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or, The Pirate of Roanoke

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Author: B. Barker
Published: 1847
Language: English
Wordcount: 20,507 / 66 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 32.8
LoC Category: PN
Downloads: 8,917
Added to site: 2006.02.27 12963

A Tale of the Atlantic.

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the executioner, whilst the remainder were sentenced to perpetual banishment.

Amongst this latter class of insurgents, was George Armstrong, Earl of Derwentwater, who succeeded to his father's rank and title, immediately after his decease, which happened somewhere about the year 1694. Some time previous to his death, however, the old earl, through his influence with the crown, had obtained the grant of a large tract of land in the province of South Carolina, near the mouth of the Roanoke river, which was soon after settled by these minor and remote branches of his own extensive family, whose fortunes had become sadly dilapidated by the frequent intestine revolutions which happened in Great Britain during the latter part of the seventeenth century. Upon the accession of Queen Anne to the English throne, the old earl fell into disgrace with the ministry, and with his family retired soon after that event, to his plantations in America. Shortly after his arrival, however, the change of climate proved fatal

Reader Reviews

Average Rating of 2.3 from 3 reviews: ***
grsy wren

This was a very interesting story about Blackbeard. It defies all previous mental illustrations I have had in the past. I find the old English quite endearing.


Despite what the last reviewer said, "Blackbeard" does, indeed, feature the famous pirate as a central character. That said, let me warn the modern reader that the language in this novel is extremely dated and sluggish, particularly the dialogue. Pretty tough going.

Sandra Curry

this was not a book about Edward Teach, aka Blackbeard and was very short. It did not meet any expectations of Blackbeard.



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