Jack Absolute : The 007 of the 1770s
In 1777, Jack Absolute is famous ...as the dashing lover in Sheridan's famous comedy THE RIVALS. However, this notoriety comes as something of a shock to the REAL Jack Absolute when he disembarks at Portsmouth after four months at sea, and seven years in India...Thus we meet the dashing Mister Absolute - rogue, duellist, charmer and Captain in the Light Dragoons. He is everything that Sharpe is not, he is both the epitome of the English gentleman and his nemesis. He leaves behind him a trail of cuckolded husbands, excited lovers and dead bodies...In the War of Independence, Jack has to leave London in a hurry after a duel goes hideously wrong. But he soon finds himself in a fight for his life in the colonies.
- Paperback | 320 pages
- 134 x 217 x 28mm | 393g
- 15 Jan 2004
- Orion Publishing Co
- London, United Kingdom
About C. C. Humphreys
C.C. Humphreys was born in Toronto, Canada, and grew up in Los Angeles and London. A third-generation actor and writer on both sides of his family, he returned to Canada in the nineties and there his writing career began. He won the inaugural playwriting competition of the New Play Centre, Vancouver with his first play, 'A Cage Without Bars' which was produced in Vancouver and London. He was a schoolboy fencing champion, became a fight choreographer and thus turned his love of swashbuckling towards historical fiction. He is married and lives in Finchley, North London.