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The Resource Birds of prey, Wilbur Smith

Birds of prey, Wilbur Smith

Label
Birds of prey
Title
Birds of prey
Statement of responsibility
Wilbur Smith
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A 17th century tale of piracy starring Sir Francis Courtney and his son, Hal, privateers licensed by the English king to raid Dutch ships off Africa. They grow rich abducting wealthy men and women, but one day are captured and sold into slavery. By the author of River God
Member of
Summary
1667, Sir Francis Courteney and his son Hal are on patrol in their fighting caravel off the Agulhas Cape of South Africa. They are lying in wait there for one of the treasure-laden galleons of the Dutch East India Company returning from the Orient. So begins a quest for adventure and the spoils of war. They are swept from the settlement of Good Hope at the southern tip of Africa to the Great Horn of Ethiopia far to the north at a time when international maritime law permitted acts of piracy, rape, and murder otherwise punishable by death. In this book the author presents a generation of the indomitable Courteney's and thrillingly recreates their part in the struggle for supremacy and riches on the high seas
Storyline
Pace
Tone
Writing style
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
056636
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
823
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR9405.9.S5
LC item number
B57 1997
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
Courtney novels
Series volume
0009
Target audience
adult
Label
Birds of prey, Wilbur Smith
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • "A Thomas Dunne book."
  • Colored map on endpapers
Control code
361994
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st U.S. ed.
Extent
554 p.
Isbn
9780312157913
Lccn
97008192
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm36548911
  • (OCoLC)36548911
Label
Birds of prey, Wilbur Smith
Publication
Note
  • "A Thomas Dunne book."
  • Colored map on endpapers
Control code
361994
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st U.S. ed.
Extent
554 p.
Isbn
9780312157913
Lccn
97008192
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm36548911
  • (OCoLC)36548911

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