Island Landfalls: Reflections from the South Seas

Island Landfalls: Reflections from the South Seas

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Selected and introduced by Jenni Calder. Ill health drove Robert Louis Stevenson from Scotland; the urge for new and adventurous places drew him to the Pacific. There were those at home who would have been happier to see him purely as a spinner of the picturesque, but Stevenson could not close his eyes to the impact of colonialism, the 'stir-about of epochs and races, barbarisms and civilizations, virtues and crimes'. This collection sets three of his imaginative… (more)


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Publisher: Canongate Books (July 01, 2010)

Collection: Canongate Classics

Format: EPUB

Page count: 224 pages

Protection: DRM

Language: English


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