The Dark Frigate Summary
Charles Boardman Hawes

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The Dark Frigate Summary

A tale of adventure set at sea, The Dark Frigate chronicles the moral dilemma of Philip Marsham, a young lad forced into the service of pirates. Hawes portrays the pirates who capture Philip's ship, the Rose of Devon, as predominantly evil men. In his quest for literary realism, Hawes overturns some almost sacred conventions of the romantic adventure story: Philip does not marry the tavern maid to whom he had been betrothed...

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