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Publisher Description

The literary world was shocked when in 1890, at the height of his career, Robert Louis Stevenson announced his intention to settle permanently in 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 stories such as "The Beach of Falesa", "The Bottle Imp", and "The Isle of Voices", Stevenson shows himself to be virtuoso of narrative styles. This is the first collection to bring together all his shorter Pacific fiction in one volume and in it Stevenson emerges as a witness to the cross-cultural encounters of nineteenth-century imperialism and to the creation of the global culture which characterizes the post-colonial world.

GENRE
Fiction
NARRATOR
RIM
Robert Ian Mackenzie
LENGTH
10:05
hr min
RELEASED
2016
18 March
PUBLISHER
Recorded Books
LANGUAGE
EN
English
SIZE
315.7
MB