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Moonfleet, by John Meade Falkner

  • #: 115964
  • Price: $1.99 In Apple Store
  • Category: Books
  • Updated: 2010-02-16
  • Current Version: 2.0
  • 2.0
  • Size: 1.00 MB
  • Language: English
  • Seller: Chengming Lu
  • Requirements: Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 2.2 or later
  • © 2009 Your Mobile Apps Inc.
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Moonfleet

by John Meade Falkner

Moonfleet is a tale of smuggling by the English novelist J. Meade Falkner, first published in 1898. The book was extremely popular among children worldwide up until the 1970s, mostly for its themes of adventure and gripping storyline. It remains a popular story widely read and is still sometimes studied in schools.

The novel is set in a fishing village in Dorset during the mid 18th century. The story concerns a 15 year old orphan boy, John Trenchard, who becomes friends with an older man who turns out to be the leader of a gang of smugglers.

About Falkner:

John Meade Falkner (8 May 1858 - 22 July 1932) was an Englishnovelist and poet, best known for his 1898 novel, Moonfleet. Anextremely successful businessman as well, he became chairman of thearms manufacturer Armstrong Whitworth during World War I. He wasborn in Manningford Bruce, Wiltshire, spent much of his childhoodin Dorchester and Weymouth and educated at Marlborough College andHertford College, Oxford, graduating with a degree in history in1882. After Oxford, he was a master at Derby School, then went toNewcastle as tutor to the family of Sir Andrew Noble, who ranArmstrongs of Newcastle, one of the largest arms manufacturers inthe world. Falkner eventually followed him as chairman in 1916, hard though this is to equate with his interest in poetry, architecture and heraldry. In his business travels round the world, Falkner brought back antiquarian treasures of all kinds. After hisretirement as chairman in 1921 he became Honorary Reader inPaleography at Durham University, as well as Honorary Librarian tothe Dean and Chapter Library. Falkner fell in love with Durham and, although he spent his later years traveling frequently, he calledDurham his home, living in the Divinity House on Palace Green infront of the cathedral from 1902 until his death. There is acommemorative plaque there, while his monument is in the SouthCloister of the cathedral. In addition to his three novels and hispoetry, he also wrote three topographical guides (Oxfordshi...

Your Mobile Apps Inc. has developed the outstanding ebook reader for iPhone. It includes following features:

* Reading Anywhere - No internet needed

* Easy Navigation - Well organized chapters

* Customizable Reading Experience - Adjustable fonts, size, text and background colors

* Night Mode - For reading in dimly lit environments

* Bookmarks - Bookmark your favorites chapters and reading progress

* Restore Last View - When re-launched, you're returned to the exact location you were last at while reading

More and more features will be added into future updates.

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