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Published: 09 June 2016

378 Pages | 26 black-and-white halftones


ISBN: 9780198728061

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Treasure Neverland

Real and Imaginary Pirates

Neil Rennie

  • A coherent cultural history of the factual and fictional pirate
  • The first account of the story of the imaginary pirate, a character developed by a literary tradition that continued from Defoe to the present, in British and American writing
  • Historical piracy researched directly from primary sources, including unpublished manuscripts
  • A comprehensive account of the pirate's various generic shapes - Gothic villain, childish hero, swashbuckling adventurer, celluloid star