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The Big Book of Swashbuckling Adventure - Classic Tales of Dashing Heroes, Dastardly Villains, and Daring Escapes

Classic Tales of Dashing Heroes, Dastardly Villains, and Daring Escapes


Συγγραφέας: Ellsworth Lawrence
Εκδότης: Pegasus Books
ISBN: 9781605986500
Αριθμός Σελίδων: 604
Διαστάσεις: 23x9x18
Έτος Έκδοσης: 2015

Σύνοψη του βιβλίου "The Big Book of Swashbuckling Adventure - Classic Tales of Dashing Heroes, Dastardly Villains, and Daring Escapes"

The word "swashbuckler" conjures up an indelible image: a hero who's a bit of a rogue but has his own code of honor, an adventurer with laughter on his lips and a flashing sword in his hand. This larger-than-life figure is regularly declared passe, but the swashbuckler is too appealing to ever really die. Who wouldn't want to face deadly danger with confidence and elan? Who can deny the thrill of clashing blades, hairbreadth escapes, and daring rescues, of facing vile treachery with dauntless courage and passionate devotion? The swashbuckler tradition was born out of legends like those of the Knights of the Round Table and of Robin Hood, revived in the early 19th century by Romantic movement authors such as Sir Walter Scott. The genre caught hold with the publication of Alexandre Dumas' The Three Musketeers in 1844, and for the next century it was arguably the world's leading form of adventure fiction. Featuring selections by twenty hugely popular writers from the last century including Rafael Sabatini; Johnston Mcculley (creator of the Zorro character); Alexandre Dumas: Arthur Conan Doyle; and Pierce Egan (author of Robin Hood), this anthology is dedicated to the swashbuckler's roots: historical adventures by the masters of the genre. Most of these stories have been out of print for decades; some have never before been collected in book form. All are top-notch entertainment. So, ready for some action? En garde!


Συγγραφέας/εις: Ellsworth Lawrence
ISBN: 9781605986500
Ημερ/νία έκδοσης: 20/01/2015
Εκδότης: Pegasus Books
Εξώφυλλο: Paperback
Σελίδες: 604
Τόπος έκδοσης: New York
Χώρα έκδοσης: United States
Βάρος βιβλίου: 635 gr
Διαστάσεις βιβλίου: 23x9x18 cm
Λεπτομέρειες εικονογράφησης: illustrations

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