The King of Pirates, Paperback Book

The King of Pirates Paperback

Part of the Hesperus Classics series


Following the success of Robinson Crusoe, Defoe composed a further tale of high adventure at sea.

The result was the lesser-known The King of Pirates, an inspired and hugely enjoyable 'first-hand' account of pirate living.

In response to an alleged letter accusing him of the worst possible deeds, Captain Avery pens a reply seeking to exonerate himself from all such charges.

He sees fit to provide a full account of life as captain of a pirate ship.

Yet far from being the archetypal, murderous villain, his letters reveal him simply to be a very lovable rogue - albeit one with something of a penchant for fine jewels.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 112 pages
  • Publisher: Hesperus Press Ltd
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  • Category: Classic fiction (pre c 1945)
  • ISBN: 9781843910114

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