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Harry and the Pirates

Susan F. Beegel

in Key West Hemingway

Published by University Press of Florida

Published in print August 2009 | ISBN: 9780813033556
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780813038353 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5744/florida/9780813033556.003.0008
Harry and the Pirates

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The second part of this book focuses on To Have and Have Not. The perceived flaws of Hemingway's third novel have been so elaborated upon that the elements that truly make it interesting, especially its historical and literary background, have garnered little if any attention. Noting that Sir Henry Morgan was a famous seventeenth-century pirate, this chapter explores the rich tradition of maritime piracy the novel intertextually engages, including Treasure Island, Peter Pan, The Pirates of Penzance, and many others.

Keywords: Ernest Hemingway; Henry Morgan; Treasure Island; Peter Pan; maritime piracy

Chapter.  9398 words. 

Subjects: Literary Studies (20th Century onwards)

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