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A Privateer's Fortune

by Alice Jones
introduction by Dan Conlin
series edited by Gwendolyn Davies

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list price: $16.95
category: Fiction
published: 2002

First published in 1903 under the title Bubbles We Buy, this novel follows the gothic drama of one family from Paris, Italy and England to rural Nova Scotia.

Almost everyone in this novel conceals dark secrets about their past. The recently-dead Captain Bauer was a wealthy merchant who stole a jewel-studded, cursed statue--the Virgin of Wrath--from a cathedral in Brazil.When his grandson discovers it, the family secret is slowly unveiled, setting in motion a tragic and exciting sequence of events including a tainted fortune, hereditary madness, and doomed love.

A Privateer's Fortune is a lush, romantic novel of passion, greed and thwarted desire.

A Formac Fiction Treasures series title.

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About the Authors

Alice Jones

Born in 1853, ALICE JONES, daughter of a prominent Halifax family, began her writing career with magazine articles and short stories while her father was lieutenant governor of the province. The success of her first novel and her second two years later launched her career as a leading Canadian writer of international bestsellers.
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Dan Conlin

DAN CONLIN is Curator of Marine History at the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic, and an authority on Nova Scotia privateering.
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Gwendolyn Davies

Gwendolyn Davies is an emerita professor of English and dean of graduate studies at the University of New Brunswick. She has published or edited six books and over sixty articles and book chapters on pre-1940 Atlantic literature and on the history of the book in Canada. Books include Studies in Maritime Literary History and a scholarly edition of Thomas McCulloch’s The Mephibosheth Stepsure Letters.

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