Captains of the Sands (Penguin Classics)

Captains of the Sands (Penguin Classics) Author Jorge Amado
ISBN-10 014310635X
ISBN-13 9780143106357
Year 2013-06-25
Pages 288
Language English
Publisher Penguin Classics
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A Brazilian Lord of the Flies about a group of boys who live by their wits and daring in the slums of BahiaThey call themselves Captains of the Sands a gang of orphans and runaways who live by their wits and daring in the torrid slums and sleazy back alleys of Bahia Led by fifteen year old Bullet the bandincluding a crafty liar named Legless the intellectual Professor and the sexually precocious Catpulls off heists and escapades against the right and privileged of Brazil But when a public outcry demands the capture of the little criminals the fate of these children becomes a poignant intensely moving drama of love and freedom in a shackled land Captains of the Sands captures the rich culture vivid emotions and wild landscape of Bahia with penetrating authenticity and brilliantly displays the genius of Brazils most acclaimed author For more than seventy years Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English speaking world With more than 1 700 titles Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors as well as up to date translations by award winning translators

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Arabian Sands

Arabian Sands Author Wilfred Thesiger
ISBN-10 9781101160664
Release 2008-01-02
Pages 400