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by Matthew Pearl
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Url Phantomhive
Url Phantomhive rated it 2 years ago
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
Sheila's Reads rated it 2 years ago
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
Thewanderingjew rated it 5 years ago
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
aceflor rated it 5 years ago
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 ...
Memories From Books on Booklikes
Memories From Books on Booklikes rated it 5 years ago
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 ...
bookaneer
bookaneer rated it 6 years ago
The Last Bookaneer by Matthew Pearl “When they dreamed of turning iron and metal into gold, they called it alchemy. The much more far-fetched dream of turning bound sheafs of plain paper into fortunes, they call publishing.” Fergins may be only a lowly book-cart seller now, but in a not too long d...
Steeped in Science, Submersed in Story
An adventure story with clever villains trying to outwit each other in the pursuit of literature, The Last Bookaneer describes these book pirates trying to define what literature should be to the populace, and what the relationship of author, work, and readers should be. Each character in this book...
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