A General History of the Pyrates: A General History of the Robberies and Murders of the most notorious Pyrates

A General History of the Pyrates: A General History of the Robberies and Murders of the most notorious Pyrates

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Overview

A General History of the Robberies and Murders of the most notorious Pyrates is a 1724 book published in Britain containing biographies of contemporary pirates, which was influential in shaping popular conceptions of pirates. Its author uses the name Captain Charles Johnson, generally considered a pseudonym for one of London's writer-publishers. The prime source for the biographies of many well known pirates, the book gives an almost mythical status to the more colourful characters, and it is likely that the author used considerable licence in his accounts of pirate conversations. The book also contains the name of the pirate flag the Jolly Roger, and shows the skull and bones design.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781546676799
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 05/15/2017
Pages: 306
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(d)

About the Author

London-born Daniel Defoe (1660-1731) pursued a variety of careers including merchant, soldier, secret agent, and political pamphleteer. He wrote books on economics, history, biography, and crime. But he is best remembered for his fiction, which he began to write late in his life and which includes the novels Moll Flanders, Roxana, and the celebrated Robinson Crusoe.

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