Pirate Treasure

Yo ho ho and a bottle of rum! Grab a cutlass, attach that peg leg, and sharpen your hook, 'cause you're gonna need 'em to safely sail through these scurvy-filled, shark-infested waters. From historical swashbuckling classics such as Robert Louis Stevenson's Treasure Island to futuristic pirates of outer space in Edgar Rice Burrough's Pirates of Venus, from innocents kidnapped to women privateering, you'll find plenty of adventure and a treasure of reading pleasure.

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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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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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 Blackbirder

By James L. Nelson

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Former swashbuckler Thomas Marlowe and his wife have settled in 1702 Tidewater Virginia where they immediately make enemies by freeing their slaves. Planning to set to sea again, to make his fortune plundering rival merchant vessels, Captain Marlowe finds himself bound instead to hunt down an old friend who has killed the captain of a slave ship and has now set sail for Africa.
Book 2 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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The Sea-Hawk

By Rafael Sabatini

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Oliver Tressilian helped defeat the Spanish Armada only to be betrayed by his half-brother, forcing him to become a fugitive. Now a pirate off the Barbary Coast and follower of Islam, Captain Tressilain, the Sea-Hawk, finds adventure and romance in his new life.

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