The Tigers of Mompracem are a band of rebel pirates fighting against the colonial power of the Dutch and British empires. They are lead by Sandokan, the indomitable "Tiger of Malaysia," and his faithful friend Yanez de Gomera, a Portuguese wanderer and adventurer. After twelve years of spilling blood and spreading terror throughout Malaysia, Sandokan has reached the height of his power, but when the pirate learns of the existence of the "Pearl of Labuan," his fortunes begin to change...
Travel, adventure, romance, capture, rescue, betrayal, battles on land, battles at sea, hurricanes, an exotic Malaysian backdrop, and an irony loving sidekick are but a few of the elements that have made this novel a classic.
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"Great retro, daggers-clenched-in-teeth, bloodthirsty pirate, swashbuckling fun. Salgari is much under-appreciated in the English speaking world." Don, Goodreads.com
"Great adventure story about pirates in Malaysia. There is a love story at the heart of this swashbuckling tale but mainly it is about a cunning group of outlaws outsmarting the powers that be with clever tricks and a blatant disregard for their own safety. Easy reading. I am surprised it hasn't become a movie series." ~ Philip Lane, Goodreads.com
"Salgari's pirate tale is chock full of action, [like] the better dime-novel adventures of the late 19th-early 20th century, Douglas Fairbanks'Sr. swashbuckling movies, or the Indiana Jones films -- this is the sort of thing Salgari has put to paper." ~ George Dodds, Sfsite.com
In my search for the best in historical,swashbuckler-type adventure fiction, I have more than once stumbled across thename of Emilio Salgari. Having now read the first book, Sandokan: The Tigers of Mompracem, I must saythat I can see what all the fuss is about, but I would have seen it all evenbetter had I been able to read the book when I was about thirteen. The story ofa vicious, revenge-obsessed pirate who suddenly falls inlove, causing everything to change for him, is full of the kind of melodrama,and spurts of blood, that I would have loved at that age. ~ Elijah Kinch Spector
This tale captivates the reader and sweeps him/her back in time on a whirlwind ride through storm-swept seas and lush tropical jungles inhabited by dangerous beasts. ~ Cindy Vallar, Pirates and Privateers
"The book really flies from adventure to adventure. Most of the short chapters end on an insane cliff-hanger. I would imagine if you were reading this as a chapter book with a kid, the story layout would be fun. Anyhow, the book is a blast. I can see why it's an old, beloved children's book." ~ Cindy, Goodreads.com
Selected by Julia Eccleshare's 1001 Children's Books You Must Read Before You Grow Up.
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Descrizione libro iUniverse, 2003. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. book. Codice libro della libreria 595291333
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