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Robert Surcouf

Robert Surcouf by Karl May
By: (1842-1912)

Robert Surcouf by Karl May is a thrilling adventure novel that follows the daring exploits of the famous French privateer, Robert Surcouf. Set against the backdrop of the Napoleonic Wars, the story is filled with swashbuckling action, high-stakes naval battles, and treacherous betrayals.

Karl May's writing is vivid and engaging, transporting the reader to a world of exotic locales, dangerous enemies, and daring escapes. The protagonist, Robert Surcouf, is a charismatic and fearless captain who leads his crew on daring missions to capture enemy ships and plunder their riches.

The pacing of the novel is quick and the plot is filled with unexpected twists and turns that keep the reader on the edge of their seat. The characters are well-developed and interesting, from the cunning Surcouf to his loyal crewmates and formidable adversaries.

Overall, Robert Surcouf is a thrilling and captivating adventure novel that will appeal to fans of historical fiction and high-seas adventure. Karl May's storytelling is engaging and entertaining, making this a must-read for anyone looking for a rip-roaring tale of daring exploits and heroic deeds.

Book Description:
Robert Surcouf (* 12. Dezember 1773 in Saint-Malo, Frankreich; † 8. Juli 1827 in Saint-Malo) war während der Revolutionskriege französischer Kaper gegen Großbritannien. Er fügte dem englischen Handel bei seinen Kaperfahrten in insgesamt 50 Monaten auf See beträchtliche Verluste zu, 47 feindliche Schiffe wurden erobert oder versenkt. Karl May verfasste unter dem Pseudonym Ernst von Linden das Seemannsbild von Robert Surcouf als semihistorische Erzählung für die Publikation: Deutscher Hausschatz in Wort und Bild. 8. Jg. 1881/82. Heft 18. Regensburg, New York, Cincinnati (1882). Nr. 50, S. 795.

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