A General History of Pyrates

By Defoe, Daniel & Schonhorn, Manuel

Publishers Summary:
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. New Introduction provides insights into the origins and significance of this important historical work. Commentary and Notes. Indexes.

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ISBN
978-0-48640-488-2
Publisher
Dover Publications


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Reviewed on July 1, 1999

Despite varying titles, these are essentially the same book. Published in 1724, Defoe's chronicle of the scourges of the sea was a smashing success, finding a ...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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