The General History of the Pyrates

Captain Charles JOHNSON ( - )

A General History of the Robberies and Murders of the most notorious Pyrates is a 1724 book containing biographies of contemporary pirates. It's author uses the name Captain Charles Johnson, generally considered a pseudonym. The real identity of the author was thought by some scholars to be Daniel Defoe, although this has since been disputed. The publisher Nathaniel Mist or somebody working for him are other suggested authors. In the first volume, "Johnson" sticks fairly close to the available sources, though he embellishes the stories somewhat. Nevertheless, the book was influential in shaping popular notions of piracy and provided the standard account of the lives of many individuals still famous in the 21st century.(Summary by Wikipedia)

Genre(s): Nautical & Marine Fiction, *Non-fiction, Biography & Autobiography

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 01 - Preface Barry Eads
00:16:09
Play 02 02 - Introduction, Part 1 Barry Eads
00:25:33
Play 03 03 - Introduction, Part 2 Barry Eads
00:26:23
Play 04 04 - Chapter 1, Part 1 Richard Kilmer
00:16:26
Play 05 05 - Chapter 1, Part 2 Richard Kilmer
00:21:32
Play 06 06 - Chapter 2 Mike Turitzin
00:11:00
Play 07 07 - Chapter 3, Part 1 Rayne
00:17:26
Play 08 08 - Chapter 3, Part 2 Rayne
00:17:45
Play 09 09 - Chapter 4, Part 1 Mike Harris
00:18:59
Play 10 10 - Chapter 4, Part 2 Mike Harris
00:20:57
Play 11 11 - Chapter 5, Part 1 Richard Kilmer
00:29:40
Play 12 12 - Chapter 5, Part 2 Mike Harris
00:26:33
Play 13 13 - Chapter 6 S. Houghton
00:14:40
Play 14 14 - Chapter 7, Part 1 S. Houghton
00:11:29
Play 15 15 - Chapter 7, Part 2 S. Houghton
00:15:38
Play 16 16 - Chapter 7, Part 3 Miriam Esther Goldman (1991-2017)
00:14:19
Play 17 17 - Chapter 8, Part 1 Incorrectly labeled as Chapter IX in the text Anna Simon
00:24:12
Play 18 18 - Chapter 8, Part 2 Incorrectly labeled as Chapter IX in the text Anna Simon
00:17:19
Play 19 19 - Chapter 8, Part 3 Incorrectly labeled as Chapter IX in the text Anna Simon
00:20:52
Play 20 20 - Chapter 9, Part 1 Incorrectly labeled as Chapter XI in the text Cate Mackenzie
00:06:11
Play 21 21 - Chapter 9, Part 2 Incorrectly labeled as Chapter XI in the text Cate Mackenzie
00:17:52
Play 22 22 - Chapter 9, Part 3 Incorrectly labeled as Chapter XI in the text Cate Mackenzie
00:16:00
Play 23 23 - Chapter 9, Part 4 Incorrectly labeled as Chapter XI in the text Cate Mackenzie
00:18:58
Play 24 24 - Chapter 9, Part 5 Incorrectly labeled as Chapter XI in the text Cate Mackenzie
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Play 25 25 - Chapter 9, Part 6 Incorrectly labeled as Chapter XI in the text Cate Mackenzie
00:16:49
Play 26 26 - Chapter 9, Part 7 Incorrectly labeled as Chapter XI in the text Barry Eads
00:20:22
Play 27 27 - Chapter 9, Part 8 Incorrectly labeled as Chapter XI in the text Cate Mackenzie
00:13:53
Play 28 28 - Chapter 9, Part 9 Incorrectly labeled as Chapter XI in the text Cate Mackenzie
00:23:18
Play 29 29 - Chapter 9, Part 10 Incorrectly labeled as Chapter XI in the text Barry Eads
00:21:40
Play 30 30 - Chapter 9, Part 11 Incorrectly labeled as Chapter XI in the text Barry Eads
00:21:31
Play 31 31 - Chapter 9, Part 12 Incorrectly labeled as Chapter XI in the text Cate Mackenzie
00:21:21
Play 32 32 - Chapter 10 Incorrectly labeled as Chapter XII in the text Richard Kilmer
00:23:56
Play 33 33 - Chapter 11 Incorrectly labeled as Chapter XIII in the text Cate Mackenzie
00:07:29
Play 34 34 - Chapter 12, Part 1 Incorrectly labeled as Chapter XIV in the text Rayne
00:17:53
Play 35 35 - Chapter 12, Part 2 Incorrectly labeled as Chapter XIV in the text Rayne
00:13:58
Play 36 36 - Chapter 13, Part 1 Incorrectly labeled as Chapter XV in the text Kathleen Nelson
00:21:36
Play 37 37 - Chapter 13, Part 2 Incorrectly labeled as Chapter XV in the text Kathleen Nelson
00:25:57
Play 38 38 - Chapter 14 Incorrectly labeled as Chapter XVI in the text Cate Mackenzie
00:07:27
Play 39 39 - Chapter 15 Incorrectly labeled as Chapter XVII in the text Kathryn Lois
00:26:53
Play 40 40 - Chapter 16 Incorrectly labeled as Chapter XVII in the text Barry Eads
00:14:25
Play 41 41 - Philip Roche Barry Eads
00:10:18
Play 42 42 - Abstract of Laws in Relation to Pyracy Barry Eads
00:08:42