A Privateer’s Fortune

by Alice Jones

introduction by Dan Conlin

series editor Gwendolyn Davies

First published in 1903, A Privateer's Fortune is a tragic and exciting novel following a Nova Scotian family cursed by a tainted fortune, hereditary madness, and doomed love.
First published in 1903 under the title Bubbles We Buy, this novel follows the gothic drama of one family from Paris, Italy and England to rural Nova Scotia.
Almost everyone in this novel conceals dark secrets about their past. The recently-dead Captain Bauer was a wealthy merchant who stole a jewel-studded, cursed statue--the Virgin of Wrath--from a cathedral in Brazil.When his grandson discovers it, the family secret is slowly unveiled, setting in motion a tragic and exciting sequence of events including a tainted fortune, hereditary madness, and doomed love.
A Privateer's Fortune is a lush, romantic novel of passion, greed and thwarted desire.
A Formac Fiction Treasures series title.

About the Authors

Alice Jones

Born in 1853, ALICE JONES, daughter of a prominent Halifax family, began her writing career with magazine articles and short stories while her father was lieutenant governor of the province. The success of her first novel and her second two years later launched her career as a leading Canadian writer of international bestsellers.(more)

Dan Conlin

DAN CONLIN is Curator of Marine History at the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic, and an authority on Nova Scotia privateering.

Gwendolyn Davies

DR. GWENDOLYN DAVIES is Professor and Dean Emerita of English at the School of Graduate Studies at the University of New Brunswick. She is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada.

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