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Smith, Aaron active 1823-1852

Overview
Works: 7 works in 39 publications in 1 language and 554 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Pirate captivity narratives  Sea stories  Personal narratives  Trials, litigation, etc 
Roles: Author
Classifications: F2161, 364.164
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Aaron Smith
The atrocities of the pirates : being a faithful narrative of the unparalleled sufferings endured by the author during his captivity among the pirates of the island of Cuba, with an account of the excesses and barbarities of those inhuman freebooters by Aaron Smith( Book )

19 editions published between 1824 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Originally published in 1824, this firsthand account describes how, in June 1822, young English seaman Aaron Smith was taken captive by Cuban pirates when his ship was boarded en route from Jamaica to England. A skilled navigator, fluent in Spanish, and regarded as what was then acceptable as a ship?s surgeon, he was an attractive candidate for conscription. Forced to work as a navigator and participate in pirate boarding parties for ten months, he suffered mightily and witnessed unspeakable acts of murder and torture. He struggled between resisting the orders of the cruel pirate captain and acting against his conscience to preserve his own life from the wrath of the pirates. After failed attempts to get away, he managed to narrowly escape with his life, but was arrested as a pirate upon arrival in Havana. Smith was jailed in Cuba and then sent back to England in chains, where he found himself on trial for his life at the Old Bailey courthouse. The attorney general himself led the prosecution, with the captains of the ships boarded by Smith and the pirates as the principal witnesses
The atrocities of the pirates by Aaron Smith( Book )

4 editions published between 1997 and 2012 in English and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Atrocities of the Pirates ... Decorated ... with engravings by Eric Ravilious by Aaron Smith( Book )

1 edition published in 1929 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The atrocities of the pirates
Alternative Names
Smith, Aaron, fl. 1823-1852

Languages
English (38)

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The atrocities of the piratesThe atrocities of the pirates : being a faithful narrative of the unparalleled sufferings endured by the author during his captivity among the pirates of the island of Cuba, with an account of the excesses and barbarities of those inhuman freebooters