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A General History of the Pyrates

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Publisher Comments:

Immensely readable history by the author of Robinson Crusoe incorporates the author's celebrated flair for journalistic detail, and represents the major source of information about piracy in the early 18th century. Defoe recounts the daring and bloody deeds of such outlaws as Edward Teach (alias Blackbeard), Captain Kidd, Mary Read, Anne Bonny, many others.

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<:st> Cited in An affordable, unabridged version of this classic history. Defoe's lively tales of Blackbeard, Mary Read, and other seafaring rascals are a blend of fact and fiction—incorporating journalistic details with those gleaned from interviews with surviving pirates. The editor provides a lengthy introduction as well as a postscript offering insight into the recent popularity of pirates.
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Synopsis:

Considered the major source of information about piracy in the early 18th century, this fascinating history by the author of Robinson Crusoe profiles the deeds of Edward (Blackbeard) Teach, Captain Kidd, Anne Bonny, others.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 707-708) and indexes.

Table of Contents

Illustrations

Editor's Introduction

A Note on the Text

Sailing Ships

I. A Description of a Ship with all her Tackling

2. Definitions of Old Sea-Craft

Volume I A General History of the Pyrates

The Preface

The Contents of Volumes I and II

The Introduction

Chap. I Of Captain Avery and his Crew

  II Of Captain Martel and his Crew

  III "Of Captain Teach, alias Black-beard"

  IV Of Major Stede Bonnet and his Crew

  V Of Captain Edward England and his Crew

  VI Of Captain Charles Vane and his Crew

  VII Of Captain John Rackam and his Crew

      The Life of Mary Read

      The Life of Anne Bonny

  VIII Of Captain Howel Davis and his Crew

      "A Description of the Islands of St. Thome, Del Principe, and Annobono"

  IX "Of Captain Bartho, Roberts and his Crew"

      "A Description of Brazil, &c."

      The Tryals of the Pyrates

  X Of Captain Thomas Anstis and his Crew

  XI Of Captain Worley and his Crew

  XII Of Captain George Lowther and his Crew

  XIII Of Captain Edward Low and his Crew

  XIV Of Captain John Evans and his Crew

  XV Of Captain John Phillips and his Crew

  XVI Of Captain Francis Spriggs and his Crew

  XVII Of Captain John Smith and his Crew

      A Relation of five Men setting up for a Company of Pyrates

      "An Account of the Pyracies and Murders committed by Philip Roche, &c."

      "An Abstract of the Civil Law and Statute now in Force, in Relation to Pyracy"

Volume II

Chap. I Of Captain Mission

  II Of Captain Tew and his Crew

  III Of Captain William Kid

  IV Of Captain John Bowen

  V Of Captain Halsey and his Crew

  VI Of Captain Thomas White and his Crew

  VII Of Captain Thomas Howard and his Crew

  VIII Of Captain David Williams and his Crew

  IX Of Captain Samuel Burgess and his Crew

  X Of Captain Nathaniel North and his Crew

  XI A Description of Magadoxa

  XII Of Captain Condent and his Crew

  XIII Of Captain Bellamy and his Crew

  XIV Of Captain Lewis and his Crew

  XV Of Captain Cornelius and his Crew

  XVI Of Captain William Fly and his Crew

  XVII Appendix to the First Volume

  XVIII The Tryal of the Pyrates at Providence

Commentary and Notes

Postscript to the Dover Edition

Indexes

Product Details

ISBN:
9780486404882
Editor:
Schonhorn, Manuel
Author:
Schonhorn, Manuel
Author:
Defoe, Daniel
Author:
Defoe
Publisher:
Dover Publications
Location:
Mineola, N.Y. :
Subject:
Maritime History
Subject:
Ships & Shipbuilding - History
Subject:
Pirates
Subject:
Americas (North Central South West Indies)
Subject:
Nautical-Ships and Ship History
Subject:
World History-General
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Dover Maritime
Publication Date:
19990131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
800
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5.38 in 1.9 lb

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