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PIRATE TALES: 80+ Novels Stories Legends & History of the True Buccaneers - cover

PIRATE TALES: 80+ Novels Stories Legends & History of the True Buccaneers

Edgar Allan Poe, Charles Dickens, Alexandre Dumas, Daniel Defoe, L. Frank Baum, James Fenimore Cooper, Robert Louis Stevenson, William Hope Hodgson, Frederick Marryat, Howard Pyle, Walter Scott, F. Scott Fitzgerald, J.M. Barrie, Rafael Sabatini, Harry Collingwood, G. A. Henty, Arthur Conan Doyle, W.H.G. Kingston, William MacLeod Raine, Robert E. Howard, J. Allan Dunn, R. M. Ballantyne, John Esquemeling, John Masefield, Harold MacGrath, Ralph D. Paine, Stanley Lane-Poole, Charles Boardman Hawes, Richard Le Gallienne, Jeffery Farnol, Percy F. Westerman, Joseph Lewis French, Charles Ellms, Jack London, Jules Verne, Captain Charles Johnson, Frederick Ferdinand Moore, Currey E. Hamilton, J. D. Jerrold Kelley, Stephen W. Meader, Clarence Henry Haring

Publisher: DigiCat

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PIRATE TALES: 80+ Novels, Stories, Legends & History of the True Buccaneers is an expansive anthology that sweeps across the high seas of narrative fiction and factual recounting, inviting readers into the tumultuous and thrilling world of pirates. This collection showcases a wide spectrum of literary styles, from the lush, detailed historical novels of Alexandre Dumas and Walter Scott to the sharp, suspenseful short stories of Edgar Allan Poe and the fantastical adventures penned by L. Frank Baum and J. M. Barrie. Each work contributes to the overarching themes of adventure, rebellion, and the quest for freedom, making the collection a rich tapestry of the pirate lore that has captured human imagination for centuries. Highlighting key pieces without focusing on individual authors allows a collective representation of the period's diverse literary prowess and thematic depth. The authors and editors contributing to this anthology bring with them not only their unique voices but also their varied backgrounds, which enrich the collection's exploration of piracy. From the Golden Age of Piracy to fictional accounts of buccaneering adventures, these writers draw upon historical events, cultural myths, and their own inexhaustible imaginations to delve into the lives and exploits of pirates. This amalgamation of tales from authors like Jules Verne, who excels in scientific adventures, to Robert Louis Stevenson, known for his profound moral narratives, demonstrates the broad appeal of pirate stories and their ability to explore human nature, societal boundaries, and the eternal allure of the ocean's mystery. Their collective work aligns with and contributes to our understanding of not just piracy but the human condition as explored through literary escapades on the high seas. PIRATE TALES is more than just a collection; it is an invitation to embark on a journey through time and imagination, exploring the depths of man's fascination with piracy and adventure. Readers are encouraged to dive into this anthology for its educational value, the breadth of perspectives it offers, and the unique dialogue it fosters between the different works. Whether you are drawn to the historical truth behind the legends, the moral quandaries presented by a pirate's life, or the sheer escapism offered by tales of treasure and terror on the high seas, this collection promises a bounty of literary riches for explorers of all ages.
Available since: 12/12/2023.
Print length: 13376 pages.

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