Author(s): John Meade Falkner; F. Exell (Illustrator)
This rollicking 19th-century tale of smugglers, hidden treasure, and a wandering ghost casts the same kind of gripping spell as Treasure Island, Kidnapped, and other adventure classics. Set in an English village during the 1750s, it tells of an orphan boy who discovers a dangerous secret down in the crypt of Moonfleet Church, which leads to a series of perilous encounters on land and sea.
John Meade Falkner (Author) John Meade Falkner (1858-1932) was an English novelist and poet, best known for his 1898 novel, Moonfleet. An extremely successful businessman as well, he became chairman of the arms manufacturer Armstrong Whitworth during World War I.