Special classic selections by author/photographer Frank Mosco & Quillquest Classic Books.
HIGH SEAS ADVENTURES
SPECIAL EDITION CLASSICS!
~ Quillquest Classic Books is proud to present a collection of classic high seas adventure novels by noted authors HERMAN MELVILLE, RAFAEL SABATINI, JACK LONDON, ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON and JULES VERNE. Specially selected by author Frank Mosco, these masterful works of seafaring adventure have fascinated and inspired generations of readers for many decades and are now available in this handsome select collection to add to your personal library for your reading pleasure.
Step into history with the crew of the Pequod as they search for and pursue the legendary white whale Moby Dick, or feel the steely reverberations of Captain Blood's cutlass as he fights for his freedom and comes to fame as a pirate of the Caribbean. Be it a sailing quest for legendary treasure or a journey of discovery far beneath the sea, these books have long been proven to guarantee thrilling and satisfying reading.
Start your collection today by ordering and reading a great adventure from these Quillquest Classics. Each unabridged hardback volume includes a picture, biography and complete publishing history of its author to further enhance your appreciation of their literary achievements. These great classics are must additions for every reader's personal library and will be exceptional as gifts for the dedicated reader or student of the classics.
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Captain Blood is the exciting 1922 classic adventure novel written by Rafael Sabatini in which the amiable and sharp-witted Dr. Peter Blood, an Irish physician, is wrongfully convicted of treason in the aftermath of the Monmouth rebellion of 1685. He is then enslaved on the Caribbean island of Barbados where he escapes to become the feared Admiral of his own fleet of pirate ships. Peter Blood, a fictional character, is based heavily on the true adventurous and famous career of Sir Henry Morgan. This Quillquest Classic Books edition features a forward by author Frank Mosco as well as the biography and literary history of the book's author Rafael Sabatini. This handsome classics edition is a must have book to compliment every private library collection.
The Sea Hawk is the great classic adventure novel by Rafael Sabatini originally published in 1915. The story is set over the years 1588-1593, and concerns a Cornish sea-faring gentleman, Sir Oliver Tressilian, who is villainously betrayed by a jealous brother. After being forced to serve as a slave on a Spanish galley, Sir Oliver is liberated by Barbary pirates. He joins the pirates under the name "Sakr-el-Bahr", the hawk of the sea, and swears vengeance against his brother. This Quillquest Classic Books edition features a forward by author Frank Mosco as well as the biography and literary history of the book's author Rafael Sabatini. This handsome classics edition is a must-have book to compliment every private library collection.
This 19th century Robert Louis Stevenson swashbuckling classic is for young and old. A story that follows the adventures of young Jim Hawkins from England to the South Seas. Jim finds a treasure map while going through the things of a former pirate, Billy Bones, who dies in his mother's inn and is soon off on a treacherous quest for gold. Echoing a favorite theme, Stevenson spins a startling tale of the good and evil in men as seen in the complex characters surrounding Jim on his journey. One of the most fascinating hero-villains of all time is Long John Silver, a merry rogue we can't help liking, we who have dreamed of adventure and longed for finding buried treasure. This Quillquest Classic Books edition features the biography and literary history of the book's author.
Moby Dick is the 1851 novel by Herman Melville describing the voyage of the whaling ship Pequod commanded by Captain Ahab who leads his crew on a hunt for the great whale, Moby-Dick. The narrator's reflections, along with complex descriptions of the grueling work of whaling and the personalities of his shipmates, are woven into a profound meditation on society, nature, and the human struggle for meaning, happiness, and salvation. Moby Dick is often considered the epitome of American Romanticism. The novel frequently employs Shakespearean devices, including formal stage directions and extended soliloquies and asides. The first line of Chapter One -"Call me Ishmael."- is one of the most famous in American literature. Moby-Dick is considered to be one of the greatest novels in the English language and now one of a series of classic ocean going adventure novels by Quillquest Classic Books. This Quillquest Classic Books edition features the biography and literary history of the book's author. A must addition to every private library.
Jack London’s The Sea Wolf tells the story of a domesticated intellectual lad named Humphrey van Weyden, who after surviving a ship wreck, is picked up by Wolf Larsen, the captain of the seal-hunting schooner Ghost. Brutal and cynical, yet also highly intelligent and intellectual, he rules over his ship and terrorizes the crew. Van Weyden adequately describes him as an individualist, a hedonist, and a materialist. As Larsen does not believe in the immortality of the soul he finds no meaning in his life and has come to despise all human life and deny its value. Being interested in someone capable of intellectual disputes he takes care of "Hump" while forcing him to become a cabin boy, do menial work, and learn to fight to protect himself from a brutal crew. Later, another castaway is picked up, Maud Brewster, a famous woman poet, with whom Hump soon falls in love. After an attempt to escape from the Ghost, Maud and Hump are cast away on a lonely island. This Quillquest Classic Books edition features the biography and literary history of the book's author.
Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea is the classic science fiction novel by French writer Jules Verne, first published in 1870 under the title Vingt mille lieues sous les mers. The original edition, published by Hetzel, contains a number of illustrations by Alphonse de Neuville and Edouard Riou. The novel is about the fictional Captain Nemo and his submarine, Nautilus, as seen by one of his passengers, Professor Pierre Aronnax. The title refers to the distance traveled under the sea, not to the depth, as 20,000 leagues is 20 times the radius of the earth. This Quillquest Classic Books edition features the biography and literary history of the book's author. A must read classic and personal library addition.