Actually, it's considered quite a good read.

Captain Blood is a quintessential swashbuckler. It tells the story of Peter Blood, a law abiding doctor wrongfully accused of treason who becomes a pirate and fights to clear his name. If and when I sit down with a book, that's generally not the sort that I'll want to read. But that doesn't mean it isn't a good book. It was first published in 1922 and became very popular (and of course was made into a movie). It was apparently out of print (as well as out of style) for many years, but a Penguin Classic edition has been available for a while, and it has a rather high Amazon rating.

Go to: My own private Oprah book club, or
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