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Under the Black Ensign (Stories from the Golden Age)

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Review:

"Errol Flynn would feel quite at home in Hubbard's ripping yarn of Caribbean piracy in the year 1680, first published in 1935. Press-ganged into the Royal Navy, Tom Bristol faces 100 lashes just as buccaneers attack the British man-o'-war on which he reluctantly serves. Tom soon realizes the pirate life is for him, a life replete with swordplay, maroonings and naval battles with ships lost in the roiling fog of cannon smoke. Supplementing the illustrated text are an extensive glossary of nautical and period terms, an essay entitled 'L. Ron Hubbard and American Pulp Fiction,' and a foreword by Kevin J. Anderson on the golden age of pulp fiction. The man who would go on to found Scientology never achieves the visceral intensity of such fellow pulp writers as Robert E. Howard, creator of Conan, but he conducts his minisaga in just the fashion readers of the era expected. (Sept.)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

Synopsis:

Golden Age story.  Sea Adventure. Originally published in the 1935 August issue of Five Novels Monthly.

Synopsis:

Riveting, historical accounts of daredevils, pilots and brutal madmen... Tom Bristol's career as first mate of the Maryland bark Randolph abruptly ends during shore leave when he is press-ganged into serving aboard the British HMS Terror.

Toil under the cruel whip of England is merciless: Crew members are treated as little more than chattel—barely fed, made to work past the brink of exhaustion and kept in line with a cat-o'-nine-tails. Fate finally smiles on young Bristol when the vessel is overtaken by pirates and he gladly turns coat and joins them.

Yet Tom's new pirate mates desert him quickly after he's found guilty of killing a mutinous pirate and unwittingly harboring a woman on board. Marooned on a deserted island, Tom has nothing but a small supply of water, a gun and just enough bullets to kill himself. But Tom dreams up a devious plan that will return him to the high seas and make his past adventures pale compared to what he has in store for his many enemies. . . . "Beats any Pirates of the Caribbean story you will find." —Associated Content

* A National Indie Excellence Award Winner

Synopsis:

Long before Captain Jack Sparrow raised hell with the Pirates of the Caribbean, Tom Bristol sailed to hell and back Under the Black Ensign. That’s where the real adventure begins.

Bristol’s had plenty of bad luck in his life. Press-ganged into serving aboard a British vessel, he’s felt the cruel captain’s lash on his back. Then, freed from his servitude by pirates, his good fortune immediately takes a bad turn . . . as the pirates accuse him of murder—and leave him to die on a deserted island. Now all he has left are a few drops of water, a gun, and just enough bullets to put himself out of his misery.

But Bristol’s luck is about to change. Finding himself in the unexpected company of a fiery woman and a crafty crew, he unsheathes his sword, raises a pirate flag of his own, and sets off to make love and war on the open seas.

In his early twenties, Hubbard led the two-and-a-half-month, five-thousand-mile Caribbean Motion Picture Expedition. He followed that with the West Indies Mineralogical Expedition near San Juan, Puerto Rico, in which he completed the island’s first mineralogical survey as an American territory. It was during these two journeys that Hubbard became an expert on the Caribbean’s colorful history—an expertise he drew on to write stories like Under the Black Ensign.

 “A riveting tale of sailing ships, piracy and the high seas.” —Midwest Book Review* A National Indie Excellence Award Winner

Synopsis:

Mucho antes de que el capitán Jack Sparrow provocara un infierno con Piratas del Caribe, Tom Bristol navegó a los infiernos y regresó bajo bandera negra. Ha estado a las órdenes del látigo del cruel capitán. Ha sido acusado de asesinato. Y lo han abandonado para que muera en una isla desierta. Pero su suerte está a punto de cambiar. Junto con una mujer intrépida y una astuta tripulación, iza una bandera pirata propia, dispuesto a hacer el amor y la guerra en los mares.

About the Author

With 19 New York Times bestsellers and more than 230 million copies of his works in circulation, L. Ron Hubbard is among the most acclaimed and widely read authors of our time. As a leading light of American Pulp Fiction through the 1930s and ’40s, he is further among the most influential authors of the modern age. Indeed, from Ray Bradbury to Stephen King, there is scarcely a master of imaginative tales who has not paid tribute to L. Ron Hubbard.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781592123391
Subtitle:
Under the Black Ensign
Author:
Hubbard, L Ron
Author:
Hubbard, L. Ron
Author:
Hubbard, L. Ronald
Publisher:
Galaxy Press
Subject:
General
Subject:
Sea stories
Subject:
Action & Adventure
Subject:
FIC047000
Subject:
Pirates
Subject:
Adventure
Subject:
Popular Fiction - Nautical Fiction
Subject:
pirate adventure
Subject:
jack sparrow
Subject:
Historical fiction
Subject:
Spanish fiction
Subject:
sea adventure
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Stories from the Golden Age
Publication Date:
20131010
Binding:
Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
Grade Level:
from 7
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
123
Dimensions:
8 x 5.38 in 1 lb

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Product details 123 pages Galaxy Press - English 9781592123391 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Errol Flynn would feel quite at home in Hubbard's ripping yarn of Caribbean piracy in the year 1680, first published in 1935. Press-ganged into the Royal Navy, Tom Bristol faces 100 lashes just as buccaneers attack the British man-o'-war on which he reluctantly serves. Tom soon realizes the pirate life is for him, a life replete with swordplay, maroonings and naval battles with ships lost in the roiling fog of cannon smoke. Supplementing the illustrated text are an extensive glossary of nautical and period terms, an essay entitled 'L. Ron Hubbard and American Pulp Fiction,' and a foreword by Kevin J. Anderson on the golden age of pulp fiction. The man who would go on to found Scientology never achieves the visceral intensity of such fellow pulp writers as Robert E. Howard, creator of Conan, but he conducts his minisaga in just the fashion readers of the era expected. (Sept.)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Synopsis" by ,
Golden Age story.  Sea Adventure. Originally published in the 1935 August issue of Five Novels Monthly.
"Synopsis" by ,
Riveting, historical accounts of daredevils, pilots and brutal madmen... Tom Bristol's career as first mate of the Maryland bark Randolph abruptly ends during shore leave when he is press-ganged into serving aboard the British HMS Terror.

Toil under the cruel whip of England is merciless: Crew members are treated as little more than chattel—barely fed, made to work past the brink of exhaustion and kept in line with a cat-o'-nine-tails. Fate finally smiles on young Bristol when the vessel is overtaken by pirates and he gladly turns coat and joins them.

Yet Tom's new pirate mates desert him quickly after he's found guilty of killing a mutinous pirate and unwittingly harboring a woman on board. Marooned on a deserted island, Tom has nothing but a small supply of water, a gun and just enough bullets to kill himself. But Tom dreams up a devious plan that will return him to the high seas and make his past adventures pale compared to what he has in store for his many enemies. . . . "Beats any Pirates of the Caribbean story you will find." —Associated Content

* A National Indie Excellence Award Winner

"Synopsis" by ,

Long before Captain Jack Sparrow raised hell with the Pirates of the Caribbean, Tom Bristol sailed to hell and back Under the Black Ensign. That’s where the real adventure begins.

Bristol’s had plenty of bad luck in his life. Press-ganged into serving aboard a British vessel, he’s felt the cruel captain’s lash on his back. Then, freed from his servitude by pirates, his good fortune immediately takes a bad turn . . . as the pirates accuse him of murder—and leave him to die on a deserted island. Now all he has left are a few drops of water, a gun, and just enough bullets to put himself out of his misery.

But Bristol’s luck is about to change. Finding himself in the unexpected company of a fiery woman and a crafty crew, he unsheathes his sword, raises a pirate flag of his own, and sets off to make love and war on the open seas.

In his early twenties, Hubbard led the two-and-a-half-month, five-thousand-mile Caribbean Motion Picture Expedition. He followed that with the West Indies Mineralogical Expedition near San Juan, Puerto Rico, in which he completed the island’s first mineralogical survey as an American territory. It was during these two journeys that Hubbard became an expert on the Caribbean’s colorful history—an expertise he drew on to write stories like Under the Black Ensign.

 “A riveting tale of sailing ships, piracy and the high seas.” —Midwest Book Review* A National Indie Excellence Award Winner

"Synopsis" by ,
Mucho antes de que el capitán Jack Sparrow provocara un infierno con Piratas del Caribe, Tom Bristol navegó a los infiernos y regresó bajo bandera negra. Ha estado a las órdenes del látigo del cruel capitán. Ha sido acusado de asesinato. Y lo han abandonado para que muera en una isla desierta. Pero su suerte está a punto de cambiar. Junto con una mujer intrépida y una astuta tripulación, iza una bandera pirata propia, dispuesto a hacer el amor y la guerra en los mares.
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