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The best pirates in fiction

Kara Ortiez
The list author says: "The thread began with a list from wikipedia and that was added to by a number of Amazon customers in the discussion forum. The books are listed in no particular order..."
Treasure Island (Sterling Unabridged Classics)
Treasure Island (Sterling Unabridged Classics)
"Long John Silver, Stevenson set the stage for all the piartes that followed..."
Priates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl - Captain Jack's Tale (Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl)
Priates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl - Captain Jack's Tale (Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl)
"Captain Jack made pirates cool again ;)"
Peter Pan (100th Anniversary Edition)
Peter Pan (100th Anniversary Edition)
"A classic, who hasn't heard of Captain Hook?"
The Seven Voyages of Sinbad the Sailor
The Seven Voyages of Sinbad the Sailor
"Sinbad, a classic, one of the grandfathers of the modern pirate tale..."
Conan and the Queen of the Black Coast (GURPS)
Conan and the Queen of the Black Coast (GURPS)
"Conan has been a pirate several times throughout his career, but perhapos the most memorable tale was when he fought alongside BÍlit, the queen of the Black Coast."
Pirates of Venus (Bison Frontiers of Imagination)
Pirates of Venus (Bison Frontiers of Imagination)
"Carson Napier, Edgar Rice Burroughs's dashing space-traveler, leads a band of pirates against a tyrannical regime on Venus"
The Princess Bride: S. Morgenstern's Classic Tale of True Love and High Adventure
The Princess Bride: S. Morgenstern's Classic Tale of True Love and High Adventure
"The dread pirate Roberts"
Captain Blood (Penguin Classics)
Captain Blood (Penguin Classics)
"A great read and fine film starring Errol Flynn. Sabatini himslef worked on the adaptation."
The Sea-Hawk
The Sea-Hawk
"One of Sabatini's best."
Sandokan: The Tigers of Mompracem
Sandokan: The Tigers of Mompracem
"Sandokan, The Tiger of Malaysia, the most feared pirate in the South China Sea"
Sandokan: The Pirates of Malaysia
Sandokan: The Pirates of Malaysia
"The sequel, one of Salgari's best. Sandokan versus James Brooke, the White Rajah of Sarawak."
Sandokan: The King of the Sea
Sandokan: The King of the Sea
"The pirates go high tech, 1868 style"
The Black Corsair
The Black Corsair
"A nobleman turns pirate to avenge the murder of his brothers, a classic in print for over 100 years"
The Pirate
The Pirate
"Walter Scott's 1821 novel builds relentlessly to its mystery-unraveling climax in a few weeks of the summer of 1689."
Corsair
Corsair
Pirate Latitudes: A Novel
Pirate Latitudes: A Novel
"A fun adventure by the writer that gave us Jurassic Park. Captain Hunter leads readers on a great adventure"
On Stranger Tides
On Stranger Tides
"A novel that inspired Pirates of the Caribbean?"
The Big Book of Pirates
The Big Book of Pirates
"Many classic tales retold for younger readers. Pyle, Salgari, Doyle and many others. A great collection for pirate lovers!"
Flashman's Lady
Flashman's Lady
"Suleiman Usman, a pirate in Borneo"
The Pyrates: A Swashbuckling Comic Novel by the Creator of Flashman
The Pyrates: A Swashbuckling Comic Novel by the Creator of Flashman
"An absolute must for fans of swashbucklers (literary or cinematic)."
The Privateer
The Privateer
"Hard to find but well worth the read. Tey paints an excellent portrait of Henry Morgan."
Cup of Gold: A Life of Sir Henry Morgan, Buccaneer, with Occasional Reference to History (Classic, 20th-Century, Penguin)
Cup of Gold: A Life of Sir Henry Morgan, Buccaneer, with Occasional Reference to History (Classic, 20th-Century, Penguin)
"a different take on Morgan as seen through the eyes of the author that gave the world The Grapes of Wrath"
Bloody Jack: Being an Account of the Curious Adventures of Mary "Jacky" Faber, Ship's Boy
Bloody Jack: Being an Account of the Curious Adventures of Mary "Jacky" Faber, Ship's Boy
"A YA series that came highly recommended"
Mississippi Jack: Being an Account of the Further Waterborne Adventures of Jacky Faber, Midshipman, Fine Lady, and Lily of the West (Bloody Jack Adventures)
Mississippi Jack: Being an Account of the Further Waterborne Adventures of Jacky Faber, Midshipman, Fine Lady, and Lily of the West (Bloody Jack Adventures)
Tales of Pirates and Blue Water
Tales of Pirates and Blue Water
"Several short stories by the author that gave us sherlock Holmes"
James Fenimore Cooper : Sea Tales : The Pilot / The Red Rover (Library of America)
James Fenimore Cooper : Sea Tales : The Pilot / The Red Rover (Library of America)
"Red Rover was one of the most popular pirate tales of its day"