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eBook A General History of the Robberies and Murders of the Most Notorious Pirates ePub

by Captain Charles Johnson,David Cordingly

  • ISBN: 1585745588
  • Category: Americas
  • Subcategory: History
  • Author: Captain Charles Johnson,David Cordingly
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Lyons Press (June 1, 2002)
  • Pages: 384
  • ePub book: 1871 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1730 kb
  • Other: mbr txt lrf mobi
  • Rating: 4.8
  • Votes: 589

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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.

Its author uses the name Captain Charles Johnson, generally considered a pseudonym for one of London's writer-publishers.

A General History of the Pyrates

A General History of the Pyrates. For Pirates the source is this book written at the time when the Pirates were still alive and obviously helped in filling in the details. I have read some 30 books on Pirates and most mention this book as one of their major sources. Of course the author may have spiced it up a bit but the basics are easily found plus there is additional detail describing the cities, politics of the time and social structure. A great read and a must for serious students of the subject. 4 people found this helpful.

Captain Charles Johnson: The identity of Captain Johnson remains a mystery

Captain Charles Johnson: The identity of Captain Johnson remains a mystery. For many years the name was believed to be a pseudonym for Daniel Defoe, author of Robinson Crusoe and other classic works including Moll Flanders and Captain Singleton, which is the fictional biography of a pirate. Since its first publication in 1724 it has been the prime source of information about the lives of the most notorious pirates and has been an inspiration for numerous books, plays and films, from R. L. Stevenson's Treasure Island and J. M. Barrie's Peter Pan to the swashbuckling movies starring Douglas Fairbanks, Sr. and Errol Flynn.

Many of the stories are fascinating. Also, the narrative on occasion pauses to give a local geography lesson for a couple of pages. Is "Charles Johnson" really a pseudonym for Daniel Defoe? No one knows for certain, but most of our pirate tales start here, with this volume that captivated audiences in the 18th Century and hasn't been out of print since.

First ed. was printed for C. Rivington in 1724 under title: A general history of the robberies and murders of the most notorious pyrates. By Captain Charles Johnson. Boston Public Library (Rare Book Dept. copy: errors in pagination: 329,248 and 349 misnumbered 229, 48 and 3; verso and recto of the 9th prelim. leaf have been transposed in imposition.

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Charles Captain Johnson, David Cordingly

Charles Captain Johnson, David Cordingly.

A General History of the Pirates has long been a classic of seafaring literature and . One of the best books ever published about pirates.

A General History of the Pirates has long been a classic of seafaring literature and was inspiration to both Robert Louis Stevenson and . Nothing is known about Captain Charles Johnson, and it is thought that the name may be assumed - there are even some who believe he may have been Daniel Defoe. A must-have for any fan of their adventures. Leggi recensione completa.

Captain Charles Johnson's General History of Pirates was one of the best-selling books of 1724, when it was first published.

Read unlimited books and audiobooks on the web, iPad, iPhone and Android. Captain Charles Johnson's General History of Pirates was one of the best-selling books of 1724, when it was first published. The book contains documentary evidence of events during the lives of its subjects.

Originally published in 1724, this famous account chronicles the lives and exploits of the most notorious pirates from Anne Bonny to Blackbeard.

Comments

Keramar Keramar
My copy was the Carroll & Graf edition.

It was interesting to see how the pirates differed in their treatment of prisoners. Some of them were very cruel. It was also interesting to learn of the common practice of hanging the corpses of the executed pirates up in chains for public views for years after - it was also called being "sun dried".

This edition had a number of typos, not real bad, but enough. Compounding the problem is Defoe puts a comma or semi-colon after every four or five words.

Some Defoe's writing seemed like a hurried knock-off from newspaper accounts in some parts. Other parts seem so hurried that it's impossible to follow. The referents are hopelessly confused, you can't tell who did what. Add to that the convoluted way upper class people were beginning to express themselves, and the author just general assumes an archaic mentality and you could be scratching your head for days. This could be dealt with by annotating. Fortunately these incomprehensible passages are relatively few.

Obviously an indispensable classic for the pirate fan.
HyderCraft HyderCraft
This book was orginally published in the year of Our Lord, 1726. It is from THIS BOOK that almost all pyrate information is gleaned from. How its written, "Captain Johnson" was there, in person with most of the pirates as they did their dasterdedly deeds. Like (And I quote) "Captain Blackbeard, him also known as Edward Teach or Thatch would spend all night fornicating with his 16 year old wife. Then in the morning before sailing his top officers- some 6 of them- would fornicate with his wife before sailing". Shocking that such details would be given in a book published at this time.
POFOD POFOD
If you can get past the old tyme speak and phrases in this book, its a fantastic account of piracy and legendary buccaneers as seen from a true first hand account. Its a reprint of an original book published in the early 1700s. I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book as any history buff truly would.
Unereel Unereel
Haven’t finished it yet but it is a nice book and was just what I was looking for! It’s like a giant story book for pirate fans!
Jum Jum
Haven't started this book yet. Looks interesting
Browelali Browelali
Wonderful reading, I learned a lot.
Dianalmeena Dianalmeena
This is great fun and amongst all the myth and exaggerated, even made-up stories is a kind of truth of ambiance, mood, tone of the character and legacy of "Pyrates!" (that yell could send shivers to the locals of the time and chills of excitement to any 10 year old boy in my time).
This is an interesting book. It is a little challenging to read, as all books from this era are for modern English speakers, but well worth the extra effort needed. Some details are listed in such detail as to be a little laborious to slog through, but overall a fascinating insight into the "real" world of pirates. The seller shipped this book out amazingly fast, and it arrived in perfect condition.