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FYE Golden Age of Pirates - GEN101 - Swanson

Sample Books

Pirates in History and Popular Culture

This collection of new essays covers the myriad portrayals of the figure of the pirate in historical records, literary narratives, films, television series, opera, anime and games. Contributors explore the nuances of both real and fictional pirates, giving attention to renowned works such as Robert Louis Stevenson's Treasure Island, J.M. Barrie's Peter Pan, the Pirates of the Caribbean saga, and the anime One Piece, as well as less well known works such as pirate romances, William Clarke Russell's The Frozen Pirate, Lionel Lindsay's artworks, Steven Speilberg's The Adventures of Tintin, and Pastafarian texts.

Fugitives, Smugglers, and Thieves

In this book, Sharada Balachandran Orihuela examines property ownership and its connections to citizenship, race and slavery, and piracy as seen through the lens of eighteenth- and nineteenth-century American literature.

The Handbook of Gender, Sex, and Media

Try exploring Chapter 18: Why Doesn't Your Compass Work? Pirates of the Caribbean, Fantasy Blockbusters, and Contemporary Queer Theory

Crisis and Legitimacy in Atlantic American Narratives of Piracy

Crisis and Legitimacy in Atlantic American Narratives of Piracy:1678-1865 examines literary and visual representations of piracy beginning with A.O. Exquemelin's 1678 Buccaneers of America and ending at the onset of the US-American Civil War.

Pirating Fictions

Two distinctly different meanings of piracy are ingeniously intertwined in Monica Cohen's lively new book, which shows how popular depictions of the pirate held sway on the page and the stage even as their creators were preoccupied with the ravages of literary appropriation. The golden age of piracy captured the nineteenth-century imagination, animating such best-selling novels as Treasure Island and inspiring theatrical hits from The Pirates of Penzance to Peter Pan.

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