DEAD MEN TELL NO TALES (Illustrated)by E. W. Hornung
"Dead Men Tell No Tales" was something of a success, in a vein as grim and melodramatic as the title suggests. It tells the story of a man who was accidentally the witness of
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The first sentence in the book establishes friendly relations between the author and the reader: "Nothing is so easy as falling in love on a long sea-voyage, except falling out of love."
"Dead Men Tell No Tales" was something of a success, in a vein as grim and melodramatic as the title suggests. It tells the story of a man who was accidentally the witness of a crime, and in consequence was shadowed by a band of desperate men.
It is a tremendously sensational modern story, for its day, with piracy on the high seas, and of the romantic rivalry between the narrator and a young Yorkshire squire for the hand of the chief pirate's stepdaughter. Rattray, the wicked but fascinating suitor, reminds us not a little of Raffles, the unscrupulous but engaging hero of previous book, "The Amateur Cracksman."
The hero, by getting himself mixed up in the affairs of a few desperate characters, engaged in a large , piratical venture, meets with some rather unpleasant experiences. The sole survivor, with the exception of the. conspirators, of the company of a ship, burned at sea by treachery. He finds on his rescue and return to England, that his footsteps are dogged by the pirates, who fear his evidence, and various attempts are made upon his life. However, after a number of adventures, wherein appear underground passages, sliding panels and such like paraphernalia, and rescues from apparently hopeless situations through assistance coming from the most unexpected quarters, he is at last freed from his persecutors and...
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A great pirate novel, filled with adventure! Loved it!
I love this book! It is absolutely on my top five list. From the title it sounds like a swashbuckling adventure. That it is plus so much more,it is also a charming love story. It's a great book for everyone who loves adventure and mystery.