The Life, Adventures, And Piracies Of The Famous Captain Singleton
by Daniel Defoe (1720)

The written adventures of the privateers were as popular in Defoe's time as stories about gangsters are today. Singleton, who was kidnapped from his parents as a child, grows up at sea, and after many adventures, including a remarkable description of the crossing of Africa, he becomes a pirate and sails for the most part off the African coast. Of particular interest in this book is the character of the Quaker Pirate, William Walters, who carried on this so-called legitimate trade with all the moral fervour of a reformer.

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