The Pyrates

The Pyrates

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Description

A send-up of pirate lore and legend packs many stories and cliches about privateers into a single novel.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 416 pages
  • 139.7 x 208.28 x 33.02mm | 544.31g
  • ROWMAN & LITTLEFIELD
  • The Lyons Press
  • Guilford, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 1585748005
  • 9781585748006

Review quote

"The most wonderfully idiotic love song to swashbucklers ever set to Korngold trumpets. Fraser again proves himself a master."--"The""New York Times"show more

Back cover copy

The Pyrates is George MacDonald Fraser's tongue-in-cheek homage to the swashbucklers of yore. In these rollicking pages you'll find tall ships and desert islands; impossibly gallant adventurers and glamorous heroines; devilishly sinister cads and ghastly dungeons; improbably acrobatic duels and hair's-breadth escapes; and more plot twists than you can shake a rapier at. A deliriously entertaining combination of high-seas action-adventure and comic hi-jinx.show more

Rating details

1,101 ratings
3.75 out of 5 stars
5 31% (346)
4 29% (317)
3 27% (299)
2 9% (95)
1 4% (44)
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