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The Last Bookaneer - Matthew Pearl
The Last Bookaneer
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9781594204920 (1594204926)
ASIN: 1594204926
Publisher: Penguin
Pages no: 400
Edition language: English
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Url Phantomhive
Url Phantomhive rated it
3.0 The Last Bookaneer
I'm always interested in books about books, and this book tells about the final days of the bookaneers, people who stole manuscripts from writers for publishers, which is coming to an end with the introduction of copyrights. The main characters try one final time to get their hands on the latest boo...
Sheila's Reads
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5.0 THE LAST BOOKANEER by Matthew Pearl
Copyright laws are to go into effect on both sides of the Atlantic. Bookaneers are book pirates who steal from authors, booksellers, current owners and give to buyers who have hired them. It is learned that Robert Louis Stevenson is dying and working on his seemingly last book and the most elite b...
Thewanderingjew rated it
3.0 A book for booklovers!
A bookaneer is someone who steals the works of authors to make them readily available to the reading public, thereby insuring that they are not rationed by cost or availability or by the haphazard selections made by publishers, booksellers and authors. Some are motivated by profit and some by the wr...
aceflor rated it
3.0 The Last Bookaneer
Review of an ARC CopySo.. First I have to say that I absolutely adored "The Dante Club"and really liked "The Poe Shadow". "The Last Bookaneer" though did not live up to my expectations. It is well written, Matthew Pearl is a good writer, but sadly I felt that he did not pull all he could out of the ...
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4.0 The Last Bookaneer
The Last Bookaneer by Matthew Pearl encompasses the love of books, rivalries, epic quests, wealth, and madness set around a memorable main character - the Last Bookaneer. It combines the history of copyright laws, the history of Robert Louis Stevenson's life in Samoa with the fictional story of the ...
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