Ghost Pirate Tales: Classic Stories from Davy Jones's Locker

Ghost Pirate Tales: Classic Stories from Davy Jones's Locker

by Tom McCarthy (Editor)


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Ghost Pirate Tales: Classic Stories from Davy Jones's Locker by Tom McCarthy

Ghosts. Pirates. Put the two together and you’ve got a winning combination of the most exciting stories ever written. It's enough to make anyone say, "Shiver me timbers"—with delight.The spirits of Davy Jones's locker have a long and colorful history among sailors and lovers of literature. From Daniel Defoe's "The Four Years Voyages of Capt. George Roberts" to Thomas Smollet's "The Adventures of Peregrine Pickle" to Washington Irving's "Adventures of the Black Fisherman," ghost pirates swashbuckle in and out of the scene, stealing the souls of the doomed and frightening the innocent. Prepare yourself for a thrilling ride.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781599210971
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 04/01/2007
Pages: 208
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.63(d)

About the Author

Tom McCarthy grew up on the Great Lakes. His love of sailing and the ocean is the driving force behind this collection of stories. He is also the editor of Classic Sailing Stories, Incredible Tales of the Sea, and Incredible Pirate Tales. He lives in Chester, Connecticut, with his wife and two daughters.

Table of Contents

Introduction     ix
The Shadow in the Sea   William Hope Hodgson     1
Among the Malay Pirates   G. A. Henty     15
The Pirate Who Could Not Swim   Frank Richard Stockton     41
The Life, Atrocities, and Bloody Death of Blackbeard   Charles Ellms     53
The Real Captain Kidd   Frank Richard Stockton     65
The Life of Benito de Soto, the Pirate of the Morning Star   Charles Ellms     77
Blueskin the Pirate   Howard Pyle     97
The Life of Captain Lowther   Captain Charles Johnson     133
The Life of Captain Anstis   Captain Charles Johnson     151
Captain John Halsey     161
Captain John Bowen     169
History of the Adventures, Capture, and Execution of the Spanish Pirates   Charles Ellms     177

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