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Captain Blood Paperback – November 16, 2009
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The only thing Irishman Peter Blood wants is to be left alone. A trained physician living in Bridgewater, England in the 17th century, Blood spends his days healing the sick, smoking his pipe, and reminiscing about his ten-year stint as an adventurer throughout Europe. When the Duke of Monmouth organizes a rebellion against the tyranny of James Stuart, the King of England, Blood refuses to have anything to do with it despite suffering the abuse of those locals who wholeheartedly support the campaign. Blood's undoing comes when he assists an injured rebel after the royal army crushes the upstarts. Blood sees no contradiction in offering aid to an injured man, but the English soldiers who arrest him insist he is a traitor to the Stuart monarchy. They charge Blood for his "crimes" and sentence him to death by hanging.Read more ›
I wish someone would do a remake of Captain Blood, the movie. The Errol Flynn movie is still good, but with today's special effects, it could be really good if they didn't ruin it like Disney ruined the Pirates of the Caribbean movies with too much absurdity. The books are great though.
By the way, there are two sequels of this book. They do not take place after this book, but are more adventures that would have been during the time of this story, but didn't get put into this book because it would have been a lot more pages. These sequels are both as enjoyable as this book to read.
Since all of Rafael Sabatini's books are now in the public domain, one great perk for people who have a Kindle or an iPhone with a Kindle app, you can get these books for free as eBooks.
captain blood is one of the most amazing characters i've ever known. we spent several days together on the high seas escaping from the spanish armada. we spent countless nights enjoying carribean rum and rescuing damsels in distress.
amazing how books written over half a century before i was born have been able to capture my imagination. i tried wearing an eyepatch while drinking lots of rum, but i got really dizzy and ended up with a bad headache. guess i'll just stick to reading about pirates. nice girls do needlepoint; they don't try to act like pirates.. at least that's what grandma says.
This book is divided up into numerous short stories about the adventures previously mentioned in Captain Blood but never described. Captain Blood is a fascinating, clever, adventurous, physician-turned-pirate who does not fall in love with every female he meets. He can make a heavy black periwig attractive!
You have not lived until you read the Captain Blood series!
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An old book, but still found it interesting and since I know the movie--Captain Blood--I kept seeing Errol Flynn as Captain Blood!!Published 13 hours ago by Benedict Kausal
Love, Love and more! Terrific book! Blood is cooler than BondPublished 6 days ago by sally campbell
Plenty of swashbuckling action with a motivation for what drives the protagonist.Published 28 days ago by Amazon Customer
The book is truly in MINT condition -- the book is in such good condition that I would overlook the fact that the Easton Press "ex Libris" label was pasted in to the... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Norb Vacha
Great book! Haven't read any classics in awhile, so the older English was a little distracting at first, but by the time Peter Blood became Captain Blood the descriptiveness had... Read morePublished 1 month ago by m@t williamson
A young doctor is accused of treason and sentenced to hang because he has gone to the aid of one wounded in a battle against the ruling king of England. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Guru Nam Kaur Khalsa
The Errol Flynn movie is one of the greatest pirate and swashbuckling movies ever. This is its source material and it is just plain great. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Enrique F. Bird