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The Phantom Ship
     

The Phantom Ship

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by Captain Marryat
 

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A sharply written tale of adventure on the seas, The Phantom Ship will grip the reader from the outset, drawing one into the vibrant world of Captain Marryat’s imagination. It is the story of one Phillip Vanderdecken, and his search for a piece of the "one true cross." From the writer who inspired Herman Melville to take to the seas, this is an

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A sharply written tale of adventure on the seas, The Phantom Ship will grip the reader from the outset, drawing one into the vibrant world of Captain Marryat’s imagination. It is the story of one Phillip Vanderdecken, and his search for a piece of the "one true cross." From the writer who inspired Herman Melville to take to the seas, this is an exciting work which combines the thrill of the narrative chase with an examination of the theme of religious tolerance, which has possibly a greater resonance today.

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Library Journal
The hero of Lover's comedic 1842 novel is "handy" Andy Rooney, a likable enough guy who has an unfortunate knack for doing everything wrong. Besides some chuckles, the story provides a glimpse of 19th-century Ireland. Marryat's 1839 Phantom Ship was a favorite of everyone from Herman Melville to Joseph Conrad and Virginia Woolf. This adventure story has its share of religious overtones. Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781846375378
Publisher:
Echo Library
Publication date:
01/10/2006
Pages:
260
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.59(d)

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The Phantom Ship 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
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The first documenting of the Flying Dutchman, The Phantom Ship tells the amazing story of a man cursed by his father's dying words and his beautiful wife's fight to keep her religious beliefs while she waits for his return. Though the language can take some getting used to, the story had me hooked by the end of the first chapter. This book is a love story, a ghost story, and an adventurous sea story, with plot twists that include a werewolf and the Spanish Inquisition. I highly recommend it!