The famous pirate of Long John Silver.

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Who was Long John Silver?



Long John Silver, arguably fiction's most famous pirate before Captain James Hook and subsequently Captain Jack Sparrow, was one of the main characters in 'Treasure Island" a classic novel by Robert Louis Stevenson.

Many of the accepted clichés regarding pirates and their image originated with Stevenson's characterization of Silver.

Said to be partly inspired by Stevenson's dear writer/editor friend William Henley, Silver had only one good leg and used crutches to get around.

With a parrot on his shoulder, named Captain Flint, after the captain he had served under, completes the generic pirate look.

A strong and fiery fighter in spite of his disability, the truth about his true nature comes as a shock to the novel's protagonist, Jim, who truly thought he was a good natured and trustworthy man.

Silver led the mutiny that formed a significant part of the plot of "Treasure Island". Greedy, he was, it being in his nature as a pirate but Silver showed a un-pirate-like caution when it came to money and funds and even arranged for his wife to take care of his money for him while he was away.

A memorable figure in literary culture, Silver's impact on popular culture is now evident as well.


Long John Silver

Long John Silver.

 The famous pirate of Long John Silver.

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