By Frank Richard Stockton
"First released in 1898, at a time whilst pulp-fiction was once hitting its stride with wild west tales, Stockton offers us with a chain of semi-biographies of pirates from the 18th century and later. He focuses totally on the buccaneers, yet verges over into the Golden "Age of Piracy for the previous few pirates. The checklist of pirates chronicled contain: Peter the nice (aka Pierre Le Grand), Bartholemy Portuguez, John Esquemeling, Roc Braziliano, Francois L'Olonnois, Henry Morgan, Raveneau de Lussan, Blackbeard (aka Edward Teach), Stede Bonnet, Richard Worley, Mary learn, Anne Bonny, Edward Low, Jean Lafitte and William Kidd.
There is a foundation in reality, a lot of it taken from the writing of John Esquemeling. the writer has additionally noticeable healthy to flesh out the tales with fictional bits, intended to make for extra pleasing studying (a l. a. pulp fiction). And, it's unique interpreting. The tales have additionally been sanitized for more youthful readers, so mom and dad shouldn't have to fret approximately over the top violence and unsavory pictures. My model has purely photographs, the canopy and the name page.
Overall, this can be an outstanding semi-introduction to pirates as soon as younger readers have handed the extent of photograph books just like the Eyewitness sequence. i'd positioned the age scale at approximately pre-teens to early children. " - David Stapleton
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