Melissa Pelkey Pelkey itibaren Grabów, Polonya
this was one of my favorite lord of the underworld books :) GENA YOU ARE AMAZING
Loved this gothic novel! Reminiscent of Wuthering Heights and Jane Eyre.
Bit of nostalgia. I must have read this in my teens in 60s and recalled loving it. I kept that 1951 printing of the paperback and by now it is sans cover, yellowed and in several pieces but it was still a decent read although now no longer seemed as wildly romantic as back then. In fact, the romance took a definite back seat to the buckling and swashing. There was some surprisingly introspective musing on love and relationships by Johnnie for a book written by a man in this era but the actual interactions with his love interest were limited. Johnnie did not fit the pattern of a bodice ripper alpha male- he was too polite and willing to be swayed. I had forgotten that the setting was the early days of the French & Indian War but apart from some talk about declarations of war, supplying British troops, a hostile encounter with French ships and mentions of the French in Canada there was little actual war content. Excellent descriptions of life aboard ship both as impressed seamen and as pirates/privateers. The info about fashion and society seemed accurate and well depicted. Overall this reminded me a bit of books by Bernard Cornwell- lots of action but also plenty of character/emotion and emphasis on personal honor. Could not find much about the author apart from the page at the front which states that White was a Canadian who enlisted in the Cameron Highlanders at age 16. He later became a pro boxer, a log-roller, forest ranger, sheriff's deputy, detective and then writer. There was a Leslie T White on IMDB who was story or screenplay writer for a number of films in the 30s/40s. Some of his bio details match the book's author. There's a sketch in the front of my PB that makes him look Hemingwayesqe with nautical cap and pipe. Discovered my 1963 diary. First read it in November of that year and gave it 4+ stars