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Robert Louis Stevenson in the Pacific

Travel, Empire, and the Author's Profession

Robert Louis Stevenson in the Pacific( )
Author: Jolly, Roslyn
Publication Date:Mar 2009
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:AUD $259.00
Book Description:

Roslyn Jolly examines a crucial period (1887-1894) in Stevenson's life, focusing on the self-transformation wrought in his Pacific travel-writing and political texts. As his geographical and cultural horizons expanded, Stevenson's professional sphere also enlarged. A key feature of the study is Jolly's analysis of the resistance of Victorian readers, not only to the Pacific subject matter of Stevenson's later works, but also to his experiments with new styles and genres.

Book Details
Detailed Subjects: Literary Criticism / European / English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):19.6 x 24.6 x 2 cm
Book Weight:0.523 Kilograms

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