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By Monica F. Cohen
Two fairly various meanings of piracy are ingeniously intertwined
in Monica Cohen's energetic new ebook, which exhibits how well known depictions of the pirate held sway on
the web page and the level while their creators have been preoccupied with the ravages of literary
appropriation. The golden age of piracy captured the nineteenth-century mind's eye, animating
such best-selling novels as Treasure Island and inspiring theatrical hits
from The Pirates of Penzance to Peter Pan. But the
occurrence of unauthorized reprinting and dramatic edition intended that authors misplaced immense
gains from the main profitable markets. Infuriated, novelists and playwrights denounced such
literary piracy in essays, speeches, and tales. Their fiction, notwithstanding, tells a different
Using landmarks in copyright background as a backdrop, Pirating
Fictions argues that well known nineteenth-century pirate fiction mischievously resists
the production of highbrow estate in copyright laws and legislation. Drawing on classic
pirate tales by way of such writers as Walter Scott, James Fenimore Cooper, Robert Louis Stevenson,
and J. M. Barrie, this wide-ranging account demonstrates, in raucous stories and telling asides,
how literary appropriation used to be celebrated on the very second whilst the forces of possessive
individualism started to enshrine the language of private possession in Anglo-American perspectives of
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Pirating Fictions: Ownership and Creativity in Nineteenth-Century Popular Culture (Victorian Literature and Culture Series) by Monica F. Cohen