The General History of the Pyrates


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A General History of the Robberies and Murders of the most notorious Pyrates is a 1724 book containing biographies of contemporary pirates. It's author uses the name Captain Charles Johnson, generally considered a pseudonym.

The real identity of the author was thought by some scholars to be Daniel Defoe, although this has since been disputed. The publisher Nathaniel Mist or somebody working for him are other suggested authors.

In the first volume, "Johnson" sticks fairly close to the available sources, though he embellishes the stories somewhat. Nevertheless, the book was influential in shaping popular notions of piracy and provided the standard account of the lives of many individuals still famous in the 21st century.(Summary by Wikipedia) (12 hr 47 min)

Chapters

01 - Preface 16:09 Read by Barry Eads
02 - Introduction, Part 1 25:33 Read by Barry Eads
03 - Introduction, Part 2 26:23 Read by Barry Eads
04 - Chapter 1, Part 1 16:26 Read by Richard Kilmer
05 - Chapter 1, Part 2 21:32 Read by Richard Kilmer
06 - Chapter 2 11:00 Read by Mike Turitzin
07 - Chapter 3, Part 1 17:26 Read by Rayne
08 - Chapter 3, Part 2 17:45 Read by Rayne
09 - Chapter 4, Part 1 18:59 Read by Mike Harris
10 - Chapter 4, Part 2 20:57 Read by Mike Harris
11 - Chapter 5, Part 1 29:40 Read by Richard Kilmer
12 - Chapter 5, Part 2 26:33 Read by Mike Harris
13 - Chapter 6 14:40 Read by S. Houghton
14 - Chapter 7, Part 1 11:29 Read by S. Houghton
15 - Chapter 7, Part 2 15:38 Read by S. Houghton
16 - Chapter 7, Part 3 14:19 Read by Miriam Esther Goldman (1991-2017)
17 - Chapter 8, Part 1Incorrectly labeled as Chapter IX in the text 24:12 Read by Anna Simon
18 - Chapter 8, Part 2Incorrectly labeled as Chapter IX in the text 17:19 Read by Anna Simon
19 - Chapter 8, Part 3Incorrectly labeled as Chapter IX in the text 20:52 Read by Anna Simon
20 - Chapter 9, Part 1Incorrectly labeled as Chapter XI in the text 6:11 Read by Cate Mackenzie
21 - Chapter 9, Part 2Incorrectly labeled as Chapter XI in the text 17:52 Read by Cate Mackenzie
22 - Chapter 9, Part 3Incorrectly labeled as Chapter XI in the text 16:00 Read by Cate Mackenzie
23 - Chapter 9, Part 4Incorrectly labeled as Chapter XI in the text 18:58 Read by Cate Mackenzie
24 - Chapter 9, Part 5Incorrectly labeled as Chapter XI in the text 23:43 Read by Cate Mackenzie
25 - Chapter 9, Part 6Incorrectly labeled as Chapter XI in the text 16:49 Read by Cate Mackenzie
26 - Chapter 9, Part 7Incorrectly labeled as Chapter XI in the text 20:22 Read by Barry Eads
27 - Chapter 9, Part 8Incorrectly labeled as Chapter XI in the text 13:53 Read by Cate Mackenzie
28 - Chapter 9, Part 9Incorrectly labeled as Chapter XI in the text 23:18 Read by Cate Mackenzie
29 - Chapter 9, Part 10Incorrectly labeled as Chapter XI in the text 21:40 Read by Barry Eads
30 - Chapter 9, Part 11Incorrectly labeled as Chapter XI in the text 21:31 Read by Barry Eads
31 - Chapter 9, Part 12Incorrectly labeled as Chapter XI in the text 21:21 Read by Cate Mackenzie
32 - Chapter 10Incorrectly labeled as Chapter XII in the text 23:56 Read by Richard Kilmer
33 - Chapter 11Incorrectly labeled as Chapter XIII in the text 7:29 Read by Cate Mackenzie
34 - Chapter 12, Part 1Incorrectly labeled as Chapter XIV in the text 17:53 Read by Rayne
35 - Chapter 12, Part 2Incorrectly labeled as Chapter XIV in the text 13:58 Read by Rayne
36 - Chapter 13, Part 1Incorrectly labeled as Chapter XV in the text 21:36 Read by Kathleen Nelson
37 - Chapter 13, Part 2Incorrectly labeled as Chapter XV in the text 25:57 Read by Kathleen Nelson
38 - Chapter 14Incorrectly labeled as Chapter XVI in the text 7:27 Read by Cate Mackenzie
39 - Chapter 15Incorrectly labeled as Chapter XVII in the text 26:53 Read by Kathryn Lois
40 - Chapter 16Incorrectly labeled as Chapter XVII in the text 14:25 Read by Barry Eads
41 - Philip Roche 10:18 Read by Barry Eads
42 - Abstract of Laws in Relation to Pyracy 8:42 Read by Barry Eads

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A really evocative piece, well read


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I enjoyed this book tremendously, and recommend it highly for thiose interested in the subject matter.