The King of Pirates Paperback
by Daniel Defoe
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
- Publication Date: 29/08/2002
- Category: Classic fiction (pre c 1945)
- ISBN: 9781843910114