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Old 09-19-2009, 12:13 AM   #1
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Avast, me hearties!

Today is International Talk like A Pirate Day. In honor of the day all Pastafarians hold dear, I bring you a list of ebooks here on MR about freebooters, privateers, sea rovers, politicians, and other marauders. Arrrgh!

Harry CollingwoodSir Arthur Conan Doyle
  • Tales of Pirates and Blue Water (Lrf, Mobi)
Sir Ralph Sir EdwardBret HartJohn HutchesonPeter KyneFrederick MarryatMax PembertonRafael SabatiniRobert Louis StevensonJosephine Tey

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Old 09-19-2009, 12:44 AM   #2
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Aaaaargh, but these days it's harder to tell the pirate from the pirated!

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Old 09-19-2009, 12:49 AM   #3
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Old 09-19-2009, 01:07 AM   #4
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Old 09-19-2009, 01:32 AM   #5
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Shiver me timbers, laddie. You scared me too, I thought I had missed it. The shame would have been unbearable.

Thanks so much for putting all these books on one easy post. I have been looking at these books as I stumbled across them whilst browsing through the MR collection and thinking to myself, "I've really got to make some time to read some pirate books." No more excuses!

Since the temperature here is expected to be in excess of 105 for tomorrow I had intended to ensconce myself in my air-conditioned fortress and play my newest computer game but now... its pirate books all day!!!

I and my fell crew will spend the day in piraty bliss.
Fell crew: Three angry beavers who may not look all that threatening but, once they start wearing their underwear on the outside, assume their secrete identities (Baron "Once-Bad-Then-Good-Then-Bad-Again-Now-Good-Again" Beaver, Justice Gal, and Muscular Beaver) and are a terror to all that face them. Two stark and fierce sea otters, The Dread Blue One and his Clam of Incontinence and his trollop, Seaweed and her Kelp Leaf of… err… well it is really yucky feeling. Finally last and least is Mousey Chewtoy, who may only be able to inflict very small nibbles but can withstand an unlimited chewing and tossing about in the air. Our secrete weapon is Catbert, Evil Director of Human Relations. ("I see that your review is coming up.") and one trusted, if not all that useful, ally The Really Oblate Bear. ("Just call me Rob.")

Arrrrrgh!


(Now where did I put that eye patch...)
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Old 09-19-2009, 03:50 AM   #6
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I'm retired from the US Navy, and work as a Dept. of the Army Civilian.

I go around the workplace saying AAARRRRRGGGHHH to most everything, when the soldiers ask me what that's all about I say "That's Navy for HOOAAHH!"
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Old 09-19-2009, 05:43 AM   #7
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Remake of the best pirate adventure game of all times is only $4.99/4,49€ during this weekend:
http://store.steampowered.com/news/2834/
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Old 09-19-2009, 07:24 AM   #8
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You forgot this one http://www.mobileread.com/forums/showthread.php?t=56721

and of course its sequel here http://www.mobileread.com/forums/showthread.php?t=56778

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Old 09-19-2009, 09:42 AM   #9
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The bucaniers of America from John Esquemeling
http://www.mobileread.com/forums/sho...962#post596962
and Captain Canot, though it's about an unglorious slave merchant..
http://www.mobileread.com/forums/sea...archid=2458026

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Old 09-19-2009, 10:44 AM   #10
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If you play Sid Meier's Pirates today, every sentence of dialogue will contain "Aargh!"

On a separate (but pirate-related note): does anyone know if "A Brief History of the Murders and Robberies of the Most Notorious Pirates" by Captain Charles Johnson (speculated to be Daniel Defoe) is in the public domain? It was written in the 1700s, but I can't find it in ebook form anywhere, except on Google Books as "no preview available."

ETA: Nevermind, I think I found it.

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Old 09-19-2009, 02:30 PM   #11
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Well, me hearties, I'd be keelhauled if I didn't point out

http://www.gutenberg.org/wiki/Category:Bookshelf
(The direct link didn't work so look for the Pirates shelf link on this page.)

So anchor well off a lee shore and settle into your hammocks for some fine reading.

Arrrrgh!


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Old 09-19-2009, 03:10 PM   #12
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I never cease to be amazed at the wondrous things that might be found whilst bouncing about on the internet.

I give you http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/19273

The Dead Men's Song
Being the Story of a Poem and a Reminiscent Sketch of its Author Young Ewing Allison
(available in HTML, MOBI, EPUB, and other formats)



While this quote from the book is not of a piratical nature I think we can all relate to Allison's vice.

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One who has never read around the clock in a virtual debauch of novel reading cannot appreciate Allison’s “Delicious Vice;” no more can he Field’s “Dibdin’s Ghost” who has not smuggled home under his coat some cherished volume at the expense of his belly—and possibly someone else’s too! “The Delicious Vice!” What a tart morsel to roll on one’s tongue in anticipation and to speculate over before scanning the pages to discover that the vice is not “hitting the pipe” or “snuffing happy dust” but is as Allison paints it with whimsical but affectionate words, “pipe dreams and fond adventures of an habitual novel-reader among some great books and their people.”
I am now setting forth on my own virtual debauch of novel reading!


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I'm retired from the US Navy, and work as a Dept. of the Army Civilian.

I go around the workplace saying AAARRRRRGGGHHH to most everything, when the soldiers ask me what that's all about I say "That's Navy for HOOAAHH!"
Do they ever get into talk like a pirate day on navy ships? It just be spectacular to see a few hundred sailors on a real ship get into it for the day
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Daig... uh, I mean, avast... uh, damn yer eyes... yeah, anyway, no one's interested in this one?

Blast...

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