e-Book Moonfleet epub download

e-Book Moonfleet epub download

Author: John Meade Falkner
ISBN: 0554362368
Pages: 228 pages
Publisher: BiblioLife (August 18, 2008)
Language: English
Category: Classics
Size ePUB: 1670 kb
Size Fb2: 1874 kb
Size DJVU: 1284 kb
Rating: 4.8
Votes: 387
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Subcategory: Literature

e-Book Moonfleet epub download

by John Meade Falkner

We thought there was no more behindBut such a day tomorrow as todayAnd to be a boy eternal. My name is John Trenchard, and I was fifteen years of age when this storybegins.

We thought there was no more behindBut such a day tomorrow as todayAnd to be a boy eternal. My father and mother had both been dead for years, and I boardedwith my aunt, Miss Arnold, who was kind to me in her own fashion, but toostrict and precise ever to make me love her. I shall first speak of one evening in the fall of the year 1757. It musthave been late in October, though I have forgotten the exact date, and Isat in the little front parlour reading after tea.

John Meade Falkner (8 May 1858 – 22 July 1932) was an English novelist and poet, best known for his 1898 novel, Moonfleet. An extremely successful businessman as well, he became chairman of the arms manufacturer Armstrong Whitworth during World War I. Falkner was born in Manningford Bruce, Wiltshire, and spent much of his childhood in Dorchester and Weymouth. He was educated at Marlborough College and Hertford College, Oxford, graduating with a degree in history in 1882.

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By: John Meade Falkner (1858-1932). The novel is set in a fishing village in Dorset during the mid 18th century. The story concerns a 15 year old orphan boy, John Trenchard, who becomes friends with an older man who turns out to be the leader of a gang of smugglers. One night John chances on the smugglers’ store in the crypt beneath the church. He finds a locket which contains a parchment, in the coffin belonging to Colonel Mohune.

John Meade Falkner (Author). I read the story to better enjoy the music. Great book and if you enjoy the book purchase Moonfleet by Chris De Burgh.

John Meade Falkner Moonfleet. Says the Cap'n to the Crew, We have slipped the Revenue, I can see the cliffs of Dover on the lee: Tip the signal to the Swan, And anchor broadside on, And out with the kegs of Eau-de-Vie, Says the Cap'n: Out with the kegs of Eau-de-Vie. Says the Lander to his men, Get your grummets on the pin, There's a blue light burning out at sea.

It was late in October of 1757 and I was sitting in the living room reading a book called The Arabian Nights' Entertainment.

txt 54 Кб. CHAPTER ONE. The Mohunes. It was late in October of 1757 and I was sitting in the living room reading a book called The Arabian Nights' Entertainment. When it became too dark to read I got up and went out into the street. It was a poor street because Moonfleet was a poor village, with not even two hundred people.

When local young man John Trenchard accidentally stumbles upon . Moonfleet is a classic adventure story to be read again and again.

When local young man John Trenchard accidentally stumbles upon treasure stashed in the local crypt, he unknowingly enters the murky world of the smuggling trade and the local secret of Colonel John Mohune’s treasure.

John Meade Falkner est un romancier et poète anglais, né le 8 mai 1858 et mort le 22 juillet 1932. Moonfleet - ist ein Abenteuerroman des britischen Autors J. Meade Falkner aus dem Jahr 1898. Plus connu pour son roman Moonfleet paru en 1898, il fut également un homme d'affaires talentueux, en tant que directeur de la firme d'armement Armstrong-Whitworth durant la Première Guerre mondiale. Er spielt im 18. Jahrhundert und handelt von zwei Seefahrern, die einem verfluchten Schatz auf der Spur sind.

This is a pre-1923 historical reproduction that was curated for quality. Quality assurance was conducted on each of these books in an attempt to remove books with imperfections introduced by the digitization process. Though we have made best efforts - the books may have occasional errors that do not impede the reading experience. We believe this work is culturally important and have elected to bring the book back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide.
John is a teenager trying to find his way. He lives in Moonfleet, where one of the main occupations is smuggling goods. He wants to make something of himself, and one night he goes hunting for treasure. What he ends up with is the beginning of an adventure he'll never forget. He also has feelings for a young woman named Grace, who is the daughter of an important man in town.

The story started out a little slow in my opinion. It felt like John kept saying "this is the moment that changed my life" but I didn't necessarily see why until later. After the slow start, I found that I enjoyed the story. I would label it bittersweet overall, but there is a happy ending in there eventually. There's a lot of sadness and bad choices to get through first.

I'm not usually a treasure story kind of person, but this one was really interesting. I'd never heard of it before but was glad I found it.
This book is very special to me as I read it first in winter while snuggled in the top room of a fishermen's cottage on the Island of Portland in southern England just a few miles down the Chesil Beach referred to in the book from Moonfleet. The surf was up and the undertow and grinding roar of the pebbles could be heard through the wind and rain in my little - skylight room. On a good sunny day I could open the skylight and look at the sea, it almost seemed like it was level with me even though the courage was a good 400 feet or more above the sea level.
I visited Moonfleet during those days and I was transported back to the ancient way of life of the 1700's and what it must have been like to live then. Also the sadness of Elzevir and the love and close, special relationship that developed between he and John - made all the more poignant by their shared losses and shared need of family. A great story, a great plot and lots of sea faring language we still use today yet have lost the origins and meanings! To me, this is a better story than treasure Island.
I decided to try this book after stumbling across Chris De Burgh's marvellous album, "Moonfleet Bay," a musical adaptation of the novel. What a wonderful work of literature! I wish I had discovered this as a young adult. Beautiful writing, veny evocative and action-filled, with extremely memorable characters. Elzavir Block is one of the truly great heroes of literature. A musical based on this book (and the album) would be as good as "Les Mis," but with even better songs! If you like adventure tales, and don't mind the rhythm and lyrical writing of the period, check out "Moonfleet." (The album is available on Amazon as an MP3 download.)
Ian Fleming loved this book as a boy.It is full of adventure. Because of that I wanted to read it I was surprised how easy it was to read and how enjoyable it was.There is smuggling and the tale and the treasure of Blackbeard the Pirate.As a grown man I enjoyed it but I can see how young boys yearning for adventure would find it thrilling.
This book was a gift for my wife. This review is based on her assessment.

My wife first learned of this book while we looked up information on the movie. She liked the movie and decided she wanted the book. She loves the book except for the tiny print. I have looked at it and she is right! It looks the size of the disclaimers you see flying past on televised advertisements.
Really enjoyed this book. The characters are believable and engaging. The action is graphic and tense enough. The settings are spooky and realistic. It's a good adventure.

It does suffer from a fault common to books of its era: It ends just a bit abruptly. I wanted to be let down a little more gently than the author allowed.
Beautiful writing,rousing adventure, and true friendship! I loved the relationship between the two main characters and their sacrifices for each other.
Great read, awesome story. The change and conflict in Johns life was well written and laid out, causing me to be drawn in and really feel like I knew the charter and his story. I’d recommend to anyone who enjoys a good adventure with twist, turns and a sprinkle of urban legend. I chose the rating of 5 stars because it was the one of the first digital books I finished. What more can I say.