Moonfleet by John Meade FalknerMoonfleet by John Meade Falkner


byJohn Meade Falkner

Paperback | March 7, 2011

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A thrilling adventure story of smuggling, cursed treasure, code-cracking, injustice, revenge and friendship.

Orphaned John Trenchard grows up in the vollage of Moonfleet with his aunt, entranced by the local legend of the ghostly Blackbeard, who rises each winter night to search for his lost diamond. While conducting his own hunt for the treasure, John is trapped in the church crypt and discovers the true secret of the village: smuggling. Taken under the wing of the gruff innkeeper and chief smuggler, Elzevir Block, John begins a dangerous adventure which will see him in a hair-raising chase along a precarious cliff path and deciphering a hidden code in an ancient castle. Moonfleet is a thrilling story of revenge and betrayal, of loyalty and great sacrifice, but is above all a story about friendship.
JOHN MEADE FALKNER was born in Wiltshire in 1858. He worked as a teacher at Derby school, and climbed through the ranks of a large Newcastle arms manufacturer to become its director in 1901, after working for the company founder as his family's tutor for many years. After retiring in 1926, Falkner became honorary librarian to the dean ...
Title:MoonfleetFormat:PaperbackDimensions:272 pages, 7.81 × 5.06 × 0.62 inPublished:March 7, 2011Publisher:Random House UKLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0099541122

ISBN - 13:9780099541127

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Rated 1 out of 5 by from Good Plot I found the book to be quite boring. The plot was very good, but the author streched it out way too much. The book overall sucked. However, its still better than Out of The Ashes
Date published: 2006-05-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Moonfleet I find Moonfleet a great book for adolescents. It is full of suspense, foreshadowing, irony, and symbolism. It's themes deal with many stuggles that teenagers go through such as acceptance, relationships and the attaining of independence materialism. Although its readablity is high, what person does not love the search for "life's treasures."
Date published: 2001-05-15
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Could have been Better I found the book to be rather slow. It was well written but it could have been better if it were more suspenseful. There was so much detail about little things that it made the book boring.
Date published: 2001-03-13