A New Voyage Round the World (Penguin Classics)

December 9, 2020
A New Voyage Round the World (Penguin Classics)

'A roaring tale ... remains as vivid and exciting todayas it was on publication in 1697' GuardianThe pirate and adventurer William Dampier circumnavigated theglobe three times, and took notes wherever he went. This is hisfrank, vivid account of his buccaneering sea voyages around theworld, from the Caribbean to the Pacific and East Indies. Filledwith accounts of raids, escapes, wrecks and storms, it alsocontains precise observations of people, places, animals and food(including the first English accounts of guacamole, mango chutneyand chopsticks). A bestseller on publication, this unique record ofthe colonial age influenced Robinson Crusoe,Gulliver's Travels and consequently the whole of Englishliterature.Edited with an Introduction by Nicholas Thomas