Pirates of Panama

Alexandre EXQUEMELIN (c. 1645 - 1707), translated by George A. WILLIAMS (1875 - 1932)

This volume was originally written in Dutch by John Esquemeling, and first published in Amsterdam in 1678 under the title of De Americaeneche Zee Roovers. It immediately became very popular and this first hand history of the Buccaneers of America was soon translated into the principal European languages. The first English edition was printed in 1684.

  • Esquemeling served the Buccaneers in the capacity of barber-surgeon, and was present at all their exploits. Little did he suspect that his first hand observations would some day be cherished as the only authentic and true history of the Buccaneers and Marooners of the Spanish Main.
  • From time to time new editions of this work have been published, but in many cases much new material, not always authentic, has been added and the result has been to mar the original narrative as set forth by Esquemeling. In arranging this edition, the original English text only has been used, and but few changes made by cutting out the long and tedious description of plant and animal life of the West Indies of which Esquemeling had only a smattering of truth. But, the history of Captain Morgan and his fellow buccaneers is here printed almost identical with the original English translation, and we believe it is the first time this history has been published in a suitable form for the juvenile reader with no loss of interest to the adult.
(Summary excerpted from the Introduction)

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

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 00 00 - Introduction Sibella Denton
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Play 01 01 - Preface Lars Rolander (1942-2016)
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Play 02 02 - Chapter 1 Sibella Denton
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Play 03 03 - Chapter 2 Lars Rolander (1942-2016)
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Play 04 04 - Chapter 3 Lars Rolander (1942-2016)
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Play 05 05 - Chapter 4 Sibella Denton
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Play 06 06 - Chapter 5, part 1 Acacia Wood
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Play 07 07 - Chapter 5, part 2 Acacia Wood
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Play 08 08 - Chapter 6 Sibella Denton
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Play 09 09 - Chapter 7, part 1 Acacia Wood
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Play 10 10 - Chapter 7, part 2 Acacia Wood
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Play 11 11 - Chapter 8, part 1 Acacia Wood
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Play 12 12 - Chapter 8. part 2 Acacia Wood
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Play 13 13 - Chapter 9 Lars Rolander (1942-2016)
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Play 14 14 - Chapter 10 Lars Rolander (1942-2016)
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Play 15 15 - Chapter 11 Varra Unreal
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Play 16 16 - Chapter 12, part 1 Sibella Denton
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Play 17 17 - Chapter 12, part 2 Sibella Denton
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Play 18 18 - Chapter 12, part 3 Sibella Denton
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Play 19 19 - Chapter 12, part 4 Sibella Denton
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Play 20 20 - Chapter 12, part 5 Sibella Denton
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Play 21 21 - Chapter 12, part 6 Sibella Denton
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Play 22 22 - Chapter 13 Sibella Denton
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Play 23 23 - Chapter 14 Sibella Denton
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Play 24 24 - Chapter 15 Varra Unreal
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Play 25 25 - Chapter 16 Lars Rolander (1942-2016)
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Play 26 26 - Chapter 17, part 1 Lars Rolander (1942-2016)
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Play 27 27 - Chapter 17, part 2 Lars Rolander (1942-2016)
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Play 28 28 - Chapter 18 Denny Sayers (d. 2015)
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