Can anyone tell me the names of some well-known pirate novels? The only one I’ve read, or started reading, is Treasure Island (on LingQ, in fact), but I’d love to have a list of titles handy next time I’m in a new or second-hand bookstore.
Thanks in advance.
I read “Moonfleet” (J. Meade Falkner) at school and thoroughly enjoyed it. It’s a tale of smuggling in 18th century England, so not pirates exactly, but the same kind of genre and a ripping good yarn !
The Pirate - Walter Scott
The Island - Peter Benchley
Thanks Jamie. I’ve taken note of them
Ah! I thought you meant illegal translations. I have a bunch of Russian ones…don’t think they are about pirates though
What language are you reading them in?
I wouldn’t mind reading them in English. I don’t read enough in English. Pirates, Caribbean, treasure… that sort of thing
Once you are up and running in German, my favourite local pirate was ‘Klaus Störtebeker’. He fought the Hanseatic League and the stories about him are very romantic. I was always torn between wanting to run away to the circus to become a lion tamer and wanting to grow up to be a pirate.