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What people are are saying

Treasure Island: "I re-read Treasure Island most years and it still holds my attention. I still find fresh delights in its pages. For me, it's a book that has everything. Stevenson was a master of so many different styles of writing. But for me, Treasure Island remains his masterpiece, and masterclass." ~ Val McDermid, The Independent

 

The Black Corsair: "A perfect example of escapist pleasure for both children and adults. A true page-turner, Salgari's tale of exotica is a welcome diversion." - Kirkus Indie Reviews

 

The Sea-Hawk: "Deliciously over the top." Nancy, GoodReads.com

 

Black Bartlemy's Treasure and Martin Conisby's Vengeance: "There have been few tales of pirates and adventure by sea and land to equal these two novels for thrills and excitement." ~ from Jeffrey Farnol, Master of Romantic Fiction, Little Brown

 

Captain Blood: "Still the most rousing of all pirate novels.~ Michael Dirda, The New York Review of Books

 

Black Vulmea's Vengeance: "A very atmospheric piece, with steadily building suspense. Next to Conan himself, Vulmea is my favourite Robert E. Howard character." ~ Jeffrey Blair Latta, Pulp and Dagger Webzine

Masterworks of Adventure: Pirates


Swashbuckling action from the Barbary Coast to the Spanish Main! 7 classic tales by bestselling authors that have enthralled readers for generations!

 

If you're a fan of old-school adventure filled with enormous treasures, epic battles, vengeance, romance and tons of swashbuckling action, reading this collection is a great way to spend several Sunday afternoons. These are not the free versions you can find online: all original maps and drawings have been included with each work, and the language has been edited for the modern reader.

 

Robert Louis Stevenson's Treasure Island
A voyage for buried treasure spells trouble for cabin boy Jim Hawkins, who finds himself in the middle of a mutiny with some of the nastiest pirates to ever sail the seven seas. The pirate adventure that defined the genre and considered by many to be the most popular pirate story ever written in English!

 

 

Emilio Salgari's The Black Corsair
An Italian nobleman turns pirate to avenge the murder of his brothers. His foe: an old Flemish army officer named Van Guld, now the Governor of Maracaibo. The Corsair is relentless, vowing never to rest until he has killed the traitor and all those that bear his name. To help him in his quest, the Black Corsair enlists the greatest pirates of his time: L'Ollonais, Michael the Basque, and a young Welshman named Henry Morgan...One of the world's first pirate classics!

 

Rafael Sabatini's The Sea-Hawk
Oliver Tressilian, a Cornish gentleman who helped the English defeat the Spanish Armada, is betrayed by his ruthless half-brother Lionel and seeks refuge in the Middle East, where he becomes Sakr el-Bahr, the Sea Hawk, the greatest of all Barbary pirates. If you loved the Errol Flynn movie, you'll be happy to discover that the book is even better!

 

Rafael Sabatini's Captain Blood
England, 1680. Peter Blood, an Irish physician and soldier, 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 him, for the woman he loves cannot love a thief and pirate. How will Blood redeem himself in her eyes? Fate, it seems, will lend a hand…!

 

Jeffrey Farnol's Black Bartlemy's Treasure and Martin Conisby's Vengeance
A two-part epic tale of treasure, love and vengeance. Martin Conisby, enslaved for five years on a Spanish galleon, escapes during a battle and makes his way back to England, determined to avenge himself on Richard Brandon, the man who caused his father's death and orchestrated his imprisonment.

 

In a tavern he meets Adam Penfeather and learns of Black Bartlemy, an infamous pirate who had amassed a fabulous treasure - a treasure hidden on an island in the Spanish Main. For Martin it's the means to vengeance. But the journey won't be an easy one... The Count of Monte Cristo, Robinson Crusoe, and Treasure Island all in one!

 

 

Robert E. Howard's Black Vulmea's Vengeance, a short pirate tale written for the pulps, brimming with all the action you'd expect from the creator of Conan the Barbarian.

The Books

Available for Kindle. Click on the cover to download sample from Amazon.com.

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Movies

Watch the trailer from Sergio Solima's classic miniseries. Kabir Bedi stars as the Black Corsair.

 

Watch the trailer for Captain Blood starring the legendary Errol Flynn.

 

Watch the trailer for The Sea Hawk starring the legendary Errol Flynn.

 

Watch the trailer for Treasure Island, the Walt Disney Classic from 1950.

About Us

ROH Press, established in 2007, is an independent publishing house specializing in the adventure novels of Emilio Salgari. We offer titles in English, Italian and Spanish. 

Awards

In 2008, ROH Press received the Italian Ministry of Cultural Affairs’ 2008 Translation Award for the English language version of Emilio Salgari’s classic The Tigers of Mompracem.

Citations

In 2007, Sandokan was listed as one of the 20th century’s greatest characters in Lucy Daniel’s Defining Moments in Books: The Greatest Books, Writers, Characters, Passages and Events that Shook the Literary World.

In 2013, an excerpt from our translation ofThe Mystery of the Black Jungle was included in Umberto Eco's The Book of Legendary Lands, an illustrated compilation of "the fabled places in literature and folklore that have awed, troubled, and eluded us through the ages." Salgari's works have also been referred to extensively in Eco's The Mysterious Flame of Queen Loana.

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