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Famous Pirate Stories: In 1904, J.M. Barrie’s Peter Pan was performed on stage in London. It has enchanted children ever since. It is a part fairy tale and part adventure Pirate Stories, presenting its pirates as foolish and incompetent caricatures.

In children’s literature of the 1800s and early 1900s, pirates were the popular subject matter. A new breed of the hero was created: the smart, young, Anglo-Saxon Protestant who does battle with pirates.

Pirate Story
Pirate Story


Nancy Kington, daughter of a rich merchant, suddenly orphaned when her father dies, is sent to live on her family’s plantation in Jamaica. Disgusted by the treatment of the slaves and her brother’s willingness to marry her off, she and one of the slaves, Minerva, run away and join a band of pirates.

Short Pirate Adventure Story


For both girls, the pirate life is their only chance for freedom in a society where both are treated like property, rather than individuals.

Together they go in search of adventure, love, and a new life that breaks all restrictions of gender, race, and position. Told through Nancy’s writings, their adventures will appeal to readers across the spectrum and around the world.

The Pirate Gang

Once upon a time, there was a boy named Peter. He and his friends loved to go fishing. His dad would take the boys out and the girls would go shopping. One day the boys decided to go fishing. They got a basket of food and got the boat ready. The girls got in the car and went to the mall.

Pirates in Popular Culture
Pirates in Popular Culture

They started fishing and Peter saw a ship coming towards them. He told his dad and he said they should all go below decks just in case it is a pirate ship. They were below decks and they saw that more ships had come and surrounded them. Peters dad called the water police and told them about the pirates.

Famous Pirate Stories

They said they would get there as fast as they could. They had to wait for five minutes but then they came. The strongest ship disabled the pirate ships and the rest caught and killed them. We were all safe and the police were glad that the pirates were dead.

Elizabethan Pirate Ships
Elizabethan Pirate Ships

Pirate’s Gold: A Teen Love Pirate Stories that includes Pirates, Pirate Treasure, and Sailing in the Caribbean!

This book deals with teen love, emotions, problems, and how the characters solved these problems. This exciting character novel pits a young teens moral character against a modern-day pirate. There is a build-up to the treasure hunt that keeps you on the edge of your seat with an exciting ending.

Robert Louise Stevenson’s’ iconic pirate novel “Treasure Island” gave birth to many myths and beliefs associated with pirates today. The features of treasure maps, walking the plank etc are all derived from Stevenson’s novel. The character of Long John Silver also became as iconic as the novel and came to be known as the godfather of all fictional pirates.

Captain James Hook, another popular pirate character appeared in the Peter Pan books J.M.Barrie. Hook kept his readers hooked for a long time and was the source of the images of pirates with hooks in place hand and leg. He gained his name from the iron hook that replaced his hand and had only two fears in life – the sight of his own blood and the crocodile that ate off his hand.

Captain Long John Silver
Captain Long John Silver

Today, doubtlessly, the most famous pirate character is Captain Jack Sparrow from the Pirate of the Caribbean series, portrayed by actor Johnny Depp. Captain Jack Span]rrow had ever since won the heart of his admirers with his wit, intelligence and trickery.

Jack Sparrow is one of the nine pirate lords of the Brethren Court, also known as the pirate lord of the seven seas.

Fiction Books about Pirates

Some of the most famous pirates fantasy books are:

  • Treasure Island
  • Captain Blood
  • The Sea Hawk
  • The Pirate (by Walter Scott)
  • On Stranger Tides
  • A Gathering of Shadows

These are also some of the classic pirate books written and published so far.

Pirate ship
How famous Pirate ship looked

Famous Pirates Book Characters

Some of the most famous fictional pirate characters are:

  • Long John Silver
  • Captain Pugwash
  • Thomas Ayrton
  • Morgan Adams
  • Peter Blood
  • Captain Jack Sparrow
  • Captain Blackbeard

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