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Cup of Gold: A Life of Sir Henry Morgan, Buccaneer, with Occasional Reference to History (Penguin Classics)

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ISBN13: 9780143039457
ISBN10: 0143039458
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From the mid-1650s through the 1660s, Henry Morgan, a pirate and outlaw of legendary viciousness, ruled the Spanish Main. He ravaged the coasts of Cuba and America, striking terror wherever he went. Morgan was obsessive. He had two driving ambitions: to possess the beautiful woman called La Santa Roja and to conquer Panama, the “cup of gold.” Steinbecks first novel and sole work of historical fiction, Cup of Gold is a lush, lyrical swashbuckling pirate fantasy,  and sure to add new dimensions to readers perceptions of this all-American writer. This edition features an introduction by Susan F. Beegel.

About the Author

John Steinbeck (1902–1968), winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature, achieved popular success in 1935 with the publication of Tortilla Flat. He went on to write more than twenty-five novels, including The Grapes of Wrath and Of Mice and Men.

Susan F. Beegel is an adjunct associate professor of English at the University of Idaho and the editor of The Hemingway Review.

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Rickveloz, September 22, 2008 (view all comments by Rickveloz)
This was a great read, it examines all aspects of what life might have been like for Morgan. From his boyhood fascination with buccaneering, his adolescent lusting for women who were unattainable and the paranoia that set in when he had achieved what others couldn't accomplish.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780143039457
Author:
Steinbeck, John
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Introduction by:
Beegel, Susan F.
Introduction:
Beegel, Susan F.
Author:
Beegel, Susan F.
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Governors
Subject:
Buccaneers
Subject:
Biographical fiction
Subject:
Caribbean area
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Revised
Series:
Penguin Classics
Publication Date:
20080831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
7.50x5.00x.80 in. .45 lbs.
Age Level:
18-17

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