General History of the Pyrates

ISBN-10: 0486404889
ISBN-13: 9780486404882
Edition: 1999
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Description: Best known as the author of Robinson Crusoe, Daniel Defoe was also an expert in maritime affairs. He put that expertise, and his literary talents, into this work, one of the major sources of information about piracy in the early 18th century.

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List price: $22.95
Copyright year: 1999
Publisher: Dover Publications, Incorporated
Publication date: 1/26/1999
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 800
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.50" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 1.848
Language: English

Best known as the author of Robinson Crusoe, Daniel Defoe was also an expert in maritime affairs. He put that expertise, and his literary talents, into this work, one of the major sources of information about piracy in the early 18th century.

Daniel Defoe was born Daniel Foe in London, England on September 13, 1660. He changed his surname in 1703, adding the more genteel "De" before his own name to suggest a higher social standing. He was a novelist, journalist, and political agent. His writings covered a wide range of topics. His novels include Robinson Crusoe, Moll Flanders, Roxana, Captain Singleton, and Colonel Jack. He wrote A Tour Thro' the Whole Island of Great Britain, which is an important source of English economic life, and ghost stories including A True Relation of the Apparition of One Mrs. Veal. He also wrote satirical poems and pamphlets and edited a newspaper. He was imprisoned and pilloried for his controversial work, The Shortest Way with the Dissenters, which suggested that all non-Conformist ministers be hanged. He died on April 24, 1731.

David Vines is Fellow in Economics at Balliol College, Oxford. He is the Director of the Research Programme on Global Economic Institutions of the British Economic and Social Research Council. He is also Adjunct Professor of Economics at the Australian National University.

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