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Captain in Calico

George MacDonald Fraser

Captain in Calico

by George MacDonald Fraser

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Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Fiction,
  • Man-woman relationships,
  • Pirates,
  • History

  • About the Edition

    Captain John Rackham, called Calico Jack, a pirate who marauded the Caribbean seas, is wanted by the government on counts of piracy. He makes a surprise visit to the governor"s residence and asks for pardon for his men. A deal is brokered, but the governor does not reveal that Jack,s beloved fiancee has become betrothed to the governor himself. Jack discovers he has been deceived and publicly threatens the governor, then locks swords with a notorious Frenchman. All seems lost until Anne Bonney, a buxom Irish woman, comes to his rescue and sets about planning one of the most audacious lootings in the Caribbean.

    Edition Notes

    StatementGeorge MacDonald Fraser
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPR6056.R287 C37 2015
    The Physical Object
    Paginationvii, 278 p.
    Number of Pages278
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL27188112M
    ISBN 100802124380
    ISBN 109780802124388
    OCLC/WorldCa919690646

    Captain in Calico was a manuscript written by a dissatisfied journalist and rejected for publication in , ten years before the author found (fully deserved) fame with the first Flashman book. The rejection letters and feedback included as an appendix in the book – finally published in seven years after the author's death – give an /5(4). Novel. An illustrious 18th-century pirate named Calico Jack, is double-crossed by the local governor, who, unbeknown to Jack, is now engaged to Jack's former fiance. All seems lost until Irish pirate Anne Bonney comes to his rescue and sets about planning one .

    George MacDonald Fraser was famed for his legendary Flashman series, featuring the incorrigible knave Harry Flashman, a soldier in the British imperial army. In the colorful standalone novel Captain in Calico, which has never been published, Fraser introduces another real-life anti-hero: Captain John Rackham, called “Calico Jack,” an illustrious eighteenth-century pirate who marauded the. Read "Captain in Calico" by George MacDonald Fraser available from Rakuten Kobo. “Piracy’s tried-and-true hallmarks—treasure, treachery, intermittent romance and 5/5(1).

    In the year , the stillness of Charlestown, New Hampshire, is shattered by the terrifying cries of an Indian raid. Young Miriam Willard, on a day that had promised new happiness, finds herself instead a captive on a forest trail, caught up in the ebb and flow of the French and Indian War. It is a harrowing march north. Miriam can only force herself to the next stopping place, the next /5(17).   New York Times Book Review, on The Pyrates " Praise for Captain in Calico "A forgotten novel, written 60 years ago and found locked away in a fireproof safe in [Fraser's] old study, is finally to make it into print Full of the influences of the writers he loved as a boy--Rafael Sabatini, PC Wren, GA Henty, Sir Walter Scott."--Guardian (UK)Reviews:


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Praise for Captain in Calico: “A forgotten novel, written 60 years ago and found locked away in a fireproof safe in [Fraser’s] old study, is finally to make it into print Full of the influences of the writers he loved as a boy—Rafael Sabatini, PC Wren, GA Henty, Sir Walter Scott.”—Guardian (UK)/5(22).

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