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The South Pacific narratives of Robert Louis Stevenson and Jack London; race, class, imperialism.

9781441199560

The South Pacific narratives of Robert Louis Stevenson and Jack London; race, class, imperialism.

Phillips, Lawrence.

Continuum Publishing Group

2012

215 pages

$110.00

Hardcover

Continuum literary studies

PR5496

Famous in their day, of course, but pretty much sidelined these days, Stevenson and London both created bodies of work about the South Pacific that bring to the fore the tumultuous themes of colonialism. Phillips advocates for revived interest and explains in his introduction that their writings stand shoulder-to-shoulder with Joseph Conrad's Heart of Darkness in their illumination of imperialist, racist, and classist attitudes of the late-19th and early-20th centuries.

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