The History of the Pirates of the Caribbean

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Sprache - Englisch

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The History of the Pirates of the Caribbean brings together an exhilarating collection that transcends the conventional boundaries of maritime literature. Through the vivid prose of Daniel Defoe, Charles Ellms, and Captain Charles Johnson, this anthology explores the tumultuous world of Caribbean piracy from multiple vantage points, offering readers a comprehensive and dynamic portrait of pirate life. The exploration of themes such as liberty, lawlessness, and the allure of the sea is presented through a rich tapestry of narratives, including biographical accounts, embellished folklore, and historical analyses. This collection not only captures the imagination but also provides a critical insight into the socio-political climate of the era, making it a significant contribution to maritime literature. The contributing authors, each a notable figure in their own right, bring a diverse range of experiences and perspectives to the anthology. Daniel Defoe's background as a celebrated novelist and journalist, combined with Charles Ellms's penchant for sensational stories and Captain Charles Johnson's detailed accounts of piracy, collectively paint a picture of the Caribbean sea that is as dangerous as it is captivating. Their works represent a convergence of historical documentation and literary embellishment, offering a multi-faceted exploration of piracy that resonates with cultural, historical, and literary movements of their times. The History of the Pirates of the Caribbean is an essential read for anyone interested in the golden age of piracy, maritime history, or the evolution of narrative forms. This anthology presents an unmatched opportunity to dive into the depths of piracy's lore, examining its global impact and enduring fascination. Readers will find themselves on an educational venture through time, where the thrilling escapades of pirates are interwoven with scholarly analysis, providing a comprehensive understanding of their historical significance. It is a collection that promises to engage, educate, and enlighten, beckoning readers to set sail into the rich and tumultuous waters of pirate history.

About the Author

Daniel Defoe (c. 1660 – 1731) was an English writer, journalist, and trader, best known for his novel 'Robinson Crusoe' (1719) which is often credited as marking the beginning of realistic fiction as a literary genre. His works are characterized by their keen observation of society, deep insight into human nature, and vivid portrayal of the struggles and triumphs of the individual. Besides 'Robinson Crusoe', Defoe wrote several other significant works including 'Moll Flanders' (1722), which explores the life of a resourceful and dynamic woman in 17th-century England, and 'A Journal of the Plague Year' (1722), a fictionalized account of the Great Plague of London in 1665, told from the perspective of a man who chooses to remain in the city. While 'The History of the Pirates of the Caribbean' is not one of Defoe's known published works, he did author 'A General History of the Pyrates' (1724), a seminal book that provides biographies of many famous pirates and is key in shaping the popular conception of pirates. His works have been credited with shaping the novel form and continue to influence the cannon of English literature.

Product Details

Publisher: DigiCat

Genre: Sprache - Englisch

Language: English

Size: 871 Pages

Filesize: 3.1 MB

ISBN: 8596547730200