- File Size: 566 KB
- Print Length: 174 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publication Date: May 17, 2012
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B0084CEDC2
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #11,463 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Free in Kindle Store)
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I visited Moonfleet during those days and I was transported back to the ancient way of life of the 1700's and what it must have been like to live then. Also the sadness of Elzevir and the love and close, special relationship that developed between he and John - made all the more poignant by their shared losses and shared need of family. A great story, a great plot and lots of sea faring language we still use today yet have lost the origins and meanings! To me, this is a better story than treasure Island.
Later as an adult, I returned to this book to read it anew and experience the magic again.
Yes, this is book designed for the younger reader. But as is the case with most well written books, all ages will find something to take away. Treasure Island, Kidnapped etc. are all of the same genre, but what makes Moonfleet unique is the tight identification of the young protagonist John Trenchard and the first person telling which brings the reader into seeing and experiencing it though his eyes.
For a book published in 1898 and set in 1757 and following, that youth in the 60's would find it so fascinating and real is a testament to the talent of Falkner.
Timeless. Engaging. Intriguing. Fantastic!
Did I mention that I like it and recommend it heartily?
I would recommend it for all teenagers who have an interest in reading, and for those whose interest needs to be stimulated.
I suggest you grab a copy of this book next time you are at the book store - It contains a lot more treasure than just the diamond.
Finally found it here, ordered and re-read it - it was even better than I remembered. While a little bit "boy's own adventure" young John and Elzevir's story goes quite a bit further than sheer pluck and derring do - having read what life would be like for English prisoners in Batavia, made me appreciate their plight even more!
A Fascinating portrait of 18th century real life - rural (isolated) England and it's society, economics and the black market as a survival strategy - great read.
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