadership of the Reman Shinzon, and Ambassador Spock launches a bold attempt to reunify the Romulans with their distant forbears, the Vulcans. But when Spock is publicly assassinated at a Romulan peace rally, Starfleet and the Federation are unable to search for the criminals responsible without triggering an intergalactic war. Thus it falls to James T. Kirk to investigate the death of his beloved friend. Given covert assistance by Captains Jean-Luc Picard on the newly-refitted Enterprise and Will Riker on the Argo, Kirk travels to Romulus as a civilian, accompanied by his eight-year-old son Joseph and the cantankerous Dr McCoy. There he discovers an alluring enemy from his past and discovers that Spock's apparent murder hides a deeper mystery, one that reaches back in time to the very origins of life on Earth. Trapped on a deadly, alien world on the eve of a civil war that could plunge the galaxy into a civilization-ending conflict, Kirk's investigation brings him at last to a hidden Reman fortress. There he uncovers the true threat facing the Romulans, and learns that for peace to prevail he must sacrifice his son, whose blood holds a staggering secret...
Author: Raphael Sabatini
Publisher: Random House
Release Date: 2012-02-29
One-time doctor and fugitive from the Monmouth rebellion, Peter Blood escaped from slavery to become the terror of the Caribbean. Winning invaluable treasures, rescuing his crew from almost certain death and saving an English settlement are all in a day's work for fiction's boldest adventurer.
Author: Raphael Sabatini
Publisher: Random House
Release Date: 2012-02-29
Ready of wit and skilled of blade, the elegant surgeon-buccaneer Captain Blood is ever a jump ahead of his foes. Time and again, he falls headlong into deep peril, and his own motley crew are happy to sail to hell and back at his command. Yet when everything is stacked against him, can he keep his honour until the bitter end?
Author: Rafael Sabatini
Publisher: ICON Group International
Release Date: 2008-09-18
Websters paperbacks take advantage of the fact that classics are frequently assigned readings in English courses. By using a running English-to-French thesaurus at the bottom of each page, this edition of Captain Blood by Rafael Sabatini was edited for three audiences. The first includes French-speaking students enrolled in an English Language Program (ELP), an English as a Foreign Language (EFL) program, an English as a Second Language Program (ESL), or in a TOEFL or TOEIC preparation program. The second audience includes English-speaking students enrolled in bilingual education programs or French speakers enrolled in English-speaking schools. The third audience consists of students who are actively building their vocabularies in French in order to take foreign service, translation certification, Advanced Placement (AP) or similar examinations. By using the Webster's French Thesaurus Edition when assigned for an English course, the reader can enrich their vocabulary in anticipation of an examination in French or English.TOEFL, TOEIC, AP and Advanced Placement are trademarks of the Educational Testing Service which has neither reviewed nor endorsed this book. All rights reserved.Websters edition of this classic is organized to expose the reader to a maximum number of difficult and potentially ambiguous English words. Rare or idiosyncratic words and expressions are given lower priority compared to difficult, yet commonly used words. Rather than supply a single translation, many words are translated for a variety of meanings in French, allowing readers to better grasp the ambiguity of English, and avoid them using the notes as a pure translation crutch. Having the reader decipher a wordsmeaning within context serves to improve vocabulary retention and understanding. Each page covers words not already highlighted on previous pages. If a difficult word is
"Captain Blood is a modern adaptation of Rafael Sabatini's 1922 swashbuckling classic about pirates, romance and a man fighting against injustice. Dr. Peter Blood is convicted of treason for tending to the wounds of a rebel during a rebellion against King James II. Sentenced to a life of slavery in Barbados, Blood falls in love with the brutal plantation owner's niece, Arabella. Like Blood, Arabella suffers under her uncle's wrath, and the pair plan to escape the island and start a new life together. However, when a band of pirates suddenly attacks Barbados, Blood is faced with an impossible choice: escape to freedom and risk losing Arabella, or stay with Arabella but remain a slave. Reluctantly, Blood chooses to escape and becomes one of the most feared pirates in the Caribbean, not knowing that fate will take him back to the plantation and the woman he left behind. Captain Blood is a story of love, regret and, ultimately, redemption."--
Author: Rafael Sabatini
Publisher: Oxford City Press
Release Date: 2012-07
This volume contains the Captain Blood novel, plus the series of short stories - Captain Blood Returns (or the Chronicles of Captain Blood) and The Fortunes of Captain Blood, plus the novels Scaramouche and The Sea-Hawk. Rafael Sabatini is a master storyteller, his stories full of action and intrigue. The Daily Telegraph described him thus: 'One wonders if there is another storyteller so adroit at filling his pages with intrigue and counter-intrigue, with danger threaded with romance, with a background of lavish colour, of silks and velvets, of swords and jewels'. This book is a must-have for fans of action-packed swashbuckling stories.
Captain Blood Returns The Chronicles of Captain Blood by Rafael Sabatini Further adventures from the much-loved Captain Blood, the 'Robin Hood' of the Spanish Seas. His latest exploits take him to new adventures with as much excitement and swashbuckling adventure as ever before. Winning invaluable treasures, rescuing his crew from almost certain death and saving an English settlement are all in a day's work for this remarkable hero of land and sea. We are delighted to publish this classic book as part of our extensive Classic Library collection. Many of the books in our collection have been out of print for decades, and therefore have not been accessible to the general public. The aim of our publishing program is to facilitate rapid access to this vast reservoir of literature, and our view is that this is a significant literary work, which deserves to be brought back into print after many decades. The contents of the vast majority of titles in the Classic Library have been scanned from the original works. To ensure a high quality product, each title has been meticulously hand curated by our staff. Our philosophy has been guided by a desire to provide the reader with a book that is as close as possible to ownership of the original work. We hope that you will enjoy this wonderful classic work, and that for you it becomes an enriching experience.
Is Mark going mad? The picture on the wall just winked at him. The next thing Mark knows, Captain Blood and his parrot, Hector, have stepped out of the picture and are asking for Mark's help. They don't even know why they have been summoned, only that it is something to do with the shifty Professor Grimsdale and a long-buried treasure.
Author: Tony Hardy
Publisher: Slattery Media Group
Release Date: 2013
Genre: Australian football
On November 15, fans of Australian football will celebrate the 100th birthday of the most famous Tiger of all time--Jack 'Captain Blood' Dyer. Ten years since his death, the real story of the renowned Tiger hardman has not been told in any detail, other than in caricature and hype, much of it promoted by the man himself during his illustrious media career. We know he was a football hero during the Depression era and WWII eras, a premiership player, coach and enforcer who by the end of his 312-game career had broken 64 collarbones (well, so he said). We also know he was a master of brutalising the English language and one of football's first TV, print and radio celebrities.
Englishman Peter Blood, a gentleman-physician, barely escapes the gallows after his arrest for treating a wounded rebel. Sentenced to 10 years of slavery on a Barbados plantation, Blood escapes and becomes a pirate, never losing sight of his goals of clearing his name and returning to England.