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: like his father, he had the sense that Istanbul was cut off from the world and that he was “marooned in the provinces,” at the periphery of the empire; he confessed that his father “read novels to escape his life and flee to the West…” and added: “… just as I would do later.” 8 Only several years

In: Transcultural Studies

explicitly cite the pirates’ rules, but the story Cleveland tells Minna indicates that both his election as captain and his marooning were the result of such principles. In Treasure Island , in comparison, the possibility to depose the captain occupies a central place in the narrative. Stevenson further

In: Postmodern Pirates

never really work out as planned, and he persistently ends up as a prisoner, locked in a cell or the brig of a ship, marooned on a lonely island, or on the gallows. James Berardinelli therefore argues that “Cap’n Jack Sparrow (Johnny Depp) is a pirate who’s infamous for his ineptitude” (Rev. of PotC

In: Postmodern Pirates

increase when he believes to have caused the death of Francisco, the son of his wife, as well. When he discovers that Francisco has survived having been marooned by the first mate, Cain is overjoyed, and this event marks the turning point in his career. Remarkably, exactly at the moment of his

In: Postmodern Pirates

Barbossa’s little monkey stealing one of the cursed coins and thus highlights that the supernatural has not been safely banned. The fourth instalment suggests that the marooned Angelica might have the knowledge to use the voodoo puppet of Jack to take revenge on him. The post-credit scene of the fifth

In: Postmodern Pirates

anecdote about the moment he bought a copy of War and Peace for his “personal library” when he was sixteen (i.e. sometime in 1956). This was Aylmer Maude’s translation first published by Oxford University Press in 1922–23: Aylmer Maude’s War and Peace , in its original maroon and cream wrapper, has

In: Journal of World Literature