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The Pirates!: In an Adventure with the Romantics by Gideon Defoe
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The Pirates!: In an Adventure with the Romantics

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Narrator John Lee
Length 4 hours 46 minutes
Language English
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In Gideon Defoe’s fifth Pirates! adventure, the dashing Pirate Captain and his intrepid crew encounter perhaps the most swashbuckling poets in history: Lord Byron, Percy Bysshe Shelley, and Shelley’s fiancée, Mary Godwin.
 
While visiting the shores of Lake Geneva to restore their spirits and their finances, the Pirate Captain and his crew encounter some surprising fellow adventurers, literary giants of their age: the swaggering Lord Byron, the oddly shifty Percy Shelley, and his smart, quite attractive fiancée, Mary. Together the poets and pirates embark upon a journey that leads from the curiously adventureless Switzerland into the darkest bowels of Oxford, and finally to the forbidding heart of eastern Europe. Amidst haunted castles and early feminism, the Pirate Captain will confront some important questions, namely: What is the secret behind his mysterious belly tattoo? Is “Zombuloid, the corpse-beast” a better name for a monster than “Gorgo: Half-man, half-seaweed?” And, most importantly, what happens when a pirate finally falls in love?

Gideon Defoe was born in 1975 and lives in London. He is the author of The Pirates! In an Adventure with Scientists, which has been made into a stop-motion animation film by Sony/Aardman, The Pirates! In an Adventure with Ahab, The Pirates! In an Adventure with Communists and The Pirates! In an Adventure with Napoleon. You could be forgiven for thinking he is a bit of a one-trick pony.

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Reviews

"Silly and amusuing. . . . A rollicking read, full of laughs and lots of fun for readers who spot some of his literary in-jokes. The Pirates! In an Adventure with the Romantics is most entertaining, and hopefully The Pirate Captain and his crew will continue their adventures for some time to come."
     --Seattle Post-Intelligencer

“[Defoe] can make even pirates seem as cuddly as a teddy bear. . . . Wacky and funny and downright easy-to-love.”
     —Sacramento Book Review
 
“A treasure chest of lighthearted laughs.”
     —Knoxville News-Sentinel Expand reviews