The Offshore Pirate

Author: F. Scott Fitzgerald
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 1443435171
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Beautiful and rebellious, young aristocrat Ardita Farnam finds herself at the mercy of pirates when her uncle’s yacht is taken over by musicians-turned-armed robbers, Curtis Carlyle and his Six Black Buddies. Fleeing south with Curtis and his band, Ardita, egotist though she is, finds she is more interested in the pirate leader than in her own precarious situation. “The Offshore Pirate” was included in author F. Scott Fitzgerald’s first collection of short stories, Flappers and Philosophers and, in 2013, was the basis for a short film of the same title set in the Cook Islands. HarperPerennial Classics brings great works of literature to life in digital format, upholding the highest standards in ebook production and celebrating reading in all its forms. Look for more titles in the HarperPerennial Classics collection to build your digital library.

The Offshore Pirate

Author: Francis Scott Fitzgerald
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ISBN: 9781973497059
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* Book : The Offshore Pirate* Biography* BibliographyThis unlikely story begins on a sea that was a blue dream, as colorful as blue-silk stockings, and beneath a sky as blue as the irises of children's eyes. From the western half of the sky the sun was shying little golden disks at the sea if you gazed intently enough you could see them skip from wave tip to wave tip until they joined a broad collar of golden coin that was collectinghalf a mile out and would eventually be a dazzling sunset.About half-way between the Florida shore and the golden collar a white steam-yacht, very young and graceful, was riding at anchor and under a blue-and-white awning aft a yellowhaired girl reclined in a wicker settee reading The Revolt of the Angels, by Anatole France.She was about nineteen, slender and supple, with a spoiled alluring mouth and quick gray eyes full of a radiant curiosity. Her feet, stockingless, and adorned rather than clad in bluesatin slippers which swung nonchalantly from her toes, were perched on the arm of a settee adjoining the one she occupied. And as she read she intermittently regaled herself by a faint application to her tongue of a half-lemon that she held in her hand. The other half, sucked dry, lay on the deck at her feet and rocked very gently to and fro at the almost imperceptible motion of the tide...

The Offshore Pirate

Author: Francis Fitzgerald
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781985276055
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This unlikely story begins on a sea that was a blue dream, as colorful as blue-silk stockings, and beneath a sky as blue as the irises of children's eyes. From the western half of the sky the sun was shying little golden disks at the sea-if you gazed intently enough you could see them skip from wave tip to wave tip until they joined a broad collar of golden coin that was collecting half a mile out and would eventually be a dazzling sunset. About half-way between the Florida shore and the golden collar a white steam-yacht, very young and graceful, was riding at anchor and under a blue-and-white awning aft a yellow-haired girl reclined in a wicker settee reading The Revolt of the Angels, by Anatole France. She was about nineteen, slender and supple, with a spoiled alluring mouth and quick gray eyes full of a radiant curiosity. Her feet, stockingless, and adorned rather than clad in blue-satin slippers which swung nonchalantly from her toes, were perched on the arm of a settee adjoining the one she occupied.

F S Fitzgerald The Offshore Pirate

Author: Francis Scott Fitzgerald
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781537525488
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Beautiful and rebellious, young aristocrat Ardita Farnam finds herself at the mercy of pirates when her uncle's yacht is taken over by musicians-turned-armed robbers, Curtis Carlyle and his Six Black Buddies. Fleeing south with Curtis and his band, Ardita, egotist though she is, finds she is more interested in the pirate leader than in her own precarious situation.

Writing Jazz

Author: Nicholas M. Evans
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 9780815322269
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Significant underestimates of cooling loads can result from the use of rural temperature data. This guide presents the results of long-term measurements of air temperatures at 80 sites around London and includes on a diskette a design tool to allow the designer to modify Bracknell temperature data. It also outlines techniques to reduce the effects of the Central London heat island by careful design of the building and its surroundings.

Pirate Gold The Real Story Behind The Offshore Radio Stations Of The 1960s

Author: Brian Lister
Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc
ISBN: 0244324026
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Fifty years ago, after a long delay, the government acted to close down the dozen or so pirate radio stations which had sprung up around the British coast. Many of the stories about those ships and offshore forts, and the personalities involved, are well known, but this book asks intriguing questions about what was really going on behind the scenes. It is common to conflate the rise of the UK pirate radio stations with the liberation struggles going on at the same time: civil rights protests, anti-war movements, student unrest and increasingly liberal attitudes to sex. Fifty years on we can appreciate the reality: the people behind the early offshore stations were frequently motivated by very different agendas and often the ships and forts were simply pawns in much bigger power games. Pirate Gold shines a light on the social, political and technological background to the rise of the UK offshore pirate stations and their lasting effect on British radio broadcasting.

Fitzgerald S Craft Of Short Fiction

Author: Alice Hall Petry
Publisher: University of Alabama Press
ISBN: 9780817305475
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Normal 0 false false false MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 Fitzgerald's Craft of Short Fiction offers the first comprehensive study of the four collections of short stories that F. Scott Fitzgerald (1896-1940) prepared for publication during his lifetime: Flappers and Philosophers (1920), Tales of the Jazz Age (1922), All the Sad Young Men (1926), and Taps at Reveille (1935). These authorized collections—which include works from the entire range of Fitzgerald's career, from his undergraduate days at Princeton to his final contributions to Esquire magazine—provide an ideal overview of his development as a short story writer. Originally published in 1989, this volume draws upon Fitzgerald's copious personal correspondence, biographical studies, and all available criticism, and analyzes how Fitzgerald perceived his achievements as a writer of short fiction from both artistic and commercial standpoints. Petry pays close attention to the individual stories, exploring how Fitzgerald's growing technical expertise and the evolution of his themes reflect changes in his personal life.

Critical Companion To F Scott Fitzgerald

Author: Mary Jo Tate
Publisher: Infobase Publishing
ISBN: 1438108451
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Examines the life and works of F. Scott Fitzgerald including detailed synopses of a variety of his works, character descriptions, important places Fitzgerald lived and wrote about, biographies of family, friends, and contemporaries, and more.

The Pirate Story Megapack

Author: Robert E. Howard
Publisher: Wildside Press LLC
ISBN: 1479408948
Size: 19.46 MB
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Pirates! Here are tales of the seven seas (and beyond) by some of the greats of nautical fiction. From classics like "Treasure Island" and "The Ghost Pirates, to pulp tales by Robert E. Howard and J. Allan Dunn to modern swashbucklers set in fantasy worlds, "The Pirate Story Megapack" is a thrill-a-minute compilation of more than 3,100 pages of great pirate tales, both historical and set in fantasy world. And not all pirates sail the seas... Included are: THE GOLDEN DOLPHIN, by J. Allan Dunn A SET OF ROGUES, by Frank Barrett THE OFFSHORE PIRATE, by F. Scott Fitzgerald A BRUSH WITH THE CHINESE, by G.A. Henty THE MERCHANTMAN AND THE PIRATE, by Charles Reade THE TREASURE OF THE SEAS, by James De Mille THE PIRATE WOMAN, by Captain Dingle THE MAROONER, by J. Allan Dunn TREASURE ISLAND, by Robert Louis Stevenson OUR PIRATE HOARD, by Thomas A. Janvier THE PIRATE, by Frederick Marryat THE ROVER’S SECRET, by Harry Collingwood THE MADMAN AND THE PIRATE, by R.M. Ballantyne WOLVES OF THE SEA, by Randall Parrish THE IRON PIRATE, by Max Pemberton FORCED LUCK, by J. Allan Dunn THE PIRATE SHARK, by Elliott Whitney THE FROZEN PIRATE, by W. Clark Russell THE PIRATE ISLAND, by Harry Collingwood THE GHOST OF CAPTAIN BRAND, by Howard Pyle BLACK VULMEA’S VENGEANCE, by Robert E. Howard THE GHOST PIRATES, by William Hope Hodgson THE PIRATES OF CALUUR, by John Gregory Betancourt THE BROTHERS LAMMIAT, by John Gregory Betancourt SEA-CHILD, by Cynthia Ward And if you enjoy this volume, don't forget to search your favorite ebook store for "Wildside Press Megapack" to see all the other entries in this great series, covering science fiction, fantasy, horror, mysteries, westerns, classics -- and much, much more!