From San Francisco across the United States, through England, France, Germany, Austria, the Balkan States to Persia, Afghanistan, China and Japan.
Blackbeard, Bartholemy, Henry Morgan, Captain Kidd and a score of others who flew the black flag in the West Indies and on the Spanish main. Veritable history, more fascinatingth an any fiction under the touch of Stockton's pen.
A delightful fairy tale with a touch of satire. The magic rose and the magic ring have equally the property of making the weaver seem beautiful and lovable. Thackeray illustrated the book himself with many odd drawings.
Note: Gutenberg has the book, but Google Books has the book with Thackeray's original illustrations.
"The finest and most famous example of stories depicting English public school life. A honester, manlier story was never written, for the author had been though it all."
"The finest lesson in patriotism ever written. There surely is no boy 'with soul so dead' as to be unmoved at the story of Philip Nolan, a young army officer, who in a moment of passion cursed his country and was sentenced to 'never hear of the United States again.'"