THE HAWK Criterion by Ronald Welch

THE HAWK Criterion

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The hero's name is Harry Carey in this gusty Elizabethan drama, and he's skilled at sea and on land with rapier, dagger or pistol. As lieutenant on his father's galleon Hawk, he knows vagabonds and pirates as far away as Pernambuco. Back in England after the voyage he has a rousing meeting with Elizabeth at court and later prevents an assassination attempt (linked to the Babington Plot), at one point -- with his hands tied -- pulling out a dagger with his teeth. References to ships and guns and everyday things give a vivid sense of the period but the plot is just swashbuckling padded with historical figures.

Pub Date: Aug. 1st, 1969
Publisher: Criterion