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Get A Copy. More Details Original Title. Other Editions 1. Friend Reviews. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about The Privateer , please sign up. Lists with This Book. Community Reviews. Showing Rating details. More filters. Sort order. This was a navel adventure story featuring legally recognized pirates. If you had legal authority to raid and plunder you were known as a privateer. This book was Historical Fiction about the privateer Henry Morgan.
His career started when Oliver Cromwell was still in power and ended when the Stuarts were back on the throne. I can see why this story often gets over looked or forgotten. This was a book outside of Tey's usual genre. And often when a writer does something "new" and it isn't a big suc This was a navel adventure story featuring legally recognized pirates. And often when a writer does something "new" and it isn't a big success it often gets glossed over.
Apr 29, Kori rated it it was amazing. Morgan was a great leader, not the blood thirsty pirate that Exquemelin painted him to be. Many books have been written about him, even Steinbeck took a turn at the legend in his first novel Cup of Gold. Body builder Steve Reeves also played him in Morgan the Pirate. Tey does a great job of capturing Morgan the man. Well researched, it is a great read for all those that love pirate adventures; read great accounts of Morgan's sack of Maracaibo and the life of Henry Morgan, the man behind the rum. Well researched, it is a great read for all those that love pirate adventures; read great accounts of Morgan's sack of Maracaibo and his amazing capture of Panama, the greatest pirate feat of all time!!!
Hard to find new, but worth picking up if you find it in a used bookstore.
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Aug 21, Kat rated it really liked it Shelves: nautical. I really enjoyed this account of the life of Henry Morgan, a bold and dashing privateer and leader of men. It's always a tricky business for an author, to write a story about a real person: it has to work as a story, but it also ought to be fairly accurate. Tey does an excellent job, I think, of balancing the needs of an adventure story with the need to be truthful. The book gets a little summarize-y at the end, but, dealing with such an eventful life as Morgan's, one can forgive the author for I really enjoyed this account of the life of Henry Morgan, a bold and dashing privateer and leader of men.
The book gets a little summarize-y at the end, but, dealing with such an eventful life as Morgan's, one can forgive the author for that. I highly recommend this book! View 2 comments. Essential reading for anyone who has enjoyed Captain Morgan rum! Ms Tey brings to vivid life one of the greatest adventurers of any age and the turbulent era and setting he flourished in. Sir Henry has been much pilloried and though he lived in a cruel time, he wasn't that bloodthirsty as has been portrayed and remembered and this account may somewhat palliate.
It is also a marvellously riveting work! I love Josephine Tey, I really do, but just, no. Page 2 or 3 has this horribly racist thing that is put in there so casually that I can't even imagine what the rest of the book will be like. View 1 comment. Feb 16, S7 rated it liked it. Jolly good read much of the time if you like tales of pirate technically privateer adventures, but the pacing felt uneven and I found my attention wandering during the slower bits.
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You do get a good sense of the man and what an extraordinary and daring leader of military adventures he was. Really 3. May 20, Rupert Matthews rated it really liked it. A great historical romp of an adventure story. This book is a novelised version of the career of the might Sir Henry Morgan who terrorised the Spanish in the Caribbean in the later 17th Century, secured Jamaica for England and ended up being knighted.
A wonderful read. Oh dear. I love Josephine Tey's mysteries. I enjoy reading about her as a character in Nicola Upson's series. But I shouldn't have bothered with this historical novel. It's made me think less of her. The novel is about Henry Morgan, privateer and admiral.
I am sure that in the 17th century people like him did believe in the superiority of the European over all other 'races' and the superiority of the English over all other Europeans. My trouble is that from reading this book I'm not sure that Tey Oh dear. My trouble is that from reading this book I'm not sure that Tey disagrees with them, and what was understandable in the mind of a 17th century man is extremely off-putting when written by someone in the middle of the 20th.
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I should have been warned at page 3: "He topped it off with the usual rum, and sat, gorged and amiable, playing with the black babies who rolled at his feet in the dust. They were very beautiful, the babies; fat and merry. One had found a drooping scarlet flower and had stuck it behind his ear in imitation of the local bloods. His innocently rakish eye, together with the coquettish bloom, enchanted Henry, and he laughed aloud.
Which had the effect of recalling him to his own purposes. He reminded himself that enchanting black babies grew up to be stupid and unreliable adults of uncontrolled imagination and invincible laziness, and having by this sternness detached himself from their infant wiles, he took his bundle and sauntered on into the town.
Let alone the portrayal of the English as stalwart and true when compared with the perfidious Spanish! It's all just a bit too Boys' Own for me. So, I'm sorry I read this. I'll now put it out of my mind as quickly as possible so that I can continue to enjoy Tey's other books. Dec 06, Theresa rated it really liked it. This book caused me a lot of trouble—I was very conflicted, reading it, but couldn't help going back to it every night. Josephine Tey has been a favorite author since I was a girl.
Having read the rest of her books several times each, I was surprised to discover there was one I hadn't heard of. But hadn't gotten too far in before I understood why.
There is not only some extremely distasteful 'casual racism,' as some other reviewers have noted, but also casual human slaughter in the interest of p This book caused me a lot of trouble—I was very conflicted, reading it, but couldn't help going back to it every night. There is not only some extremely distasteful 'casual racism,' as some other reviewers have noted, but also casual human slaughter in the interest of personal gain.
Even though Tey makes a point of trying to cast her protagonist's unprovoked challenges and revenge attacks in the light of working in the interest of his country's colonial interests and she keeps him adamant about a certain ethical code, a privateer can't really be viewed as anything but a thief seeking loot with a government commission. Clearly she wants us to like him and I had a hard time resisting it. Sign in. Entertainment news, trailer drops, and photos abound at San Diego Comic-Con. Browse our Comic-Con guide.
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