A High Wind In Jamaica
By Richard Hughes
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A High Wind In Jamaica by Richard Hughes ranked # 71 on The Modern Library's Top 100 Novels list as selected by its Board Members.
A High Wind in Jamaica is a 1929 novel by Richard Hughes.
The plot concerns a group of children who are captured by pirates, and was considered somewhat daring in its time because of the way they respond to their situation.
The book was turned into a film in 1965 by director Alexander Mackendrick for the 20th Century-Fox studio, starring Anthony Quinn and James Coburn as the pirates who capture the children (an interesting note: one of the child actors is the author Martin Amis).
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