A General History Of The Pirates pdf
A General History of the Pirates book is 1724 published in Britain containing biographies of contemporary pirates, which was influential in shaping popular conceptions of pirates. Its author uses the name Captain Charles Johnson, generally considered a pseudonym for one of London’s writer-publishers. The prime source for the biographies of many well-known pirates, the book gives an almost mythical status to the more colorful characters, and it is likely that the author used considerable license in his accounts of pirate conversations. The book also contains the name of the pirate flag the Jolly Roger and shows the skull and bones design.
A General History Of The Pirates Summary
A General History of pirates introduced many features which later became common in pirate literature, such as pirates with missing legs or eyes, the notion of pirates burying treasure, and the name of the pirate flag the Jolly Roger. The author specifically cites two pirates as having named their flag Jolly Roger (named after the first Pirate and his crew): Welsh pirate Bartholomew Roberts in June 1721, and English pirate Francis Spriggs in December 1723. The book gives an almost mythical status to the more colorful characters, such as the infamous English pirates Blackbeard and Calico Jack. It provides the standard account of the lives of many people still famous in the 21st century and has influenced pirate literature of Scottish novelists Robert Louis Stevenson and J. M. Barrie.
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Name Of the Novel: A General History Of The Pirates
Author: Captain Charles Johnson (pseudonym)
Publisher: Ch. Rivington,
J. Lacy, and J. Stone
Publication date: 14 May 1724
Media type: Print
Book Type: pdf / ePub
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