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The Voyage of the Destiny

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A thrilling depiction of the Elizabethan era through the eyes of the legendary Sir Walter Raleigh.
Published (first published 1982)
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Vit Babenco
Apr 14, 2013 Vit Babenco rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The present is the mirror in which the past is reflected distorted…
“When Alexander the Great came to the edge of the world of his time, and pitched his camp on the banks of the river Indus, he told his builders to build gigantic pavilions there and to fill each pavilion with a giant’s furniture.
Then Alexander instructed his armourers to hammer out swords as long as lances, shields as big and strong as mill wheels, axes like battering rams, and helmets the size of hives for monstrous bees.
When he
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Ron
Aug 14, 2014 Ron rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Sir Walter Ralegh gives the inside poop on what the reign of James I was like (not very wonderful, from Ralegh's perspective), his association with Queen Elizabeth (he was a favorite for a while, invited into her bed, but not into her pussy), his final voyage to find gold in Guiana (there was none), his cursed voyage home (made easier now and then by chewing the khoka leaves given him by his faithful Indian companion) and the depth of his betrayals by those he trusted. It is about the rarified l ...more
Janet
Oct 04, 2010 Janet rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
This fictional novel illuminates the life of Sir Walter Raleigh as told by himself via a series of letters to his son from aboard the Destiny. Of interest, though I'd much prefer to explore such a fascinating historical figure through his own true personal letters and accounts from the day in which he lived. I need not have the language of his life modernized, rather I enjoy a distant voice.
Victoria
Sir Walter Raleigh writing letters to his son - wasn't working for me. Or maybe I'm distracted by other books I'm more excited to read. I gave up after 30 pgs.
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Robert Nye was an English writer, playwright and poet.

Nye started writing stories for children to entertain his three young sons. Nye published his first adult novel, Doubtfire, in 1967.

Nye's next publication after Doubtfire was a return to children's literature, a freewheeling version of Beowulf which has remained in print in many editions since 1968. In 1970, he published another children's boo
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