Pirates -- fiction

Wake of the Perdido Star

By Gene Hackman and Daniel Lenihan

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When his parents are murdered, 17-year-old Jack O'Reilly joins the crew of the Perdido Star, facing "storms, shipwreck, hostile and friendly natives, and enemy vessels," eventually leading a renegade band called the Right Honourable Brotherhood of Shipwrecked Men.

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Treasure Island

By Robert Louis Stevenson

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While going through the possessions of a deceased guest who owed them money, the mistress of the inn and her son find a treasure map that leads to a pirate fortune as well as great danger.

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The Requiem Shark

By Nicholas Griffin

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"The Year is 1719. The Golden Age of Piracy is about to end.

"Based on the last voyage of the most successful captain in the history of piracy, The Requiem Shark is the tale of a young recruit, William Williams, and his forced apprenticeship to Bartholomew Roberts, slaver turned pirate captain. Acting as biographer to the captain and fiddler to the crew, Williams sails from West Africa to the Caribbean, recording their conflicts with the mariners, merchants, whores and tribes who populate the ends of the known world.

"Held together by greed and the desire for independence, the crew sways between treachery and allegiance, violence and dreams of redemption as they quest for the Juliette, a treasure ship so wealthy its capture will guarantee all their fortunes."

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The Privateer

By Josephine Tey

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"The slave-pirate who plundered an empire! Spain's rule over the Americas was unchallenged- until Henry Morgan, privateer, set sail from Jamaica with his lusty, loyal crew... This is the incredible, true story of the bormer bonsman who bought his freedom with powder and steel, sacking the richest ports of the West Indies for women, for gold, for glory- for England. Only the famous mystery writer Josephine Tey could unravel the secrets of the most fabulous adventurer in history- a man so powerful that the country he served was forced to bring him to trial for his deeds!"
A classic historical novel.
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The Pirate's Daughter: A Novel of Adventure

By Robert Girardi

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"It began with a chance meeting and led to a date at a small French restaurant in a city by the sea. She ordered expensive wine. He paid the bill. She spoke of the sea. He was haunted by her green eyes and copper-colored skin. Then, in a matter of weeks, the woman named Cricket Page would lead Wilson Lander away from the moorings of his familiar life, away from his relationship with a successful businesswoman and onto a tycoon's yacht called the Compound Interest--for a journey across the great Sargasso Sea.

Coming ashore in a world of searing mystery and danger, Lander will pay the price for his unquenchable desire for Cricket Page, for their moments of stolen pleasure and her cryptic promises of a life of luxury together. For she is a pirate's daughter, and in an exotic land exploding with cruelty and violence, populated by maniacs and plunderers, Wilson Lander must escape the woman who has stolen his heart--and given him his freedom. . . ."

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The Curse of Treasure Island

By Francis Bryan

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"Never out of print since its first publication in book form in 1883, Robert Louis Stevenson's Treasure Islandis a thrilling narrative of pirates, hidden treasure, and peril on the high seas that is as popular with adults as with children. Here, at last, is a worthy sequel, written in the same spirit as Stevenson's brilliant original. Now a sturdy young man of twenty-one, Jim Hawkins, the cabin boy who narrated Treasure Island, is content with his quiet life as landlord of the family inn. Nothing could induce him to return to the accursed island. But when a mysterious and beautiful stranger comes begging for his immediate assistance in locating the pirate Joseph Tait, Jim is powerless to resist. Last seen marooned on Treasure Island, Tait was the roughest pirate of the lot. What could a woman of Grace Richardson's elegance and refinement want with such a reprobate? The answer leads Jim back to the South Seas, to violence, mystery, and dangers he never dared imagine."

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The Sweet Trade

By Elizabeth Garrett

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Anne Bonny, a pampered Southern belle, hungers for a life more exciting and dangerous than she knows keeping her father's household together. When she convinces a hapless sailor boy to marry her and take her to Nassau, that seething cauldron of piracy, prostitution and all things wicked, she alters the course of her life forever. . .

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Ramage and the Saracens

By Dudley Pope

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Ordered to Naples after the battle of Trafalgar, Ramage and the Calypso are given fresh orders. The Barbary Coast pirates--the Saracens--are active in Sicily again, and terrorizing fishing ports. Ramage and his crew are sent to Sicily to track down the Saracens before they can attack another town.  Part of a series.

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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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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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