Short Description Peter Blood, an Irish physician and soldier in England in the 1680 s, is wrongly convicted of treason and sentenced to indentured slavery in the Caribbean He escapes and becomes the most feared pirate captain on the Spanish Main, but all the glory of his adventures cannot help
Thrown in prison for a crime he has not committed, Edmond Dantes is confined to the grim fortress of If There he learns of a great hoard of treasure hidden on the Isle of Monte Cristo and he becomes determined not only to escape, but also to unearth the treasure and use it to plot the destruction
Last Wednesday he had been engaged in moving an audience of Rennes to anger on this Wednesday he was to move an audience of Guichen to mirth Once he was Andr Louis Moreau, a lawyer raised by nobility, unconcerned with the growing discontent among France s lower class until his friend was
Armed with only his wits and his cunning, one man recklessly defies the French revolutionaries and rescues scores of innocent men, women, and children from the deadly guillotine His friends and foes know him only as the Scarlet Pimpernel But the ruthless French agent Chauvelin is sworn to discover
What happens when the most beautiful girl in the world marries the handsomest prince of all time and he turns out to bewella lot less than the man of her dreams As a boy, William Goldman claims, he loved to hear his father read the S Morgenstern classic, The Princess Bride But as a grown up
For sheer storytelling delight and pure adventure, Treasure Island has never been surpassed From the moment young Jim Hawkins first encounters the sinister Blind Pew at the Admiral Benbow Inn until the climactic battle for treasure on a tropic isle, the novel creates scenes and characters that
An orphan s life is harsh and often short in the mysterious island city of Camorr But young Locke Lamora dodges death and slavery, becoming a thief under the tutelage of a gifted con artist As leader of the band of light fingered brothers known as the Gentleman Bastards, Locke is soon infamous,
Anthony Hope transports his English gentleman hero, Rudolf Rassendyll, from a comfortable life in London to fast moving adventures in Ruritania, a fictional land steeped in political intrigue Rassendyll bears a striking resemblance to Rudolf Elphberg who is about to be crowned King of Ruritania.
Oliver Tressilian, a Cornish gentleman who helped the English defeat the Spanish Armada, is betrayed by his ruthless half brother and seeks refuge in the Middle East, where he takes on a new role as a Barbary pirate.
It is the height of Spain s celebrated golden century but beyond the walls of the Royal Palace there is little on the streets of Madrid that glitters The Invincible Armada has been defeated The shadow of the Inquisition looms large And the Thirty Years War rages on in Flanders When a
Tricked by the uncle who has stolen his inheritance, young David Balfour is kidnapped and bound for America Or at least that was the plan, until the ship runs into trouble and David is rescued by Alan Breck Stewart, fugitive Jacobite and, by his own admission, a bonny fighter Balfour, a canny
From the beloved author of Treasure Island Originally serialized in a periodical of boys adventure fiction, The Black Arrow is a swashbuckling portrait of a young man s journey to discover the heroism within himself Young Dick Shelton, caught in the midst of England s War of the Roses, finds his
After a brutal battle with the underworld that nearly destroyed him, Locke Lamora and his trusted sidekick, Jean, fled the island city of their birth and landed on the exotic shores of Tal Verrar to nurse their wounds But even at this westernmost edge of civilization, they can t rest for long and
A swashbuckling novel of political intrigue In the concluding installment of Alexandre Dumas s celebrated cycle of the Three Musketeers, D Artagnan remains in the service of the corrupt King Louis XIV after the Three Musketeers have retired and gone their separate ways Unbeknownst to D Artagnan,
Welcome to Tremontaine, the prequel to Ellen Kushner s beloved Riverside series that began with Swordspoint A Duchess whose beauty is matched only by her cunning her husband s dangerous affair with a handsome scholar a foreigner in a playground of swordplay and secrets and a mathematical genius
His Don Quixote from its first to its last page is a marvel of imagination, poetry, sentiment, and sarcasm People still speak of it only as Dor s Don Quixote Life and Reminiscences of Gustave Dor Dor himself had something of Quixote s chivalry and spent an arduous life drafting