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Captain Blood
Captain Blood | Raphael Sabatini
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Peter Blood is a physician and an English gentleman who becomes a pirate out of a rankling sense of injustice. Barely escaping the gallows after his arrest for treating wounded rebels who were fighting the oppressive King James, Blood flees England and becomes enslaved on a Barbados plantation of buccaneers. When he escapes, no ship sailing the Spanish Main is safe from Blood and his companions. Abounding with adventure, color, romance, and strong social commentary on the evils of slavery and the dangers of intolerance, this classic adventure is a story about how oppression drives men to desperate actions, how fate plays a hand in everyone's life, and how love is ultimately the greatest power of all. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust theseries to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-datetranslations by award-winning translators."
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CaitZ
Captain Blood | Raphael Sabatini
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This was completely different from the usual types of books I read. I think I'll check out some other swashbuckling pirate books. Peter Blood is sent into slavery in the Caribbean, escapes, and becomes a feared pirate. #Booked2022 #NauticalNovel @Cinfhen @BarbaraTheBibliophage @alisiakae

Cinfhen So glad you might have discovered a new genre 🏴‍☠️ 3w
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DGRachel
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It‘s Talk Like a Pirate Day, so I‘m taking a short break from my Banned Books Week TBR to start Captain Blood on audiobook. 🖤🏴‍☠️🖤

LeahBergen This is a good one! 👍 2mo
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CrowCAH
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#CuriousCovers #Patterns

I don‘t read too many books with patterns on the cover. I had to go back many books to find this one, which I think has a wavy pattern in the background.

Love a good pirate 🏴‍☠️ Captain story!

Eggs Perfect 👌🏼 1y
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AbigailDays
Captain Blood | Raphael Sabatini
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1) Recommended this to a friend just last week. He loves it!
2) Mission Impossible: Fallout. Er, I don't watch movies much?
3) Watermelon, for sure!
4) Oh goodness. 20-odd first cousins, the last time I checked.
5) @Monstershaped welcome to Litsy!
#friyayintro @howjessreads

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utterKATEness
Captain Blood | Raphael Sabatini
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Finally have some time to read for myself. Settling down with an oversized sweater and a good pirate story.

#nautical #pirate

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Jacksonsx07
Captain Blood: His Odyssey | Rafael Sabatini
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Story of a doctor who turns into a pirate. Prey of injustice. His story will move you

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Jacksonsx07
Captain Blood: His Odyssey | Rafael Sabatini

Praemonitus Praemunitus

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LeahBergen
Captain Blood | Raphael Sabatini
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The husband surprised me with these antique bookends for my birthday. I think he's a keeper! 😉

Kalalalatja Those 👏 are 👏 awesome 👏 5y
Bookzombie So cool! Definitely a keeper! 5y
DGRachel How neat!! 5y
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TK421 Nice! 5y
Jess_Read_This So neat!! You've put the perfect book in them as well! 5y
Cinfhen Very cool! Yay for hubs ❤️ 5y
TrishB He certainly is💝 5y
rubyslippersreads These are great! Definitely give off an Errol Flynn vibe. 😍 And happy belated 🎂🎂🎂! 5y
andrew61 Happy birthday ☺ 5y
merelybookish Gorgeous! I think he gets you! 🙂 5y
DebinHawaii Very cool! Happy Birthday!! 🎉🎂📚🎁🎈 5y
ValerieAndBooks Very nice😍!! Happy birthday Leah 😘🎂📚🍰📚🎉📚!! 5y
Crystalblu Good husband! 5y
Redwritinghood Those are great! 👍🏻👍🏻 5y
Sarah83 Happy birthday 🍹🍸🍾🥂 5y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Love these!!! Good job hubby!!! #husbandsoflitsy 5y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @LeahBergen is he a fellow litten??!! 😊 5y
LeahBergen @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks He made an account, followed one person (me) and then promptly forgot his password. 😂 He loves to read through all of my posts and the comments and he smiles the whole time (See? Isn't Litsy a wonderful place??). I do have to put my foot down when he wants to help with photo challenges, though. 😂😂 5y
BarbaraTheBibliophage Those are great. Happy happy Birthday! 🎉🎉🍰🍰📚📚😘😘 5y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @LeahBergen that‘s awesome!! My husband also likes to help with the photo challenges, but no reading for him!!! I wish he liked to read, can‘t have it all though right?! 🤣😉 5y
LeahBergen @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Exactly. We can't have them TOO perfect. 😉 5y
batsy Gorgeous 💝 5y
LeahBergen @batsy 😘😘 5y
Dragon Definitely! 👍 5y
rohit-sawant How awesome! Happy Birthday! 🎂🎉 5y
Libby1 Happy birthday, @LeahBergen ! How did I miss that? 5y
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tracyrowanreads
Captain Blood | Raphael Sabatini
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Avast, ye lubbers, here‘s a fine tale of hearty men, stout ships, proud wenches, (well, one anyway) and brave deeds! ... I‘m declaring this one a No Guilt Read. Read what you want, put it down when you want, pick it back up only if you want, and have some fun with it. It‘s not to be taken too seriously.

https://tracyrowanwrites.wordpress.com/2017/07/25/review-captain-blood-by-rafael...

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tracyrowanreads
Captain Blood: His Odyssey | Rafael Sabatini
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I've been so stressed lately because Leo's been sick, that I desperately needed something undemanding to read. When Captain Blood showed up as a freebie yesterday I knew that was exactly what I needed. I have always enjoyed Raphael Sabatini's writing and last night I settled in, I read, I forgot my problems. It was great.

Oblomov26 Captain Blood is a fantastic book, read it when I was younger, need to revisit it 5y
RealBooks4ever He sure looks serious! 😆 5y
tracyrowanreads @Oblimov26 It truly is. Just what I needed. BTW, I've been meaning to tell you how much I like your screen name. 5y
tracyrowanreads @RealBooks4ever He's had a rough few years. 😉 5y
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DGRachel
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Another from my Kindle #tbr. This time, a fictional #piratesofthecaribbean I ❤️ the Errol Flynn film and will eventually get around to reading this.

#pirateslife #whatawaytolive

LeahBergen I love this book! ❤️ 6y
CrowCAH It is such a great pirate book; love all the sailing battle strategy!!! And it's beautifully written! 😊 6y
ScientistSam Love Sabatini, and this is one of his best! 6y
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PirateJenny
Captain Blood | Raphael Sabatini
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The male pirate who started it all in the movie that started it all for me. Errol Flynn was pretty much my first everything. When I read the novel Captain Blood, it was his voice I heard in my head. I was lucky enough to be the production editor on the Penguin Classics edition. #PiratesLife #WhatAWayToLive

JazzFeathers Captain Blood 😍 When l was a kid l saw the film many times ( l suppose it was this one) and comletely fell in love. I don't remember anything of the story, never seen it again, but l remember l was captured 😀 6y
CrowCAH OMG Errol Flynn 😍 sigh. Captain Blood the book was phenomenal! And the movie is still vivid in my mind, such a great swashbuckler film! 😊 6y
Christy2318 ❤️❤️❤️❤️ 6y
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GoneFishing
Captain Blood | Raphael Sabatini

A man must sometimes laugh at himself or go mad,‘ said he. ‘Few realize it. That is why there are so many madmen in the world.

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LeahBergen
Captain Blood | Raphael Sabatini
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A swashbuckling classic. ☠️ Dr. Peter Blood is wrongly convicted of treason after the 1685 Monmouth Rebellion and escapes his Caribbean enslavement to seek vengeance and clear his name ... by turning PIRATE. #FullofAdventure and highly deserving of a wider, modern audience. #Booktober

DGRachel I didn't know this was a book. The Errol Flynn movie is one of my favorites! 6y
rubyslippersreads Great vintage books! 6y
Hobbinol Nice editions (as usual)! 6y
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LeahBergen @DGRachel It's a really good read! 6y
LeahBergen @Hobbinol You're too kind! 😘 6y
DGRachel Free on Kindle! I have no excuse now. 😬 6y
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Oblomov26
Captain Blood: His Odyssey | Rafael Sabatini
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Yep that Captain Blood, the basis of the Errol Flynn movie. Peter Blood, a skilled fighter and seaman has retired from the seas and is now practicing his original career as a doctor. Caught up in Monmouth's, Blood treats rebels and loyalists alike and as a result is exile as a prisoner to Barbados

Oblomov26 Escaping to the seas he becomes a legendary pirate, robbing from the Spanish he seeks to reclaim his honor and the plantation owners daughter who is the love of his life. A classic old school swashbuckler. 6y
Christy2318 I just watched the Errol Flynn movie the other day. Great fun! 6y
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