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Charles Boardman Hawes (1889–1923)

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Værker af Charles Boardman Hawes

The Dark Frigate (1923) 740 eksemplarer
The Great Quest (1921) 37 eksemplarer
The Mutineers (1920) 32 eksemplarer
Whaling (2007) 8 eksemplarer
Gloucester by land and sea (1923) 6 eksemplarer

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Fødselsdato
1889-01-24
Dødsdag
1923-07-16
Køn
male
Nationalitet
USA
Fødested
Clifton Springs, NY
Dødssted
Springfield, Massachusetts, USA
Bopæl
Bangor, Maine, USA
Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA
Uddannelse
Bowdoin College (grad 1911)
Harvard University
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Author
Editor
Relationer
Hawes, Charles Taylor (father)
Boardman, Martha Tibbetts (mother)
Cable, Dorothea (wife)
Son (elder)
Son (younger)
Priser og hædersbevisninger
Newbery (1924)
Kort biografi
Hawes was the elder son of Charles Taylor Hawes and Martha Tibbetts Boardman. Born in Clifton Springs, New York, he was raised in Bangor, Maine, and graduated from Bowdoin College in 1911 where he was "editor of The Quill and a devoted student of the classics". He was a graduate student at Harvard for one year, on the staff of The Youth's Companion to 1920, and associate editor of The Open Road to his death in 1923. On June 1, 1916, Hawes married Dorothea Cable of Northampton, Massachusetts, the youngest daughter of the novelist George Washington Cable and Louise Stewart Bartlett. At that time he lived in Cambridge and worked for The Youth's Companion.

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In seventeenth century England, a terrible accident forces orphaned Philip Marsham to flee London in fear for his life. Bred to the sea, he signs on with the Rose of Devon, a dark frigate bound for the quiet shores of Newfoundland.

Philip's bold spirit and knowledge of the sea soon win him his captain's regard. But when the Rose of Devon is seized in midocean by a devious group of men plucked from a floating wreck, Philip is forced to accompany these gentlemen of fortune on their murderous expeditions. Like it or not, Philip Marsham is now a pirate--with only the hangman awaiting his return to England.

With its bloody battles, brutal buccaneers, and bold, spirited hero, this rousing tale will enthrall young listeners in search of seafaring adventure.
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PlumfieldCH | 14 andre anmeldelser | Sep 22, 2023 |
This story has been described as kind of like Treasure Island, but I thought it went beyond that classic tale, with plenty of nautical jargon and historical references to flesh this out into an interesting adult read.
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fuzzi | 14 andre anmeldelser | Feb 25, 2023 |
It was a bit hard for me to read, language wise. I can remember trying to read this when I was a runt, and failing. If I could get a little more comfortable with the writing style, this would probably pose as a thoroughly adventurous, ‘dun dun dun’ sort of tale. I was fully invested by the end, so perhaps that’s how long it took me to adapt. I imagine with future readings my appreciation for this book will grow. (I read another book by this author that didn't have the "sea" language, and I quite enjoyed it.) So I worry that this book's trickiness to read gives it some undeserved wrath. Stick with it, and the tale actually gets fairly compelling.… (mere)
 
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Allyoopsi | 14 andre anmeldelser | Jun 22, 2022 |
This book has a lot of intrigue and a sense of adventure. Charles Hawes really has “adventure” going for his writing. I feel like I can’t use that word enough.
However… this issue here is the hovering sense of racism. Although our heroes are unwittingly tricked into partaking in the slave trade, and disapprove, their main foe is “the blacks”. And considering what the main characters are doing in Africa, it’s hard to view the Africans as much of a villain. Africans attack and kill and provide a sense of danger, but there’s no real moral security in who you want to triumph. The attacks were written well (adventure!) but I wasn’t really on the side of our “heroes”. It is played out so there’s blackmail and the narrator is young and just trying to protect his uncle, etc… but that doesn’t make one believe the Africans are in the wrong. There were indeed internal villains in the group, and that was much more satisfying.
Overall, I enjoyed it. It toes the line, but it’s a decent, yeah, adventure.
… (mere)
 
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Allyoopsi | 1 anden anmeldelse | Jun 22, 2022 |

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Medlemmer
834
Popularitet
#30,629
Vurdering
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Anmeldelser
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ISBN
70
Sprog
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