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THE BOOK OF PIRATES: 70+ Adventure Classics Legends & True History of the Notorious Buccaneers - cover

THE BOOK OF PIRATES: 70+ Adventure Classics Legends & True History of the Notorious 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, Harry Collingwood, G. A. Henty, Arthur Conan Doyle, W. H. G. Kingston, Robert E. Howard, J. Allan Dunn, R. M. Ballantyne, John Esquemeling, Harold MacGrath, Ralph D. Paine, Stanley Lane-Poole, Charles Boardman Hawes, Richard Le Gallienne, Joseph Lewis French, Charles Ellms, Jack London, Jules Verne, Captain Charles Johnson, Currey E. Hamilton, J. D. Jerrold Kelley

Publisher: Good Press

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THE BOOK OF PIRATES brings together an unprecedented collection of over 70 adventure classics, legendary tales, and true historical accounts of the notorious buccaneers that have fascinated readers for centuries. This anthology is a testament to the rich tapestry of literary styles and narratives that define the pirate genre, from swashbuckling adventures on the high seas to intricate studies of pirate lives and the societies they interacted with. The diversity within this collection showcases the evolution of pirate-themed literature, touching upon the works of esteemed authors as well as uncovering hidden gems that provide new perspectives on piracy. The standout pieces within this anthology are not attributed to single authors, emphasizing the collective importance of the works and their shared thematic focus on the allure and danger of pirate life. The contributing authors and editors of THE BOOK OF PIRATES are luminaries from the 19th and early 20th centuries, whose careers span a range of genres but who are united in this collection by their fascination with piracy. Authors such as Jules Verne, Charles Dickens, and Arthur Conan Doyle, among others, bring their unique voices to the theme, enriching the anthology with their distinct historical, cultural, and literary perspectives. This confluence of authors aligns with various literary movements of their times, from romanticism to realism, offering readers a comprehensive view of the evolution of pirate literature and its impact on popular culture. THE BOOK OF PIRATES is recommended for readers seeking to immerse themselves in the world of maritime adventure and the notorious figures who have navigated its waters, both real and fictional. This anthology offers an unparalleled opportunity to explore a multitude of perspectives, narratives, and literary styles, all centered around the captivating theme of piracy. Through its pages, readers are invited to embark on journeys across the seven seas, engage with the multifaceted representations of pirates, and appreciate the breadth of insight and dialogue fostered among the diverse authors' works. It stands as an essential collection for educators, students, and enthusiasts of literary history, providing a comprehensive tour through the lore and legend of pirates.
Available since: 01/16/2024.
Print length: 11081 pages.

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