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The third edition of The Strange Case of Jonathan Swift and the Real Long John Silver by Robert A. Prather is a brilliant work that combines historical facts with fiction to offer an investigation that will “wow” readers. Treasure Island is loved by young and old alike, and not only by Americans but readers worldwide, a classic with immortal characters. And who could forget Long John Silver with his cunning and dubious character, and the mysterious aspect of his nature? But what if he isn’t fiction? What if he was blood and flesh, a historical personage? This is the question that Robert A. Prather answers brilliantly, offering clues and facts that point out in a very convincing way that Robert Louis Stevenson’s revered character could have been based on the legendary merchant, Jonathan Swift of Alexandria, Virginia.
Those who have read Treasure Island and have fallen in love with its characters as I have will enjoy Robert A. Prather’s The Strange Case of Jonathan Swift and the Real Long John Silver, an investigation that is as intriguing as it is enjoyable. Readers are introduced to one of America’s old legends: Jonathan Swift. His legendary gold mines have been a subject of interest to many, but did they really exist? Could Swift’s journal entries be believed or were they written after Treasure Island? The answers that readers will find in this book are surprisingly interesting. The author must have spent considerable time doing research, and it is beyond doubt that he knew where to look while researching this work. The writing is elegant, tight, and highly seductive. Prather is a master at helping readers draw the line between history and fiction, while igniting in them a silent yearning for adventure.