Книги в жанре «Исторические приключения» (926 книг)

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01. The Scarlet Pimpernel Читать →

Автор: The year is 1793, the darkest days of the French revolution, and little Charles-LГ©on is ill. The delicate son of Louise and Bastien de Croissy is recommended country air, but travel permits are needed and impossible to come by. Louise's friend, Josette, believes she knows a way out. For Josette is convinced that her hero,…

02. SzkarЕ‚atny Kwiat Читать →

Автор: Francja czasГіw Wielkiej Rewolucji. Szaleje terror. Diabelski wynalazek – gilotyna – pozbawia Ејycia tysiД…ce arystokratГіw. Lecz oto pojawia siД™ SzkarЕ‚atny Pimpernel. Szlachetny Е›miaЕ‚ek ratuje od Е›mierci niewinnych ludzi, organizujД…c ich brawurowe ucieczki do Anglii. WkrГіtce jednak nad jego gЕ‚owД… zbierajД… siД™ czarne chmury. PiД™kna MaЕ‚gorzata St. Just zostaje zmuszona do zdemaskowania tajemniczego bohatera albo… zginie jej…

03. Sharpe's Triumph Читать →

Автор: In a battery of events that will make a hero out of an illiterate private, a young Richard Sharpe poses as the enemy to bring down a ruthless Indian dictator backed by fearsome French troops. The year is 1799, and Richard Sharpe is just beginning his military…

04. Der Erbe des Radscha Читать →

Автор: Indien heißt das neue Ziel der Abenteurer. Hier treten sie in die Dienste der berüchtigten Ostindien-Kompanie und geraten mitten in die politischen Wirren des hart heimgesuchten Landes. Tscham, ein junger Eingeborener, will den unterdrückten Bauern helfen: sein Mordpfeil gilt dem reichen Radscha von Bihar. Doch dann erfährt er am eigenen Leibe, wer die eigentlichen Unterdrücker…

05. Steel Читать →

Автор: It was a slender length of rusted steel, tapered to a point at one end and jagged at the other, as if it had broken. A thousand people would step over it and think it trash, but not her. This was the tip of a rapier. Sixteen-year-old Jill has fought in dozens of fencing tournaments, but…

06. A Ship of the Line Читать →

Автор: Captain Horatio Hornblower was reading a smudgy proof which the printers had just sent round to his lodgings. “To all Young Men of Spirit,” he said. “Seamen, Landsmen, and Boys, who wish to strike a Blow for Freedom and to cause the Corsican Tyrant to wish that he had never dared the Wrath of these…

07. Flying Colours Читать →

Автор: Captain Hornblower was walking up and down along the sector of the ramparts of Rosas, delimited by two sentries with loaded muskets, which the commandant had granted him for exercise. Overhead shone the bright autumn sun of the Mediterranean, hanging in a blue Mediterranean sky and shining on the Mediterranean blue of Rosas Bay—the blue…

08. Hornblower and the Atropos Читать →

Автор: Having climbed up through the locks, the canal boat was now winding over the pleasant Cotswold country. Hornblower was bubbling with good spirits, on his way to take up a new command, seeing new sights, travelling in an entirely new way, at a moment when the entirely unpredictable English weather had decided to stage a…

09. Hornblower and the Crisis Читать →

Автор: Captain Hornblower, after two hard years on blockade at Brest, has relinquished the helm of the Hotspur. He has no ship, only the promise of one. Meanwhile there are battles to be fought.

10. Hornblower and the Hotspur Читать →

Автор: “REPEAT after me,” said the parson. “‘I Horatio, take thee, Maria Ellen—’” The thought came up in Hornblower’s mind that these were the last few seconds in which he could withdraw from doing something which he knew to be ill-considered. Maria was not the right woman to be his wife, even admitting that he was…

11. Hornblower and the Widow McCool Читать →

Автор: (Published in the US as: “Hornblower’s temptation”)The Channel fleet was taking shelter at last. The roaring westerly gales had worked up to such a pitch that timber and canvas and cordage could withstand them no longer, and nineteen ships of the line and seven frigates, with Admiral Lord Bridport flying his flag in HMS Victory,…

12. Hornblower in the West Indies Читать →

Автор: Rear admiral Lord Hornblower, for all his proud appointment as Commander-in-Chief of His Majesty’s Ships and Vessels in the West Indies, paid his official visit to New Orleans in HM schooner Crab, only mounting two six-pounders and with a crew of no more than sixteen men, not counting supernumeraries. His Britannic Majesty’s Consul-General at New…

13. Hornblower's charitable offering Читать →

Автор: HMS Sutherland of two decks and seventyfour guns, Captain Horatio Hornblower, was on her way north from Gibraltar to her rendezvous in the Western Mediterranean. To port lay the coast of Spain; to starboard, and barely in sight, just peeping over the horizon, lay the hilltops of one of the Balearic Islands, Ibiza. Spain was…

14. Lieutenant Hornblower Читать →

Автор: Lieutenant William Bush came on board HMS Renown as she lay at anchor in the Hamoaze and reported himself to the officer of the watch, who was a tall and rather gangling individual with hollow cheeks and a melancholy cast of countenance, whose uniform looked as if it had been put on in the dark…

15. Lord Hornblower Читать →

Автор: The chapel stall of carved oak on which Sir Horatio Hornblower was sitting was most uncomfortable, and the sermon which the Dean of Westminster was preaching was deadly dull. Hornblower fidgeted like a child, and like a child he peered round the chapel and at the congregation to distract his mind from his physical troubles.…

16. Mr. Midshipman Hornblower Читать →

Автор: A January gale was roaring up the Channel, blustering loudly, and bearing in its bosom rain squalls whose big drops rattled loudly on the tarpaulin clothing of those among the officers and men whose duties kept them on deck. So hard and so long had the gale blown that even in the sheltered waters of…

17. The Commodore Читать →

Автор: Captain Sir Horatio Hornblower sat in his bath, regarding with distaste his legs dangling over the end. They were thin and hairy, and recalled to his mind the legs of the spiders he had seen in Central America. It was hard to think about anything except his legs, seeing how much they were forced upon…

18. The Happy Return Читать →

Автор: (Published in the US as: “Beat To Quarters”)…

19. The Last Encounter Читать →

Автор: Admiral of the Fleet Lord Hornblower sat with his glass of port before him alone at his diningtable at Smallbridge, it was a moment of supreme comfort. There was heavy rain beating against the windows; there had been unending rain for days now, as a climax to one of the wettest springs in local memory.…

20. Адмирал Хорнблауэр в Вест-Индии Читать →

Автор: Перевод Е. Доброхотовой-МайковойКонтр-адмирал лорд Хорнблауэр хоть именовался громко – главнокомандующий Его Величества кораблями и судами в Вест-Индии – с официальным визитом в Новый Орлеан прибыл на Его Величества шхуне «Краб», имевшей на вооружении всего две шестифунтовые пушки и команду в шестнадцать человек, не считая сверхштатных. Его Британского Величества генеральный консул в Новом Орлеане, мистер Клудсли…