Mon, 8 Jan 2007

Among Malay Pirates

— SjG @ 9:22 pm

G. A. Henty, 1905, read as a Project Gutenberg e-text from

This is actually a collection of action/adventure stories; only the first of which has anything to do with Malay pirates. I’d dismiss the collection as forgettable adventure fluff, except for the fact that several of the stories have flights of pedagogical exposition on the part of one character or another which give a fascinating insight into some British end-of-the-empire ideas and beliefs.

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