Pirates: Swashbuckling Stories from the Seven Seas

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Da Capo Press, Jun 17, 2009 - Fiction - 368 pages
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The surprising success of Pirates of the Caribbean, a new screen adaptation of the classic Peter Pan, and the Russell Crowe film Master and Commander have fueled interest in seagoing swashbucklers. There is a rich literature on pirates?both in fiction and nonfiction. This collection offers excerpts from the works of contemporary authors: Patrick OOCOBrianOCOs riveting account of a sea battle with BorneoOCOs pirates will enthrall his fans; Farley MowatOCOs The Black Joke is a rousing adventure of the rum-running set in the 1930s and written in the tradition of the great classic pirate tales. Readers will also discover and rediscover the most infamous pirates of yore, from Treasure IslandOCOs Long John Silver to Peter PanOCOs Captain Hook. TheyOCOll encounter pirate adventures from neglected classics such as L. Frank BaumOCOs Pirates in Oz, Alexandre DumasOCOs The Count of Monte Cristo and Rafael SabatiniOCOs Captain Blood. And theyOCOll find accounts of the dastardly deeds of female pirates both real (Anne Bonney and Mary Read) and imagined (Arthur RansomeOCOs Chinese pirate Miss Lee). Pirates also draws upon colorful true-life accounts and authentic first-person narratives of pirates?and their victims?discovered in nearly forgotten works such as The Pirates Own Book and Captured by Pirates."
 

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Contents

from The Coral Island
1
from Treasure Island
23
The Ghost of Captain Brand from Howard Ples
55
A Treasure Hunt in the Caribbees
89
from The Dark Frigate
111
from Pirates In Oz
131
from The King of Pirates
159
from The Black Buccaneer
183
The Uneasy Ghost of Lafitte
247
Blackbeard from Pirate Tales from the Law
273
Gentleman of Fortune
303
The Pirate Princess
325
from The Count of Monte Cristo
349
The Tigers of Mompracem
373
Short Glossary of Nautical Terms
399
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from Doubloonsz The Story of Buried Treasure
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Jennifer Schwamm Willis is the editor of five anthologies; including Wizards: Stories of Mischief, Magic and Mayhem and Explore: Stories of Survival from Off the Map. She lives by the sea in Cape Elizabeth, Maine with her husband and two sons.

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