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Robert Louis Stevenson in the Pacific; travel, empire, and the author's profession.


Robert Louis Stevenson in the Pacific; travel, empire, and the author's profession.

Jolly, Roslyn.

Ashgate Publishing Co.


193 pages




In 1887, in the wake of his success with Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde, British author Robert Louis Stevenson set off on travels that would take him to the United States for a year, two years traveling in the Pacific, and eventual settlement in Samoa, where he lived for the rest of his life. Jolly (English, U. of New South Wales, Australia) explores Stevenson's writing for that period, showing how his changed circumstances led him to experiment with new styles, genres, and subjects, and also explores how Stevenson's Victorian readership resisted the author's new directions.

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Date:Aug 1, 2009
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