The Best Pirate Stories Ever Told

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Over the years, thousands of tales both true and fantastic have been told about the dastardly thievery of pirates, and their rum-drunk exploits and high-seas violence never fail to delight. Now in a brand-new series collection, The Best Pirate Stories Ever Told includes many of the very best pirate yarns ever created on history?s most debaucherous scalawags. Anyone who loves a good story full of excitement, adventure, thrills, and laughs will find this collection irresistible. ...
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Overview


Over the years, thousands of tales both true and fantastic have been told about the dastardly thievery of pirates, and their rum-drunk exploits and high-seas violence never fail to delight. Now in a brand-new series collection, The Best Pirate Stories Ever Told includes many of the very best pirate yarns ever created on history’s most debaucherous scalawags. Anyone who loves a good story full of excitement, adventure, thrills, and laughs will find this collection irresistible.

The stories, songs, and verses include writing by Daniel Defoe, Mark Twain, Joseph Conrad, James Fenimore Cooper, Robert Lou- is Stevenson, and many more. Moving through the pages of time, this collection will take you from the dastardly deeds of ancient pi- rates to the extravagant exploits of classical times. Each story offers swashbuckling adventure that will send you all over the world, from the dangerous currents of the Mediterranean to the sandy beaches of the Middle East. Whether it’s a historical overview of ferocious pirate activity that defined the seas of the past, an in-depth look at a smarmy captain of the high seas, or a boyhood frolic in a world of danger and doubloons, this collection will please any lover of the bandits of the ocean who wants to experience the deadly world of pirates without the risk of walking the plank. This fantastic collec- tion is full of illustrations that bring to life the adventures of those daring dogs of the seven seas.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781616082185
  • Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing
  • Publication date: 5/1/2011
  • Series: Best Stories Ever Told Series
  • Pages: 576
  • Sales rank: 978,113
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Stephen Brennan is the coauthor of The Adventurous Boy's Handbook and The Adventurous Girl's Handbook, and editor of The Best Pirate Stories Ever Told and The Best Sailing Stories Ever Told. He has worked as a circus clown, teacher, cabaret artist, actor, director, shepherd, and playwright.
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Table of Contents

Part I The Histories

Pirates and Piracy Oscar Herrmann 3

Piracy in the Ancient World Henry Ormerod 11

Caesar and the Pirates Plutarch John Dryden 29

The Danish and Norman Pirates Charles Ellms 31

Autobiography Edward John Trelawny 39

The Terrible Ladrones Richard Glasspoole 43

Authentic History of the Malay Pirates of the Indian Ocean Charles Ellms 59

The Ways of the Buccaneers John Masefield 73

The Female Captive Lucretia Parker 77

Passing of the Mogul Mackenzie: the Last of the North Atlantic Pirates Arthur Hunt Chute 89

The Barbarous Conduct and Romantic Death of the Joassamee Chief Rahmah-ben-Jabir Charles Ellms 97

Capture, Sufferings, and Escape of Captain Barnabas Lincoln: A Narrative John S. Sewall 101

The Scourge of the Eastern Seas John S. Sewall 131

Cruising After Pirates Captain H. C. St. John 145

Cruising for Pirates and What We Caught John S. Sewall 157

An Indictment for Piracy, 1812 175

The Last of the Sea Rovers: The Riff Coast Pirates W B. Lord 195

Pirates and Coast-Guards Henri de Monfreid Ida Treat 201

Part II The Captains

The Adventures and Execution of Captain John Rackam Charles Ellms 211

Mutiny!-Captain Howel Davis and His Crew Captain Charles Johnson 215

Captain Charles Vane Archibald Hard 227

The Life of Captain Lewis Charles Ellms 235

Tom Sawyer, Pirate King Mark Twain 241

Anne Bonney and Mary Read Charles Ellms 249

A True Account of Three Notorious Pirates Howard Pyle 255

Captain Gow of the Orkneys Archibald Hurd 291

A Crew of the "Bloody Forties" Captain Samuel Samuels 301

King's Evidence Against a Pirate: From State Trials, 1812 315

Part III Pirate Song and Verse

The Corsair Lord Byron 323

Shakespeare on Pirates 377

The Pirate's Song Anonymous 381

The Buccaneer John Masefield 383

The Pirate Song Anonymous 385

The Rivals E. H. Visiak 389

The Song of Captain Kidd Anonymous 391

The Tarry Buccaneer John Masefield 393

The Articles of Pirate Law 395

The Pirate's Parody Captain Charles Johnson 399

Last Words and Other Pirate Quotations 403

Part IV The Tales

With the Buccaneers Howard Pyle 411

The Daughter of the Great Mogul Daniel Defoe 429

The Attack Captain Marryat 435

The Malay Proas James Fenimore Cooper 443

The Fleet of Captain Morgan E. H. Visiak 449

The Old Buccaneer Robert Louis Stevenson 459

Captain Brown Joseph Conrad 483

Captain Blood Rafael Sabatini 517

The PyrateS Attack George MacDonald Fraser 541

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