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The Pirates!: An Adventure with Scientists & an Adventure with Ahab

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The Pirates! In an Adventure with Scientists

Not since Moby-Dick...No, not since Treasure Island...Actually, not since Jonah and the Whale has there been a sea saga to rival The Pirates! In an Adventure with Scientists, featuring the greatest sea-faring hero of all time, the immortal Pirate Captain, who, although he lives for months at a time at sea, somehow manages to keep his beard silky and in good condition.

Worried that his pirates are growing bored with a life of winking at pretty native ladies and trying to stick enough jellyfish together to make a bouncy castle, the Pirate Captain decides it's high time to spearhead an adventure.

While searching for some major pirate booty, he mistakenly attacks the young Charles Darwin's Beagle and then leads his ragtag crew from the exotic Galapagos Islands to the fog-filled streets of Victorian London. There they encounter grisly murder, vanishing ladies, radioactive elephants, and the Holy Ghost himself. And that's not even the half of it.

The Pirates! In an Adventure with Ahab

Fresh from their mishaps with Charles Darwin and the evil Bishop of Oxford, the Pirates set sail in a bouncy new vessel–purchased on credit. In order to repay his debts, The Pirate Captain is determined to capture the enigmatic White Whale, hunted by the notoriously moody Ahab, who has promised a reward.

Chaos ensues, featuring the lascivious Cutlass Liz, the world’s most dangerous mosquito, an excerpt from the Pirate Captain’s novel in progress (a bodice ripper, of course), whale ventriloquism, practical lessons in whale painting, a shanty-singing contest in a Las Vegas casino, and a dramatic climax in which the Pirate Captain’s Prize Ham saves the day!

Move over, Herman Melville.

Synopsis:

Mistakenly attacking Charles Darwin's Beagle, the Pirate Captain, world's most inept scoundrel, joins forces with the fledgling young scientist to save his brother from the evil Bishop of Oxford, and embarks on a quest to capture the Dastardly White Whale, hoping to gain the reward promised by Captain Ahab, in an omnibus volume. Original.

Synopsis:

After the Pirate Captain joins forces with a young scientist to save his brother from the evil Bishop of Oxford, he sets sail in a new ship on a quest to capture the Dastardly White Whale, hoping to gain the reward promised by Captain Ahab.

About the Author

Gideon Defoe, who lives in London, is the author of The Pirates! In an Adventure with Scientists, and the forthcoming The Pirates! In an Adventure with Communists (Pantheon Books, 2006). Like all the English, he lives with his butler in a castle, and spends most of his time having jousts.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780307489562
Subtitle:
An Adventure with Scientists & an Adventure with Ahab
Publisher:
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Author:
Defoe, Gideon
Author:
Gideon Defoe
Subject:
Humor : General
Subject:
Humorous
Subject:
Action & Adventure
Subject:
General Humor
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
20060620
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
213

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Product details 213 pages Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group - English 9780307489562 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Mistakenly attacking Charles Darwin's Beagle, the Pirate Captain, world's most inept scoundrel, joins forces with the fledgling young scientist to save his brother from the evil Bishop of Oxford, and embarks on a quest to capture the Dastardly White Whale, hoping to gain the reward promised by Captain Ahab, in an omnibus volume. Original.
"Synopsis" by , After the Pirate Captain joins forces with a young scientist to save his brother from the evil Bishop of Oxford, he sets sail in a new ship on a quest to capture the Dastardly White Whale, hoping to gain the reward promised by Captain Ahab.
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