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A Lady's Captivity among Chinese Pirates in the Chinese Seas

By: Fanny Loviot
Published By: Double9 Books
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"A Lady's Captivity among Chinese Pirates in the Chinese Seas" by Fanny Loviot is a gripping maritime adventure memoir that chronicles the author's harrowing experiences of captivity at the hands of Chinese pirates amidst the vast seas of China. Set against the backdrop of the maritime world, Loviot's memoir is a tale of survival and resilience as she navigates the treacherous waters of captivity and plots her daring escape. From her emigration to San Francisco to her perilous journey through the Chinese seas, Loviot's narrative transports readers to the heart of her tumultuous adventures. With vivid descriptions and raw emotion, she recounts her encounters with Chinese pirates, painting a vivid picture of the dangers lurking beneath the surface of the sea. As Loviot's story unfolds, readers are drawn into a world of danger and uncertainty, where every moment is a struggle for survival and every decision a matter of life and death. Through her courageous spirit and unwavering determination, Loviot emerges as a beacon of hope in the face of adversity, inspiring readers with her tale of resilience and exploration.

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Fanny Loviot

Fanny Loviot was a French adventurer who wrote a single book in 1859, "Les Pirates chinois, ma captivité dans les mers de Chine" ("Chinese Pirates, My Captivity in the Seas of China"), about her emigration to San Francisco and her journey in the seas of China, where she was kidnapped by Chinese pirates before being freed by an English crew. Fanny Loviot's birth date and place, as well as her life before she boarded the Dunkirk schooner "Indépendance" with her sister from Le Havre on May 30, 1852, are unknown. Fanny Loviot is mentioned in the passenger registration as a laundress who lives on Boulevard Montmartre. This journey was one of the departures of the "Loterie des lingots d'or" ("Gold Ingots Lottery"), which carried primarily poor people and Parisian revolutionaries to California for free. Fanny Loviot and her sister arrived in San Francisco on November 20, 1852. The two sisters remained in California for eighteen months before Fanny decided to accompany an artist to Jakarta. After being kidnapped by pirates in the South China Sea, she was eventually rescued by an English crew and returned to Hong Kong. She later returned to France, arriving on December 26, 1854. Two days later, on December 26, 1854, the Valetta anchored in the bay of Marseille, and by the 30th, I was in Paris," she says.

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Product Details

  • Publisher: Double 9 Books
  • Publishing Year: 2024
  • Language: English
  • Paperback: 78 Pages
  • ISBN-10: 9362762579
  • ISBN-13: 9789362762573
  • Item Weight: 101.4g
  • Dimension : 216 x 140 x 4.78mm
  • Reading age: 10+
  • Country of Origin : India
  • Importer: Double 9 Books
  • Packer: Double 9 Books
  • Book Type : Juvenile Nonfiction / General