Pirate Treasure

A High Wind in Jamaica, or The Innocent Voyage

By Richard Arthur Warren Hughes

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"The dreamlike action of this masterpiece...begins among the decayed plantation houses and overwhelming natural abundance of late-nineteenth-century Jamaica before moving out onto the high seas, as Hughes tells the story of a group of children thrown upon the mercy of a crew of down-at-the-heels pirates. A tale of seduction and betrayal, of accommodation and manipulation, of weird humor and unforeseen violence..."

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Admiral Hornblower in the West Indies

By C. S. Forester

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As commander-in-chief of His Majesty's ships and vessels in the West Indies, Admiral Hornblower faces pirates, revolutionaries, and a blistering hurricane in the chaotic aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars.

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Captain Blood: His Odyssey

By Rafael Sabatini

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In 1685, Irish physician Peter Blood is happily settled in a small English town when the rebellion of the Duke of Monmouth interrupts. After saving the life of a wounded nobleman who turns out to be a rebel, Blood is charged with treason and sentenced to ten years as an indentured slave in the Caribbean colonies. On the islands, Blood is recognized for his knowledge as a physician, and thus he develops a romance with a young lady. But their attachment is ill-fated, as her father is the owner of Blood's servitude. When Spaniards attack the colony, Blood and his fellow convicts take advantage of their victory celebration to steal their ship, sailing off to become the boldest and most fearless pirates on the Spanish Main.
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Captain Mary, Buccaneer

By Jacqueline Church Simonas

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A fictional story loosely based on the lives of real women pirates Anne Bonny and Mary Read.

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Cup of Gold: A Life of Sir Henry Morgan, Buccaneer, with Occasional References to History

By John Steinbeck

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Steinbeck's first novel is a high seas adventure based on the life of that rum privateer, Captain Henry Morgan.

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Devil's Own Luck

By David Donachie

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Harry Ludlow, forced out of the Royal Navy, becomes a privateer in partnership with his younger brother James. But for the Ludlows, murder and intrigue take more of their time than hunting fat trading vessels. Harry and James find themselves aboard the Navy's 74-gun Magnanime. In command is a captain with whom Harry has crossed swords in the past. When James is found standing over the body of a dead officer, Harry's feud shifts into the background.

First of the Privateersman mystery series.

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Emmanuel Appadocca, or Blighted Life: A Tale of the Boucaneers

By Philip Maxwell

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First published in 1854 by a Trinidadian jurist of mixed race, this swashbuckling story follows a creole pirate as he seeks revenge against his white, rich, sugar plantation owner father for dishonoring his black mother. An eBook.

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Grania: She-King of the Irish Seas

By Morgan Llywelyn

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Here is an extraordinary novel about real-life Irish chieftain Grace O'Malley...the story of a magnificent, sixteenth-century heroine whose spirit and passion are the spirit and passion of Ireland itself.

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Pirates

By Linda Lael Miller

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Phoebe needs to forget about her divorce, but she can't foresee what awaits her on Paradise Island. Duncan Rourke is known to historians as "the pirate patriot." He's been dead for two centuries--until Phoebe steps into a run-down island hotel, and into his world. Neither Phoebe nor her pirate can envision the glorious adventure that is about to unfold.
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Pirates of Venus

By Edgar Rice Burroughs

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Astronaut Carson Napier plunges into swash-buckling adventures when he is stranded on Venus. Classic (1932) science fiction from the writer who brought us Tarzan and John Carter of Mars.

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