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De Zeeroover [The Pirate]

Author Scott, Walter.
Title De Zeeroover [The Pirate]
Imprint Leeuwarden : Steenbergen van Goor,
Date of Publication 1825
Language Dutch
Notes The fame of Walter Scott's novels spread quickly through Continental Europe. Scott's novel "The Pirate" was written in 1821 and published in Edinburgh and London by Archibald Constable in December 1822. This is the first Dutch translation, done by the publisher Jan Willem Steenbergen van Goor (1778-1856). "The Pirate" was written after Scott's publisher, Archibald Constable had suggested he write a novel about pirates. Scott took as his inspiration the tale of the 'Orkney Pirate' John Gow, who had returned home to Orkney to lie low for a period. Gow lived a respectable life for several weeks, pretending to be an honest trader, until his cover was blown, which led to his eventual arrest and execution in 1725.
Shelfmark AB.3.209.38
Reference Sources http://www.walterscott.lib.ed.ac.uk/works/novels/pirate.html
Acquired on 19/10/09
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