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The Black Corsair

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How far would you go for revenge?

The Caribbean, 17th century. 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 Black 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 Corsair enlists the greatest pirates of his time: L'Ollonais, Michael the Basque, and a young Welshman named Henry Morgan...

Selected by Julia Eccleshare as one of the 1001 Children's Books You Must Read Before You Grow Up.

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Salgari dayaki Emilio Salgari (1862-1911) was a writer of action adventure swashbucklers and a pioneer of Italian science fiction. He is one of Italy's most translated authors and is considered the father of Italian adventure fiction and the grandfather of the Spaghetti Western. He wrote more than 200 adventure novels and short stories, many of which are considered classics in Europe and Latin America. In 1897, he was named Knight of the Order of the Crown of Italy for his contributions to popular Italian literature.

"Classic genre fiction at its best." ~Victor Rodriguez, Reviewer on Amazon.com, June 7, 2017

"A must-read if you're a fan of swashbuckling adventure in general or pirates in particular." ~Vintage Pop Fictions

"An exciting tale of swashbuckling intrigue and honour. Fans of Rafael Sabatini and Captain Blood will enjoy finding another author who writes in a similar vain. ~Cindy Vallar, Pirates and Privateers

"This book goes way beyond a simple pirate story; it is like reading a good pirate movie. It left me breathless and wanting to know what would happen next. Once you start reading The Black Corsair, you will not want to put it down. Action, adventure and romance, this book has it all! Anyone who reads Young Adult or anyone who likes a good story with action will love this book. ~Gretchen Jawurek , Readers' Favorite

"An utterly fun and fast paced adventure that stands the test of time. Very much recommended for any fan of swashbuckling and classic fiction." ~Midwest Book Review

"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

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The Black Corsair
Imprint ROH Press Classics
Published 15/09/2011
ISBN 978-0978270780
Length 272 pages
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The Two Tigers
The King of the Sea
Quest for a Throne
The Reckoning (forthcoming)
The Mountain of Light(forthcoming)
Troubles in Assam(forthcoming)

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