|John Meade Falkner
Moonfleet by John Meade Falkner is a classic adventure novel set on the wild coast of Dorset in the 18th century. The novel tells the story of John Trenchard, a young orphan boy who is raised by his aunt and uncle in the village of Moonfleet.
John is a curious and adventurous boy, and he is fascinated by the smugglers who operate along the coast. He soon becomes friends with Elzevir Block, a taciturn but skilled smuggler.
One day, John and Elzevir discover a treasure map that leads to a hidden fortune. They decide to follow the map and find the treasure, but they are pursued by a ruthless gang of smugglers who are also after the prize.
Moonfleet is a thrilling adventure novel that is full of action, suspense, and mystery. It is also a beautifully written novel that evokes the wild beauty of the Dorset coast.
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