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eBook The Pirates! In an Adventure with Napoleon: A Novel download ISBN: 0375423982
Author: Gideon Defoe
Publisher: Pantheon; 1st Edition edition (May 19, 2009)
Language: English
Pages: 177
ePub: 1621 kb
Fb2: 1149 kb
Rating: 4.2
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Category: Literature
Subcategory: Genre Fiction

In an Adventure with Napoleon: A Novel. Gideon Defoe The book cover says that he "wrote the Pirates! to convince a woman to leave her boyfriend for him. She didn't".

In an Adventure with Napoleon: A Novel. The book cover says that he "wrote the Pirates! to convince a woman to leave her boyfriend for him.

Another brilliant addition to Defoe's Pirates! series. There was a four year gap between this and the fifth instalment The Pirates! return in their fourth adventure, this time to a desert island to raise bees and argue with Napoleon. There's such a temptation to start quoting some of the hysterical lines in this book, but there are just too many, and a lot of them aren't as funny out of context. Only they seemed to forget to pack the humour in their suitcase for this trip.

Also by Gideon Defoe THE PIRATES! In an adventure with scientists the pirates! . Pirate feet were shuffled. The pirate in green looked like he was about to say something and then stopped himself.

Also by Gideon Defoe THE PIRATES! In an adventure with scientists the pirates! In an adventure with ahab the pirates! IN AN ADVENTURE WITH COMMUNISTS To Evangeline Lilly . Somewhere, a sea-lion barked. Back downstairs in his office the Pirate Captain stood in front of his full-length mirror, scooped a handful of margarine from a little tub and lathered it thoughtfully into his torso. The office was its usual mess of sextants and astrolabes and half-smoked cigars.

The Pirates! In an Adventure with Napoleon is the fourth novel in Gideon Defoe's The Pirates! series. It was released in May 2008

The Pirates! In an Adventure with Napoleon is the fourth novel in Gideon Defoe's The Pirates! series. It was released in May 2008. It comes after the books The Pirates! in an Adventure with Scientists, The Pirates! in an Adventure with Whaling (published in the .

Once again, Gideon Defoe has given us an exciting, swashbuckling tale of lavish tea parties, planning regulations, and raw political ambition. About The Pirates! In an Adventure with Napoleon. After adventures with Charles Darwin, Captain Ahab, and Karl Marx, The Pirate Captain faces off against his toughest-though not his biggest-challenge yet: Napoleon Bonaparte. Gideon Defoe is the author of The Pirates! In An Adventure With Scientists, 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.

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GIDEON DEFOE was born in 1975 and lives in London. In An Adventure with Napoleon. You could be forgiven for thinking he is a bit of a one-trick pony. In An Adventure with Moby Dick, The Pirates! In An Adventure with Communists, and The Pirates! In An Adventure with Napoleon. The moral right of the author has been asserted.

One. Into action under the pirate flag! ‘The best bit about being a pirate,’ said the pirate with gout, ‘is the looting. ‘That’s rubbish!’ said the albino pirate. There was a ten-gallon hat from the Pirates’ Adventure with the Cowboys, and some old bits of tentacle from the Pirates’ Adventure with Squid, as well as several Post-It notes reminding the Pirate Captain to say things like ‘Splice the mainsail!’ or ‘Hard about, lads!’. On the walls there hung several fantastic paintings of the Pirate Captain himself – one of them showed him looking anguished and cradling a dead swan: this painting was titled WHY?

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The Pirates! In an Adventure with Napoleon. But, Pirate Captain, you love being a pirate', said Jennifer. That's because I was looking at piracy through rose-tinted spectacles,' the Captain replied. There's very little job security. The hours are terrible. And I keep finding barnacles in my belly button. The Pirate Captain has finally had enough. Still reeling from the crushing disappointment at the Pirate of the Year Awards, he decides it's time to hang up his hat and ditch his cutlass.

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The Pirate Captain and his merry band of ne’er-do-wells face off against their toughest—but by no means their tallest—challenge yet. Crushed with disappointment at the Pirate of the Year Awards, our Pirate Captain decides that it’s time for a career change. And so with his loyal (if soon-to-be-dismayed) crew, he sets off for St. Helena, a bleak speck of an Atlantic island a thousand miles from anywhere. But the Captain’s plan for a quiet island life of beekeeping (yes, beekeeping) is interrupted by the arrival of a new “visitor” to the island—the recently deposed Napoleon Bonaparte. Will the island’s twenty-eight-mile circumference be big enough to contain two of history’s greatest egos? Has the Pirate Captain finally met his match? And, lest we forget the most important question: which of them has the best hat? The Pirates! In an Adventure with Napoleon is a swashbuckling tale of lavish tea parties, planning regulations, educational museum exhibits, and naked political ambition. And—unlike all of its thrilling predecessors—there is not much ham involved.
Comments: (7)
Xanna
I have just finished reading this for the 3rd time, so obviously I'm a big fan. Defoe's books are smart, funny, innocent and delightful. Even for a cynical bastard like myself ;) It is my sincere hope that we will see more "The Pirates!" books soon.
Thetahuginn
i've read books about pirates and i've read books about Napoleon. Finally, their worlds collide in one book that beats the rest
Gianni_Giant
I highly recommend The Pirates! series to anyone with a sense of humor. All of the novels are excellent and we can't get enough of them. I only wish there were more!
Cezel
so funny! loooooved it!
Boyn
This book is fun to read and funny to boot!
This whole series is well worth the cover price. Get them all!
Talvinl
This is the 4th book of the Pirates! series by Gideon Defoe. These are the previous books, in order:

The Pirates! An Adventure with Scientists

The Pirates! An Adventure with Whaling

The Pirates! An Adventure with Communists.

The best way to describe these books is by saying that they are very, VERY, funny. In fact, a good way to tell if these books are your cuppa is simply to pick up one and read the first page - if you haven't laughed out loud by the end of that page, this may not be for you. Me, I couldn't get past the first paragraph.

They are about the adventures of Pirate Captain, an egotistical and woefully dimwitted, vapid leader of a the most oddball crew ever to hit the high seas . Except for Jennifer, the Victorian lady who decided to become a pirate, they aren't mentioned by name, and instead by description. There's the pirate with the long legs, or the pirate with the red scarf. There's the sassy pirate, and my favorite, the pirate with the nut allergy. (And in this book we meet a new crew member - the pirate who's arm candy.)

In each of these books, the inept Pirate Captain leads this crew into some absurd adventure, to which they loyally follow him. In this book. Pirate Captain loses a contest for "Pirate of the Year", and decides he's going to become a beekeeper. He ends up buying a fake deed to the island of St. Helena, where he runs into the equally egotistical Napolean Bonaparte. They end up vying for the same position - Head of the St. Helena Resident's Association.

This summary really does little service to express how very witty and funny these books are. They are quick reads - you easily read them in one or two sittings. They can also be read in any order, although I recommend starting with the first just to get better acquainted with the characters.

So often with series like this, the books start to fade in quality. But this isn't the case here, and frankly, I don't know how Defoe does it.

Highly recommended.
Mezilabar
I bought the series on a whim to try out new books. I am so glad I did. They are so hilarious and easy to read. Perfect for lazing about in a hammock, getting lost in adventure. I highly recommend them. My favorite so far is the first one (scientists), but I have yet to read the last one yet.
Gideon Defoe's Pirate! adventure series could quite possibly be one of the most cleverly conceived treatises on existentialism yet conceived. Sure, each installment is anachronistic, brief, side-splittingly funny, or what the erudites term "humorous", and given the fact that the whole series not-so-subtly gains its impetus from Defoe's unrequited love, is besides the point. Doesn't existentialism entail all of the above anyway?

In any case, take Defoe's latest exposition, The Pirates! in an Adventure with Napoleon, whereby our faithful and true Pirate Captain takes a brief respite to ponder his place in the pirate world, and whether perhaps beekeeping or even the unparalleled superciliousness of an exiled Napoleon can provide some meaning or contentment in this lifetime. For it is here that our fearless captain comes to a realization all Pirate Captains must eventually consider:

The Pirate Captain sighed. `Well then, I suppose we'd better go and see what's more interesting than me.'

Beyond the philosophical reverberations of the work, we have the usual salty complement to offset the dueling shenanigans of the Pirate Captain and Napoleon; specifically, the pirate with a scarf, the pirate in green, and Jennifer the Victorian all lend a supporting hand. As this is a work of action and adventure, while reading of luxurious beards, ham and the highly democratic war over the St. Helena Residents' association, take heed and consider your place in the pirate world.