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Everyone in the tiny village of Moonfleet lives by the sea one way or another, so it's no surprise when young John Trenchard gets involved in the smuggling trade. Forced to flee England with a price on his head, John little guesses the adventures and trials he will have before he sees Moonfleet again or the change in his fortunes when he more

Product details

  • 12-17
  • Paperback | 288 pages
  • 126 x 194 x 24mm | 199.58g
  • Penguin Books Ltd
  • Puffin Classics
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 0140367047
  • 9780140367041
  • 152,571

Review Text

Young John Trenchard gets involved in the smuggling trade which thrives in the Dorset village which gives the book its title. Forced to flee England with a price on his head, little does John know what adventures and trials he must undergo before he again sees his native Moonfleet. One of the greatest sea and smuggling yarns ever written, Moonfleet instantly seizes the imagination and, at the end, releases the reader exhausted and satisfied. (Kirkus UK)show more

About John Meade Falkner

John Meade Falkner (1858-1932) was an English novelist and poet, best known for his 1898 novel, Moonfleet. An extremely successful businessman as well, he became chairman of the arms manufacturer Armstrong Whitworth during World War more

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3,311 ratings
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