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"The novel starts in 1796 with Homer Whitman, American sailor, sailing with his ship to escape a failed romance. The ship was attacked by the Barbary pirates and Homor was given a debt to pay with took eighteen years, most in Africa. Here he found the gold needed to complete his task. Maine, Malta, Tripoli, the tents of the Bedouin, a tomb in Sudan, Capetown, the palaces a ...more
Paperback, 442 pages
Published June 28th 1972 by Avon Books
(first published 1954)
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Feb 02, 2012 Karen rated it 1 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: no one
I did not like this book, probably because I'm not an egotistical male. It had it's moments, yeah, but they were overshadowed by the hero's involvement over the years with three women, all of whom were about the same age at the time they became his lover. The ending was a total disappointment. Just made me want roll my eyes and say, "Ick."
Edison Tesla Marshall (28 August 1894, Rensselaer, Indiana - 29 October 1967 Augusta, Georgia) was an American short story writer and novelist.More about Edison Marshall...