Captain Blood

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The Count of Monte Cristo

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The Scarlet Pimpernel

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The Princess Bride

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Treasure Island

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The Lies of Locke Lamora (Gentleman Bastard, #1)

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The Prisoner of Zenda (The Ruritania Trilogy #2)

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The Sea-Hawk

The Sea-HawkOliver Tressilian, a Cornish gentleman who helped the English defeat the Spanish Armada, is betrayed by his ruthless half brother and seeks refuge in the Middle East, where he takes on a new role as a Barbary pirate.

Kidnapped (David Balfour, #1)

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The Black Arrow

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The Man in the Iron Mask (The D'Artagnan Romances, #3.4)

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Doré's Illustrations for Don Quixote

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