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Moonfleet 

By: John Meade Falkner
Published By: Double9 Books
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J. Meade Falkner is an English author who published the novel Moonfleet in 1898. The story takes place in 18th-century England and features smuggling, treasure hunting, and shipwrecks. Moonfleet was a tiny settlement on the southern English coast in 1757. The Mohunes, a formerly significant local family, are responsible for the village's name. John Trenchard, an orphan who lives with his aunt Miss Arnold, is the primary character. Mr. Ratsey, the sexton, and Parson Glennie, a teacher at the local school, are members of the village church. The Mohune Arms' landlord is Elzevir Block. The moniker "Why Not?" for the inn is a play on the Mohune coat of arms, which features a cross-pall shaped like a letter "Y." The local magistrate, Mr. Maskew, is the father of Grace. The legendary Colonel John ``Blackbeard" Mohune, according to local lore, is interred in the family crypt under the church. He is said to have taken and hidden a diamond from King Charles I. The unexplained lights in the churchyard are ascribed to his activities because it is supposed that his ghost roams the area at night searching for it.

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John Meade Falkner

J. Meade Falkner was a poet and author from England who lived from May 8, 1858, to July 22, 1932. He is best known for his novel "Moonfleet," published in 1898. He was a very successful businessman who, during the First World War, was elected chairman of the Armstrong Whitworth arms company. J. Meade Falkner was raised primarily in Dorchester and Weymouth. He was born in Manningford Bruce, England. He completed his education at Hertford College and Marlborough College, Oxford, graduating with a third-class degree in 1882. Later on, he was an educator at Derby School, then went to Newcastle as a tutor at the home of Sir Andrew Noble, who was driving the Armstrong Whitworth Company, one of the major arms manufacturers in the world. Falkner ultimately forced him to step down as chairman in 1915. In his business travels across the globe, Falkner brings back antique treasures of all kinds. In his entire life, J. Meade Falkner, though his impressive gifts were fully recognized by his associates and friends, was compelled to keep entirely out of prominence and never asked for or received any state recognition of his services in his own nation. He was well-renowned by the Italian, Japanese, and Turkish governments

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Product Details

  • Publisher: Double 9 Books
  • Publishing Year: 2023
  • Language: English
  • Paperback: 197 Pages
  • ISBN-10: 9357278958
  • ISBN-13: 9789357278959
  • Item Weight: 236.4g
  • Dimension : 216 x 140 x 11.1 mm
  • Country of Origin : India
  • Reading age : 10+
  • Importer: Double 9 Books
  • Packer: Double 9 Books
  • Book Type : Fiction / Sea Stories