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Captain Pamphile

Author: Alexandre Dumas; Andrew Brown, (Literary translator)
Publisher: London : Hesperus, 2006.
Series: Hesperus classics.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In the fashionable social circles of 1831, the vogue is to collect one's own menagerie, and a demand soon sets in for weird and wonderful animals from the four corners of the world. Musing over how a monkey (James I), a bear (Tom), and a turtle (Gazelle) came to inhabit the same Parisian drawing room, Dumas introduces Captain Pamphile, a decidedly unorthodox Provençal sea captain with a specialty for 'liberating'  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Dumas, Alexandre, 1802-1870.
Captain Pamphile.
London : Hesperus, 2006
(OCoLC)654515349
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alexandre Dumas; Andrew Brown, (Literary translator)
ISBN: 9781843911340 1843911345
OCLC Number: 64097890
Language Note: Translated from the French.
Description: xv, 186 pages ; 20 cm.
Series Title: Hesperus classics.
Other Titles: Capitaine Pamphile.
Responsibility: Alexandre Dumas ; [foreword by Tony Robinson] ; translated by Andrew Brown.

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"In the fashionable social circles of 1831, the vogue is to collect one's own menagerie, and a demand soon sets in for weird and wonderful animals from the four corners of the world. Musing over how a monkey (James I), a bear (Tom), and a turtle (Gazelle) came to inhabit the same Parisian drawing room, Dumas introduces Captain Pamphile, a decidedly unorthodox Provençal sea captain with a specialty for 'liberating' unusual species from their native shores. The narrative soon gives way to the story of Pamphile's own life--from his early hunting expeditions, to his daring naval hijackings, and his aberrant involvement in the local slave trade. A dark and distinctly humorous novel, Captain Pamphile is a thrilling adventure story, full of sea battles, defiant mutiny and exotic animals--all headed up by one of Dumas's most intriguing creations, the base yet thoroughly beguiling Captain Pamphile."--Publisher description, inside front cover.

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