A most excellent read set in the Napoleanic era, though shot through with typo's. Has it all: romance, history, action. Previously unknown to me the extent and depth of Cooper's knowledge on various subjects including wood ships and European navies, aspects of romance and human behavior and emotion, others.
I cannot recommend this book highly enough.
A stunningly beautiful work, one which I cannot recommend too highly.
Generally good collection of short stories, some dramatic, others comic, one a excerpt of an adventure in Corsica.
Few things, including books, are truly excellent, but this book is and is further as enjoyable as a $70 bottle of sippin' rum. I was saddened to reach its end; no more of it to read. Involves a small girl and boy, the girl from a circus and the boy from aristocracy, who escape from an oppressive English orphanage and are pursued across England by the abusive orphanmaster while fleeing in a canal boat. Along the way they have many experiences and befriend many helpful adults. Some interesting bits of English history. Uncommonly well written. Happy enough ending, all the remaining orphans are liberated, the evil orphanmaster presumably prosecuted, and the only one who dies is the little girl's dog--and he of doggy geriatrics.
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