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The Resource Birds of prey, Wilbur Smith

Birds of prey, Wilbur Smith

Label
Birds of prey
Title
Birds of prey
Statement of responsibility
Wilbur Smith
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In 1667, Sir Francis Courteney and his son, Hal, voyage from the Cape of Good Hope at the southern tip of Africa to the Great Horn of Ethiopia, as they and their crew attempt to seize one of the treasure-laden galleons of the Dutch East India Company en route from the Orient
Member of
Summary
1667, Sir Francis Courteney and his son Hal are on patrol in their fighting caravel off the Agulhas Cape of South Africa. They are lying in wait there for one of the treasure-laden galleons of the Dutch East India Company returning from the Orient. So begins a quest for adventure and the spoils of war. They are swept from the settlement of Good Hope at the southern tip of Africa to the Great Horn of Ethiopia far to the north at a time when international maritime law permitted acts of piracy, rape, and murder otherwise punishable by death. In this book the author presents a generation of the indomitable Courteney's and thrillingly recreates their part in the struggle for supremacy and riches on the high seas
Storyline
Pace
Tone
Writing style
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
056636
Cataloging source
NjSoBT
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Smith, Wilbur A
Dewey number
  • 823
  • FIC
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR9405.9.S5
LC item number
B57 1998
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
Courtney
Series volume
bk.9
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Courtney family (Fictitious characters)
  • Africa
  • Discoveries in geography
  • Brothers
  • Explorers
Target audience
adult
Label
Birds of prey, Wilbur Smith
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Originally published: New York : St. Martin's Press, 1997
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
20709244
Dimensions
18cm.
Extent
664 pages
Isbn
9780312963811
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
98006531
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(AU)bl 98006531
Label
Birds of prey, Wilbur Smith
Publication
Copyright
Note
Originally published: New York : St. Martin's Press, 1997
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
20709244
Dimensions
18cm.
Extent
664 pages
Isbn
9780312963811
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
98006531
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(AU)bl 98006531

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