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The Pyrates: A Swashbuckling Comic Novel by the Creator of Flashman

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ISBN13: 9781585748006
ISBN10: 1585748005
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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.

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Captain Blood meets Leslie Nielsen in this exuberant, affectionate, and hilariously anachronistic send-up of swashbuckling sagas and pirate adventure yarns.

Synopsis:

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.

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GEORGE MACDONALD FRASER has written many novels and short stories, memoirs, other volumes of nonfiction, and screenplays.

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dwndrgn, May 15, 2009 (view all comments by dwndrgn)
One of my absolute favorites! I came accross this book while wandering in a bookstore during a break in a conference. I saw the title and thought that it might be interesting. Read the back cover and decided that it would be worth a try. Read it from cover to cover for the first of many, many times that same evening. I laughed, giggled, wiggled my eyebrows...this book is a terrific sendup of swashbuckling movies and a comment on how we perceive history through our modern eyes. Recommended for anyone who can laugh at themselves and our world around us.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781585748006
Subtitle:
A Swashbuckling Comic Novel by the Creator of Flashman
Author:
Fraser, George Macdonald
Author:
Fraser, George MacDonald
Publisher:
Lyons Press
Subject:
General
Subject:
Action & Adventure
Subject:
Fantasy - Historical
Subject:
Pirates
Subject:
Popular Fiction - Adventure
Copyright:
Edition Number:
First edition
Edition Description:
First
Publication Date:
20030701
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Pages:
416
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5.5 in

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Captain Blood meets Leslie Nielsen in this exuberant, affectionate, and hilariously anachronistic send-up of swashbuckling sagas and pirate adventure yarns.

"Synopsis" by ,
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.

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