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ON STRANGER TIDES

Powers, Tim

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ISBN 10: 0441626831 / ISBN 13: 9780441626830
Editore: Ace Books, New York, 1987
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Inscribed by Powers on the title page, "For Dick, Excellent book dealer! Cheers, Tim Powers, 11/14/87." "A most likable oddity in today's flood of formulaic fantasies." Baron, Fantasy Literature 4A-209. Dust jacket illustrated by James Gurney. Basis for the recent Disney Pirates of the Carribean film. Fine in fine and bright dust jacket. Codice inventario libreria 31835

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Titolo: ON STRANGER TIDES

Casa editrice: Ace Books, New York

Data di pubblicazione: 1987

Legatura: Hardcover

Illustratore: James Gurney

Condizione sovraccoperta: Dust Jacket Included

autografato: Inscribed

Edizione: First edition, first printing

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“Powers writes action and adventure that Indiana Jones could only dream of.”
Washington Post

“Tim Powers is a brilliant writer.”
—William Gibson

The remarkable Tim Powers—who ingeniously married the John Le Carrè spy novel to the otherworldly in his critically acclaimed Declare—brings us pirate adventure with a dazzling difference. On Stranger Tides features Blackbeard, ghosts, voodoo, zombies, the fable Fountain of Youth...and more swashbuckling action than you could shake a cutlass at, as reluctant buccaneer John Shandy braves all manner of peril, natural and supernatural, to rescue his ensorcelled love. Nominated for the Locus and World Fantasy Awards, On Stranger Tides is the book that inspired the motion picture Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides—non-stop, breathtaking fiction from the genius imagination that conceived Last Call, Expiration Date, and Three Days to Never.

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Aboard the Vociferous Carmichael puppeteer John Chandagnac is sailing toward Jamaica to claim his stolen birthright from an unscrupulous uncle when the vessel is captured...by pirates! Offered a choice by Captain Phil Davies to join their seafaring band or die, Chandagnac assumes the name John Shandy and a new life as a brigand. But more than swashbuckling sea battles and fabulous plunder await the novice buccaneer on the roiling Caribbean waters—for treachery and powerful vodun sorcery are coins of the realm in this dark new world. And for the love of beautiful, magically imperiled Beth Hurwood, Shandy will set sail on even stranger tides, following the savage, ghost-infested pirate king Blackbeard and a motley crew of the living and the dead to the cursed nightmare banks of the fabled Fountain of Youth.

The novel that inspired the motion picture Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides

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