Pirates -- fiction

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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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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The Guardship

By James L. Nelson

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A naval adventure whose hero commands a warship, defending colonial Virginia from pirates. On land he faces danger as well for he killed a tobacco planter in a duel over a woman and the family wants revenge.
Book 1 of the Brethren of the Coast series.

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Tom Cringle's Log

By Michael Scott

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In the West Indies, where war, piracy, smuggling, and slave running are the order of the day, the hero of this tale advances from midshipman to lieutenant to a command of his own: the audacious little Wasp.

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Midshipman Bolitho

By Alexander Kent

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Two novels in one: young Bolitho joins the Gorgon and battles pirates off the coast of Africa; at home, he helps clear the Cornwall coast of smugglers.
Book 1 of the Richard Bolitho novels.

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Chesapeake

By James A. Michener

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In this epic, the Chesapeake Bay region gets Michener's novel treatment. From Indians to religious pilgrims, from pirates to slave holders, from Quakers to desperate Irish immigrants, the people come in and make their mark on the windy marshes and tidal basins of the Chesapeake Bay.

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Captain Blood: His Odyssey

By Rafael Sabatini

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A man wrongly punished for treason escapes from slavery in the West Indies to become a savvy pirate, yet he longs for the plantation owner's niece.

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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 Scrimshaw Ring

By William Jaspersohn

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A young boy living in Newport, Rhode Island, in 1710 enjoys imaginary adventures with make-believe pirates, until the day that real pirates come ashore for evil purposes and leave him a remarkable memento. Includes ideas for activities related to family heirlooms.
Based on a true story.
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The Man with the Silver Oar

By Robin Moore

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In 1718, fifteen-year-old Daniel leaves his guardian uncle's Quaker household to stowaway on a ship in pursuit of a pirate captain bent on raiding the coast of North America before returning to port in Hispaniola.
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