South Sea Tales
Oxford University Press, 1999 - 289 من الصفحات
The literary world was shocked when in 1889, at the height of his career, Robert Louis Stevenson announced his intention to settle permanently on the Pacific island of Samoa. His readers were equally shocked when he began to use the subject material offered by his new environment, not to promote a romance of empire, but to produce some of the most ironic and critical treatments of imperialism in nineteenth-century fiction. In these stories, as in his work generally, Stevenson showshimself to be a virtuoso of narrative styles: his Pacific fiction includes the domestic realism of `The Beach at Falese, the folktale plots of `The Bottle Imp' and `The Isle of Voices', and the modernist blending of naturalism and symbolism in The Ebb-Tide. But beyond their generic diversity the stories are linked by their concern with representing the multiracial society of which their author had become a member. In this collection - the first to bring together all his shorter Pacific fictionin one volume - Stevenson emerges as a witness both to the cross- cultural encounters of nineteenth-century imperialism and to the creation of the global culture which characterizes the post-colonial world.
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LibraryThing Reviewمعاينة المستخدمين - pgchuis - LibraryThing
Read (only the first story 'The Beach of Falesa') for my OU course. This was interesting in terms of learning about Victorian attitudes to empire and trading in the South Sea, but a bit too 'Boy's Own Adventure' for me. قراءة التقييم بأكمله
Stevenson hard to enjoyمعاينة المستخدمين - starla7 - Overstock.com
Again Somewhat informative but Stevenson is a hard read. قراءة التقييم بأكمله