The Best Pirate Stories Ever Told

The Best Pirate Stories Ever Told

by Stephen Brennan (Editor)

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781510738744
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing
Publication date: 01/22/2018
Pages: 576
Sales rank: 196,809
Product dimensions: 6.40(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.70(d)

About 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 Toldand The Best Sailing Stories Ever Told. He has worked as a circus clown, teacher, cabaret artist, actor, director, shepherd, and playwright. 

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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