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Martine Conisby, Lord Wendover, enraged by his five years of slavery on a Spanish galleon escapes during a sea fight. He is rescued by an English ship. Lord Wendover is determined to avenge this wrong. He returns to England disguised as a tramp just in time to save the beautiful Lady Jane Brandon. The beautiful lady is the daughter of the man he has sworn to punish. They lMartine Conisby, Lord Wendover, enraged by his five years of slavery on a Spanish galleon escapes during a sea fight. He is rescued by an English ship. Lord Wendover is determined to avenge this wrong. He returns to England disguised as a tramp just in time to save the beautiful Lady Jane Brandon. The beautiful lady is the daughter of the man he has sworn to punish. They learn of Black Bartlemy, an infamous pirate who has treasure buried on an island. The two set out in search of treasure....

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Number of Pages : 368 Pages
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Black Bartlemy's Treasure Reviews

  • Tweety
    2019-02-27 01:33

    4 1/2 for Martin Conisby's be moaning his lot. Could have been a 5 Martin Conisby is more animal than human. For the last five years he has been chained to the rowing bench of a galley ship. The hot sun baked his brains till his every waking and dreaming thought was bent on getting revenge. For all his high upbringing, Martin Conisby is a fool. Unable to get beyond his past, he would let everything slip. Fortune, love, happiness and true friendship. None of it matters to his fever ravaged brain. And I became inclined to agree with Adam Penfeather (rogue that he is), that a pistol butt against his head was the only way. On the other hand, maybe that's why he was a fool till the end. A quote from Penfeather himself: "Ha, doth the tap o' my pistol-butt smart yet, Martin? (...) And now," says Adam crossing his arms, "here's the truth on't. I found you a poor wretch bent on vengeance, murder, and a rogues death, which Is pure folly. I offered you riches, the which you refused, and this was arrant folly. I took you for comarde, brought you aboard ship with offer of honest employ which you likewise refused, and here was more folly. Your conduct on board ship was all folly. (...) Martin," says he,"'Tis true you are a fool but your folly harmeth none but yourself!"Yes, buccaneer that he is, Penfeather did the best he could with an unwilling accomplice. And managed to love him for/despite his foolery. I feel rather sorry for Lady Joan, she deeply loved Martin, she saw what he could be, instead of writing him off as a lost cause. But did Martin trust her to love him even when things were black against him? Of course not, he was Martin Conisby, pronounced fool by all. At moments like that I wished Adam could get out his pistol again. Joan was so sweet an patient with Martin and his black moods, she was a true heroine.In case you are wondering, I enjoyed this book, I loved the adventure and now I must sit down and read the "sequel" (the other half in reality). Yes, it leaves off on a cliff hanger. Yes, the publishers decided splitting the book would be more profitable. Of I go to read Martin Conisby's Vengence! Part of me wondered why Martin took so long to get passed his past, then I remembered that this was really just the first half of the book, not a standalone. G-PG Being a book on pirates, Black Bartlemy, A pirate with a hook-hand, treasure, buccaneers and a former galley slave there are multiple murders, we don't see more than a shot. There is a dead man's song, which holds the key to a murderer and a few swears.

  • Hannah
    2019-03-03 21:25

    I set this aside awhile back because I'd paid $.99 for the ebook and it was coded badly, so on the smallest print setting it still showed only four or five sentences per page! I finally broke down and got the free file from Gutenburg, and it was much better.In this swashbuckler, Martin is not simply a man against a villain, or a man against nature; he is primarily a man against himself, as he has a prodigious temper. Things come to hand relatively easy as he and the fair lady are marooned on the island...even with goats for milk and cheese!...but he fights his temper over and over again.Book two, Martin Conisby's Vengeance, follows closely and contains the end of the tale, so...on to it!

  • Gerold Whittaker
    2019-03-21 04:15

    Escaping from a Spanish slave-ship, Martin has only thoughts of one thing: revenge against the man who killed his father and sold him to slavery. Arriving back home he lands up in the stocks for something he didn't do, and then later stows away on a ship captained by the one who freed him from the stocks. This is the start of an adventure where he finds what he is not expecting....A very interesting book in that as the story unfolds, you are unsure who is the pirate, who is the rogue, who is just a plain thief!!. The book is very difficult to read however, due to the usage of old English. Here is a quote "Aye, I do so, and judging from what I know, I do take ye for a very rogue and I'm done with you henceforth."I read the e-book version, downloaded from Project Gutenberg and enjoyed it so much (despite the old English usage) that I immediately downloaded the follow-up book Martin Conisby's Vengeance.This book can be read online right here on Goodreads.

  • Laura
    2019-02-26 22:36

    From BBC radio 4 Extra:Jeffrey Farnol's swashbuckling tale of piracy, love and death on a desert island.

  • Bettie☯
    2019-03-07 03:40

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  • Matthew Elmslie
    2019-03-13 00:38

    This is one of these deals where the hero basically just needs to get his head out of his ass. Comparable to Sabatini in that sense, except that with Sabatini it's the heroine. I was looking forward to this because, hey, Farnol, pirates, how do you go wrong. Farnol has written stuff that's more fun than this.

  • Kori
    2019-03-09 20:14

    "The Frenchman beside me had been dead since dawn. His scarred and shackled body swayed limply back and forth with every sweep of the great oar as we, his less fortunate bench-fellows, tugged and strained to keep time to the stroke." Mr. Farnol brings back the pirate days of the Spanish Main in this stirring book filled with picturesque characters. It is a full-blooded, wholesome novel that captivates the reader. Martine Conisby, Lord Wendover, embittered by his five years of slavery on the Spanish galleon Esmeralda, escapes during a sea fight to an English ship and makes his way back to England, determined to avenge himself on Richard Brandon, who was the cause of his father's death and his own ill-treatment. Broken in body and spirit, he arrives home one night disguised as a tramp, just in time to save from the hands of robbers a beautiful girl, Lady Jane Brandon, the daughter of the man whom he has sworn to punish. In a tavern he meets a pal, Adam Penfeather, who unfolds to him the story of Black Bartlemy, an infamous pirate, and his treasure buried on an island-- treasure of fabuous value that has been the dream and hope of roving adventurers along the Spanish Main for many years. Bit of a language hurdle to get over, but once it's overcome the engrossed reader will eagerly follow the adventures of the treasure seekers who set sail on the good ship Faithful Friend and the unique experiences of Martin and the fair Lady Jane - whose family the hero hated - as they found themselves alone on the island which contained the buried treasure. He will encounter some rogues as bloodthirsty as any pirates who ever sailed the Seven Seas, and discover love episodes that stir the emotions. Mr. Farnol has never made a wider appeal than in this, his first sea story.

  • Simon Mcleish
    2019-03-12 00:21

    Originally published on my blog here in May 1998.Swashbuckling would not have been the same without Jeffery Farnol. He wrote many books in the spirit of the Errol Flynn films of the twenties; this one and its sequel, Martin Conisby's Vengeance, are typical, though among his best. These are the sources parodied affectionately by George Macdonald Fraser's Pyrates.There are plenty of "Ar-hars" and "Wi'a curse" here to parody, but they are fun even today. Black Bartlemy's Treasure is perhaps less good than Martin Conisby's Vengeance; there is a fair amount of padding - about a third of the book is a fairly straight rip-off of Robinson Crusoe, though with an English aristocratic lady as a Man Friday.Martin Conisby is already seeking his vengeance on Sir Richard Brandon, who has ruined him, and arranged his sale as a galley slave into long years of torture. He falls in with a group of buccanneers who are seeking the treasure hoard of the infamous Black Bartlemy, and who take service on a ship with Richard Brandon's cousin and daughter Joan (she is the one stranded on a desert island with Martin). Naturally, he falls in love with Joan, and spends the rest of the book trying to make the agonising decision of foregoing the revenge that has been keeping him going or losing the woman he loves. The island he is stranded on, naturally, turns out to be the one on which the treasure is hidden; but he is only interested in those parts of it which he can use in living on the island - it won't help him with his revenge. Their rescue more or less ends the book, though there are many plot issues remaining to be sorted out in the sequel.

  • Derek Davis
    2019-02-20 01:36

    Interesting what you can pick up online in the public domain. I haven't bought a Kindle, but can still download Kindle books and read them on my Mac. And this public domain stuff is all free – free, I tell you, free! Black Bartlemy is a rip-snorting pirate/shipwrecked island/revenge/romantic lovers tale written in 1920 that holds together on style more than anything else. That and a first-person narrator who is almost always better than he thinks he is and worse than he can accept. Tortured, enflamed, stubborn, vicious, loving – Martin Conisby is quite a guy. The language is as explosive as the character. Amazing what you can do without introducing four-letter words. (A recurring pirate song is the most blood-curdling ditty anyone would not want to hear floating in on the wind.)It's an emotional tour de force, and modern-lit purists might well hate it. The ending is so wracking it demands that you read the sequel RIGHT NOW.

  • Daniel Garrison
    2019-03-01 20:30

    I dithered between the stars...3 or 4? So I guess that makes my rating a 3 1/2, with one caveat - you have to like reading buccaneering-type dialog, which my wife doesn't. She leaned over and read a page or two and asked, "How can you even understand that?" "You get used to it."I wouldn't classify this book as swashbuckling per se, as a large portion of it reads a bit more like Robinson Crusoe or The Swiss Family Robinson - desert island...stranded...constructing furniture with a rusty knife, eating lots of goats...and so forth. But it does have rogues and pirates and romance, as well. I'm a sucker for this kind of adventure, so my bottom line on this book is - it's a devil of a yarn, matie! Argh.

  • Markus
    2019-03-07 20:16

    I'd never heard about this book before I was researching writing a pirate book of my own. It was super, though a little long in the romance. I enjoyed the visualization, the "everything I wanted in a pirate story" aspects, as well as great pirate-y dialogue.

  • Charles
    2019-03-08 01:42

    Better than my wife realizes. Some fascinating chararacters, action and dialogue. Unfortunately, the protagonist and his beloved are weak reeds. I would have preferred a book or series about Adam Penfeather and La Culebra.

  • Margareth8537
    2019-03-14 20:42

    A real swashbuckling yarn. Farnol turned out a huge volume of these, and they all made good reading for winter days by the fire

  • Gord
    2019-02-26 21:23

    Certainly different