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By Daniel Defoe

ISBN-10: 0486404889

ISBN-13: 9780486404882

ISBN-10: 0872492702

ISBN-13: 9780872492707

ISBN-10: 1504768647

ISBN-13: 9781504768641

Famed for his enduring fictional masterpieces Robinson Crusoe and Moll Flanders, Daniel Defoe additionally possessed significant services in maritime affairs. As a fee service provider, importer, shipowner, and an lively journalist who said "ship information" and interviewed surviving pirates, Defoe accomplished a excessive measure of authority with reference to buccaneers. His wisdom used to be such that his publication, A normal background of the Pyrates, is still the foremost resource of data approximately piracy within the first area of the 18th century.
Reprinted right here in its entirety, this attention-grabbing historical past abounds in stories of flamboyant outlaws and their bloody deeds: Captain Edward train, alias Blackbeard; Captain William Kidd, whose trial and execution created a sensation all through London and the area; Bartholomew Roberts, the most winning pirates of the period, whose crews captured an envisioned four hundred prizes in 3 years; Mary learn and Anne Bonny, who disguised themselves as males to sail less than the Jolly Roger with the ill-fated Captain John Rackham; and plenty of more.
An engrossing mix of truth and fiction — incorporating Defoe's celebrated aptitude for journalistic aspect — those energetic stories of seafaring rogues and rascals and their ill-gotten earnings will captivate armchair sailors, maritime fanatics and any lover of event at the excessive seas. This distinctive paintings has been edited via famous student Manuel Schonhorn, who has additionally provided a provocative Postscript to the Dover version providing insights into the immense approval for this topic in modern day theater, video clips, television specials, journal articles, lavish books, and maritime exhibitions. In an further "Note at the writer and the Text," Professor Schonhorn additionally examines the arguments for and opposed to Defoe's very authorship of this significant book.

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