Sons of Fortune

Author: Malcolm Macdonald
Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.
ISBN: 9781402257483
Format: PDF, Mobi
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The gripping third novel in the classic Stevenson family saga from epic master Malcolm Macdonald After a dizzying rise filled with ambition and passion, the Stevensons are now one of the richest families in the world. John, recalling his lowly past, wants his children to obey to the letter and never put a foot wrong. But his four eldest children, Young John, Winifred, Caspar, and Abigail, have ideas of their own. As they test the temptations of the adult world, the lure of profit and pleasure brings the risk of disaster and disgrace, and the tensions threaten to pull the family apart... The third novel in the classic Stevenson family saga, Sons of Fortune is the epic story of a Victorian family at the height of wealth and power, and the choices and chances that pose the ultimate risk to their happiness and bond. "Love and conflict...social history as a living force...an unfolding panorama of Dickensian power."-Cleveland Plain Dealer "Plum-rich...in the best family saga tradition."-Publishers Weekly "Intense drama...the most achieved novel the author has written."-Spring field News and Leader

The World from Rough Stones

Author: Malcolm Macdonald
Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.
ISBN: 9781402247033
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The unforgettable first novel in the classic Stevenson Family Saga from epic master Malcolm Macdonald John Stevenson is a just a foreman when a near-fatal accident bring young Nora Telling into his life. Her nimbleness of mind and his power of command enable them to take over the working mill and rescue it from catastrophe. Together with their friends the Thorntons-who are troubled by a marriage mismatched in passion-they are willing to risk any dare, commit themselves to any act of cunning on their climb from rags to riches. The first novel in the classic Stevenson Family Saga, The World from Rough Stones is the epic story of two ambitious but poor young people who, at the very start of the Victorian Era, combine their considerable talents to found a dynasty and go on to fame and fortune. "A monumental saga...rich and tremendous." -Boston Globe "A saga of immense power...the most exciting since the Swanns of Delderfield and the Forsytes of Galsworthy!" -Cincinatti Times "Zestful research and Macdonald's mastery of the dialects and speech of all classes bring his novel noisily to life from the first to the last page." -The [London] Times "A powerful new novel...a successful attempt to blend fiction with authenticity. The story is rich with colourful characters, brawling, boozing, and bedding...leaves the reader waiting impatiently for the next novel in what must be a memorable series." -Yorkshire Evening Post

Mutiny on the Hispaniola

Author: Robert Louis Stevenson
Publisher: ABDO
ISBN: 9781599616032
Format: PDF, ePub
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Retells, in comic book format, Robert Louis Stevenson's tale of an innkeeper's son who finds a treasure map that leads him to a pirate's fortune.

Easy Reader Classics

Author: Kenneth Grahame, Hugh Lofting, Rudyard Kipling, Robert Louis Stevenson, Mark Twain
Publisher: Spotlight
ISBN: 9781599613338
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A collection of beloved children's novels that are retold in a simple writing style.

The Vanishing Island

Author: Barry Wolverton
Publisher: HarperCollins
ISBN: 0062221922
Format: PDF, ePub
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An engrossing fantasy, a high-seas adventure, an alternate history epic—this is the richly imagined and gorgeously realized new book from acclaimed author Barry Wolverton, perfect for fans of The Glass Sentence and the Books of Beginning series. It's 1599, the Age of Discovery in Europe. But for Bren Owen, growing up in the small town of Map on the coast of Britannia has meant anything but adventure. Enticed by the tales sailors have brought through Map's port, and inspired by the arcane maps his father creates as a cartographer for the cruel and charismatic map mogul named Rand McNally, Bren is convinced that fame and fortune await him elsewhere. That's when Bren meets a dying sailor, who gives him a strange gift that hides a hidden message. Cracking the code could lead Bren to a fabled lost treasure that could change his life forever, and that of his widowed father. Before long, Bren is in greater danger than he ever imagined and will need the help of an unusual friend named Mouse to survive.

Fletcher s Fortune

Author: John Drake
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781911445364
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Young Jacob Fletcher, whilst unsure of his parentage, did know that as an apprentice he couldn't legally be seized by the press gang.But this particular gang couldn't actually read the rules. And didn't care anyway.Which was how he found himself risking life, limb and sea sickness on board His Majesty's frigate Phiandra, about to do battle with what looked like half the French fleet.Meanwhile at Coignwood Hall, the late Sir Henry lay face-down in his soup as his beautiful but evil widow, Lady Sarah, along with their two loathsome sons, ransacked his papers for the will that would disclose to their horror that the entire family fortune has been left to a previously unknown illegitimate son.Who would now have to be tracked down and disposed of as a matter of some urgency... What will become of Fletcher's Fortune?

Slave to Fortune

Author: D. J. Munro
Publisher: CreateSpace
ISBN: 9781512022117
Format: PDF, ePub
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Slave to Fortune is a captivating historical adventure. Tom Cheke's world is turned upside-down when he is kidnapped from his home on the Isle of Wight by Barbary corsairs during an audacious night raid. Sold into slavery in seventeenth-century Algiers, Tom carves out a new and promising life only to have it shattered once more when another twist of fate throws him into the hands of a Scottish knight of the Order of St John and into a turbulent world of ciphers, spies and assassinations. Tom's memoir is a remarkable account of how a boy comes of age, grasping life from the setbacks of fortune. It is a tale of friendship and reconciliation, of intrigue and deceit, in which trust is betrayed and deep-rooted beliefs and values are cast into doubt. In Slave to Fortune, DJ Munro skilfully captures a bygone era of galleons and gunpowder. Pirates and secret agents cross swords with crusading knights as the plot twists from the alleyways of Algiers, through the splendour of Malta and Venice, to maritime Portsmouth and the rustic charms of the Isle of Wight. With echoes of Robert Louis Stevenson's Kidnapped and J. Meade Falkner's Moonfleet, Slave to Fortune is an uplifting, intelligent adventure. Suitable for all ages from teens upwards, it will spark curiosity and keep readers enthralled. Praise for the novel: Absolutely fascinating stuff!! Fantastic... just disappointed it's finished! - Garry, senior energy executive. I really enjoyed reading your book, it was very interesting. It is not usually the genre I would go for but I was pleasantly surprised at how much I got into it... I would recommend it. - Erin, 13. It's great... a good read! - Ryan, Commander, Royal Navy (retired). I loved this book! ...lots of sumptuous images to dine on ...a real page turner...edge of the seat exciting. - Anna, High School English Teacher

Treasure Island

Author: Robert Louis Stevenson
Publisher:
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While going through the possessions of a deceased guest who owed them money, the mistress of the inn and her son find treasure map that leads to a pirate fortune as well as great danger.

Treasure Island

Author: Robert Louis Stevenson
Publisher: Saddleback Educational Publ
ISBN: 9781562542825
Format: PDF, ePub
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While going through the possessions of a deceased guest who owed them money, the mistress of the inn and her son find a treasure map that leads them to a pirate's fortune.