Howard Pyle's Book of Pirates

Howard Pyle's Book of Pirates

By: Howard Pyle Complete Authored Works
Edited by: Merle Johnson
Published by: Harper and Brothers
Publication Date: 1921

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Rarely have the exploits of marauding pirates and buccaneers of the Spanish Main been more vividly recounted than in the stories of author and illustrator Howard Pyle. Possessed of a unique talent for recapturing the flavor of bygone eras, Pyle wrote and illustrated these highly readable sagas of the sea wolves who sailed under the dreaded black flag.

This treasury includes "The Ghost of Captain Brand," "Tom Chist and the Treasure Box," "Jack Ballister's Fortunes," "The Ruby of Kishmoor," "Blueskin, the Pirate," "Captain Scarfield," and other swashbuckling yarns. In addition to a formidable crew of fictional cutthroats, the tales also feature such real-life figures as Blackbeard, Captain Kidd, and Henry Morgan. Enhanced with 80 of Pyle's own incomparable illustrations—including 16 full-page color plates—this book will delight any lover of adventures on the high seas.

From the jacket of the 2020 Dover edition

The Book of Pirates Reprint

The Book of Pirates
Reprinted in 2020 by Dover Publications
Reprint illustrated by Howard Pyle Complete Authored Works
Available formats: Paperback
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