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ISBN: 1434636887
Author: Robert Michael Ballantyne
Language: English
Publisher: BiblioBazaar (July 9, 2007)
Pages: 252
Category: Genre Fiction
Subcategory: Literature
Rating: 4.7
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The wrinkles that surrounded that mouth were innumerable, and each wrinkle was a distinct and separate smile; so that, whether pursing or expanding, it was at all times rippling with an expression of tender benignity

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The Pirate City-by RM Ballantyne. Chapter one. Opens the tale. This little old lady plays no part in our tale; nevertheless she meritspassing introduction as being the grandmother of our hero, a Sicilianyouth of nineteen, who, at the time we write of, sat on a stool at herfeet engaged in earnest conversation.

Читай онлайн книгу The Pirate City: An Algerine Tale на сайте или через приложение ЛитРес Читай. Unfolds a Little of the Tale. Another and a very different vessel chanced to be floating in those seas at the time the Sicilian trader set sail.

Not long afterwards the grey light of day began to tip the domes andminarets of the pirate city, and with it began the soft hum of a Mohammedans are early risers, and even pirates deemed itconsistent with their calling to commence the day with formal-not tosay.

Robert Michael Ballantyne (1825-1894), A Short Biography, with acknowledgements to Chambers Biographical .

Robert Michael Ballantyne (1825-1894), A Short Biography, with acknowledgements to Chambers Biographical Dictionary. Scottish author of boys' books, born in Edinburgh, a nephew of James and John Ballantyne, the printers. These transcriptions of books by various nineteenth century authors of instructive books for teenagers, were made during the period 1997 to the present day by Athelstane e-Books. Most of the books are concerned with the sea, but in any case all will give a good idea of life in the nineteenth century. This of course includes attitudes prevalent at the time, but frowned upon nowadays.

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Chapter One. Shows the Light in which Consuls were Regarded by Pirates, and tells of a Cruel Separation and a Stunning Blow. Chapter Two. Reveals something Surprising in Regard to European Forbearance And Piratic Impudence. Introduces the Reader to the Pirate City, and to a Few of its Peculiarities and Practices.

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Robert Michael Ballantyne (24 April 1825 – 8 February 1894) was a Scottish author of juvenile fiction who wrote more than 100 books. The Ocean and its Wonders (1874). The Pirate City: An Algerine Tale (1874).

Robert Michael Ballantyne (24 April 1825 – 8 February 1894) was a Scottish author of juvenile fiction who wrote more than 100 books Contents. The Butterfly's Ball and the Grasshopper's Feast (1874). The Story of the Rock (1875).

This is a pre-1923 historical reproduction that was curated for quality. Quality assurance was conducted on each of these books in an attempt to remove books with imperfections introduced by the digitization process. Though we have made best efforts - the books may have occasional errors that do not impede the reading experience. We believe this work is culturally important and have elected to bring the book back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide. This text refers to the Bibliobazaar edition.


We are reading The Pirate City for our literature for homeschool. My students are 12 and 15. Interestingly it involves the Mohammedans (dated title for Muslims), Israelites and the Christians (Europeans). It's an exciting story that depicts the posture of the 19th century of all three groups towards one another. Mr.Ballantyne offers a first-hand glimpse into a locale known for piracy, plunder, slavery, and political maneuverings while guiding the reader through the Algiers of old. He provides much appeal in this story for boys - lots of action. We are about half-way through the book, so I will update when we have finished.

One non-PC point: It is clear that the slaves are mainly the Christians from Europe, with a few Israelites - a detail left out of the government school curriculum, and the history of slavery in general. (The politically correct term in the 21st century is Human Trafficking - and oddly enough involves many racial groups.)
R. M. Ballantyne (1825-1894) was a prolific Scottish author who wrote adventure books. Most of his stories are based on first hand knowledge. This book, probably written in 1874, is both an adventure as well as a look at the life in 19th century Algiers at about 1815. The historical aspect of the story is very interesting. Leaders in this city were highly corrupt and did not live long. Captured sailors and passengers were used as slaves and worked until they dropped. The story has good plot and the characters are well developed. Although written in the style of English used over 130 years ago, the book is easy to read. When you think of books written about pirates and slavery you tend to think of the West coast of Africa and the Caribbean. This story takes place in the Mediterranean. I would recommend this book.
Good book, some descriptions a bit long, but that may also be an 19th century writer and 21st century reader issue. Still recommend. I think that it was as early book by the author, which may explain some of it. We have other works of his that we like better, such as "Red Rooney" and "Martin Rattler". I read somewhere that the author actually lived the role before writing about it, including being a pirate!
Adventure of Christians taken captive in the pirate city of Algiers. Will give young readers a vivid picture of how Christians (and Jews) fared under Muslim despots. Parents must decide if their kids can process that appropriately.
Victorian-style tale of Barbary Pirates intertwined with factual history of North Aftica in the 18th and 19th centuries. This tale weaves together characters from several different countries.
I read this aloud with my young girls and we all enjoyed it and learned much of the era and area. I had never before realised the extent of the "white" slave trade.
One of the best fictions books I have read. A historical novel on the 19th century Algerine pirates who captured and enslaved Europeans. This book lacks nothing- excellent character development, vivid and entertaining style, action filled vinettes… This is the type of book that could never be made into a film- it is too great. Should be read by all boys.

"He waited for no reply, but at once sprang to the big gun, which had been re-loaded with a charge so miscellaneous that the sable Manqua grinned with satisfaction as he endeavoured to ram it home."
A merchant and his two sons leave Sicily on a voyage, and are taken captive by a pirate from Algiers. They are enslaved, and during their many exciting adventures, we learn of the way of life in the pirate city. There is plenty of history included, along with some of the terrible ways of enforcing discipline which were used. Our main characters behave nobly, rise and fall in favor with the Deys (title of the king of Algiers), and eventually make their escape when all the slaves in Algiers were freed by the British.

I appreciate the fact that Ballantyne's historical adventures are explicitly Christian. In this one, the gospel is presented to a dying man in the slaves' prison.

Until reading this book, I had no idea about much of the history of Algiers, and this book was an easy and exciting way to learn.

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