Pirate Latitudes

Pirate Latitudes

The new thriller from Michael Crichton, one of the most famous authors in the world, the most exciting, anticipated publication of Christmas 2009.

Author: Michael Crichton

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 9780007346103

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

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The new thriller from Michael Crichton, one of the most famous authors in the world, the most exciting, anticipated publication of Christmas 2009.
Categories: Fiction

Pirate Latitudes

Pirate Latitudes

English Captain Charles Hunter and his crew of ruffians sail from colonial Jamaica to infiltate a Spanish-controlled port, commandeering the galleon El Trinidad and its fortune in gold after a bloody battle.

Author: Michael Crichton

Publisher:

ISBN: 1615237887

Category: Adventure fiction

Page: 501

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The Caribbean, 1665. Pirate captain Charles Hunter, with backing from a powerful ally, assembles a crew of ruffians to take the Spanish galleon, "El Trinidad," guarded by the bloodthirsty Cazalla, a favorite commander of the Spanish king himself.
Categories: Adventure fiction

Pirate Latitudes Unabridged CD

Pirate Latitudes Unabridged CD

The raid is as perilous as the bloodiest tales of island legend and Hunter will lose more than one man before he even sets foot on foreign shores, where dense jungle and the firepower of Spanish infantry stand between him and the treasure .

Author: Michael Crichton

Publisher: HarperAu

ISBN: 0061930253

Category: Fiction

Page:

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The Caribbean, 1665. Port Royal, Jamaica is a cutthroat town of taverns, grog shops, and bawdy houses. For Captain Charles Hunter, there’s a living to be made, and gold in Spanish hands is gold for the taking. Word in port is that the galleon El Trinidad is awaiting repairs in a nearby, heavily fortified, harbor. Hunter assembles a crew of ruffians to infiltrate the enemy island and commandeer El Trinidad, along with its fortune in gold. The raid is as perilous as the bloodiest tales of island legend and Hunter will lose more than one man before he even sets foot on foreign shores, where dense jungle and the firepower of Spanish infantry stand between him and the treasure . . . With all the suspense that readers have come to expect from one of the best-loved authors of all time, Pirate Latitudes is an irresistible adventure of swashbuckling pirates in the New World, a classic story of treasure and betrayal.
Categories: Fiction

Pirates in History and Popular Culture

Pirates in History and Popular Culture

... 159–160; unheimlich 4, 156–160, 165n2, 165n6 The Frozen Pirate (novel by William Clarke Russell, 1887) 3, 16, 88–96, ... 170 The Pirate City (novel by Robert Michael Ballantyne, 1874) 16 Pirate Latitudes (novel by Michael Crichton, ...

Author: Antonio Sanna

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9781476673776

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 261

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This collection of new essays covers the myriad portrayals of the figure of the pirate in historical records, literary narratives, films, television series, opera, anime and games. Contributors explore the nuances of both real and fictional pirates, giving attention to renowned works such as Robert Louis Stevenson’s Treasure Island, J.M. Barrie’s Peter Pan, the Pirates of the Caribbean saga, and the anime One Piece, as well as less well known works such as pirate romances, William Clarke Russell’s The Frozen Pirate, Lionel Lindsay’s artworks, Steven Speilberg’s The Adventures of Tintin, and Pastafarian texts.
Categories: Literary Criticism

The Readers Advisory Guide to Historical Fiction

The Readers    Advisory Guide to Historical Fiction

This chapter presents such blended genre novels for the dual purposes of expanding traditional historical fiction to ... although some readers prefer an oldfashioned sea adventure novel,such asThe Rope Eater (Jones), Pirate Latitudes ...

Author: Jennifer S. Baker

Publisher: American Library Association

ISBN: 9780838911655

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 352

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Whether set in ancient Egypt, Feudal Japan, the Victorian Age, or Civil War-era America, historical fiction places readers squarely at the center of fascinating times and places, making it one of the most popular genres in contemporary publishing. The definitive resource for librarians and other book professionals, this guideProvides an overview of historical fiction’s roots, highlighting foundational classics, and explores the genre in terms of its scope and styleCovers the latest and most popular authors and titlesDiscusses appeal characteristics and shows how librarians can use a reader's favorite qualities to make suggestionsIncludes lists of recommendations, with a compendium of print and web-based resourcesOffers marketing tips for getting the word out to readersEmphasizing an appreciation of historical fiction in its many forms and focusing on what fans enjoy, this guide provides a fresh take on a durable genre.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

What the Whole World Is Saying

What the Whole World Is Saying

In this book, we have hand-picked the most sophisticated, unanticipated, absorbing (if not at times crackpot!), original and musing book reviews of "Pirate Latitudes CD." Don't say we didn't warn you: these reviews are known to shock with ...

Author: Jason Ging

Publisher: Lennex

ISBN: 5458880951

Category:

Page: 44

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In this book, we have hand-picked the most sophisticated, unanticipated, absorbing (if not at times crackpot!), original and musing book reviews of "Pirate Latitudes CD." Don't say we didn't warn you: these reviews are known to shock with their unconventionality or intimacy. Some may be startled by their biting sincerity; others may be spellbound by their unbridled flights of fantasy. Don't buy this book if: 1. You don't have nerves of steel. 2. You expect to get pregnant in the next five minutes. 3. You've heard it all.
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The American Popular Novel After World War II

The American Popular Novel After World War II

... T. Boone 85 Pinker, Stephen 196 Pioneer 10 space probe 163, 219 The Piranhas 44 Pirate Latitudes 170 Plath, Sylvia 54, 55, 57, 58, 198 Platt, Len 213 Playboy magazine 21 Playing in the Dark 119, 209 Pledge of Allegiance 12 Plessy v.

Author: David Willbern

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9781476602486

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 264

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Through the perspectives of selected best-selling novels from the end of World War II to the end of the 20th century—including The Catcher in the Rye, To Kill a Mockingbird, The Godfather, Jaws, Beloved, The Silence of the Lambs, and Jurassic Park—this book examines the crucial issues the U.S. was experiencing during those decades. These novels represent the voices of popular conversations, as Americans considered issues of family, class, racism and sexism, feminism, economic ambition, sexual violence, war, law, religion and science. Through the windows of fiction, the book surveys the Cold War and anti-communism, the prefeminist era of the 1950s and the sexual revolution of the 1970s, forms of corporate power in the 1960s and 1980s, the traumatic legacies of slavery and Vietnam, the American fascination with lawyers, cops and criminals, alternate styles of romance in the era of late capitalism, our abiding distrust of science, and our steadfast wonder about the Great Mysteries.
Categories: Literary Criticism

A Study Guide for Michael Crichton s The Great Train Robbery

A Study Guide for Michael Crichton s  The Great Train Robbery

in the United States alone, and Crichton was finally considered a heavyweight in commercial fiction. ... His final two novels, Pirate Latitudes and an unnamed technological thriller, are due to be released in late 2009 and 2010, ...

Author: Gale, Cengage Learning

Publisher: Gale Cengage Learning

ISBN: 9781410347367

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 24

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A Study Guide for Michael Crichton's "The Great Train Robbery," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Novels for Students. This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Novels for Students for all of your research needs.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Britannica Book of the Year 2010

Britannica Book of the Year 2010

In addition, Michael Crichton's last fully completed novel, Pirate Latitudes, lit up the fall title list. While the fiction of 2009 shot off sparks and sometimes fireworks, the nonfiction books, whether memoir, criticism, history, ...

Author: Encyclopaedia Britannica, Inc.

Publisher: Encyclopaedia Britannica, Inc.

ISBN: 9781615353668

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 880

View: 665

The Britannica Book of the Year 2010 provides a valuable veiwpoint of the people and events that shaped the year and serves as a great reference source for the latest news on the ever changing populations, governments, and economies throughout the world. It is an accurate and comprehensive reference that you will reach for again and again.
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction

Island Genres Genre Islands

Island Genres  Genre Islands

Conceptualisation and Representation in Popular Fiction Ralph Crane, Lisa Fletcher, Senior Lecturer in English at the University of ... and continued by such contemporary adventure fictions as Michael Crichton's Pirate Latitudes (2009).

Author: Ralph Crane

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781783482078

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 224

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The first book length study of the conceptualization and representation of islands in popular fiction.
Categories: Literary Criticism