I'm looking for suggestions for novels and short stories about piracy, with some specifications.
I'm putting together for myself a reading list of prose fiction or non-fiction that deals with pirates and piracy. However, I want to limit my search to a certain time period—a "long" nineteenth century (say the American Revolution to World War I)—and to American literature. Any suggestions for good, literary fiction? I have a few things on my list already, including Melville's "Benito Cereno," Cooper's The Red Rover
, and Frank Norris's Moran of the "Lady Letty"
, as well as a long list of captivity narratives and so on from the Tripolitan War, but I am hoping the Hive Mind can help me expand.
I have seen this question
but my search is a bit more specific.
Any suggestions? They don't necessarily have to be "fun" reads. I'm also not very interested in contemporary historical research (I've seen this thread
), though nineteenth-century historical or non-fictional accounts that deal with pirates and piracy would be welcome, too.