Cup of gold A life of Sir Henry Morgan, buccaneer, with occasional reference to history

John Steinbeck, 1902-1968

Book - 2008

From the mid-1650s through the 1660s, Henry Morgan, a pirate and outlaw of legendary viciousness, ruled the Spanish Main. He ravaged the coasts of Cuba and America, striking terror wherever he went. Morgan was obsessive. He had two driving ambitions: to possess the beautiful woman called La Santa Roja and to conquer Panama, the "cup of gold."

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Series
Penguin classics.
Subjects
Genres
Biographical fiction
Published
New York : Penguin Books 2008.
Language
English
Physical Description
xlvii, 187 pages ; 20 cm
Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references (pages xlv-xlvii).
ISBN
9780143039457
0143039458
Main Author
John Steinbeck, 1902-1968 (author)
Other Authors
Susan F. Beegel, 1954- (writer of introduction)
Review by Publisher Summary 1

Steinbeck’s first novel and sole work of historical fiction—the violent, exciting story of the infamous pirate Henry MorganA Penguin ClassicFrom the mid-1650s through the 1660s, Henry Morgan, a pirate and outlaw of legendary viciousness, ruled the Spanish Main. He ravaged the coasts of Cuba and America, striking terror wherever he went. Morgan was obsessive. He had two driving ambitions: to possess the beautiful woman called La Santa Roja and to conquer Panama, the “cup of gold.” Cup of Gold is a lush, lyrical swashbuckling pirate fantasy, and sure to add new dimensions to readers’ perceptions of this all-American writer. This edition features an introduction by Susan F. Beegel.For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,800 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.

Review by Publisher Summary 2

Steinbeck’s first novel and sole work of historical fiction—the violent, exciting story of the infamous pirate Henry MorganA Penguin ClassicFrom the mid-1650s through the 1660s, Henry Morgan, a pirate and outlaw of legendary viciousness, ruled the Spanish Main. He ravaged the coasts of Cuba and America, striking terror wherever he went. Morgan was obsessive. He had two driving ambitions: to possess the beautiful woman called La Santa Roja and to conquer Panama, the “cup of gold.” Cup of Gold is a lush, lyrical swashbuckling pirate fantasy, and sure to add new dimensions to readers’ perceptions of this all-American writer. This edition features an introduction by Susan F. Beegel.For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,800 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.