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Robert Louis Stevenson

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.

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.
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Genres:

Classics

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.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Robert Ian Mackenzie

Length:

10h 5m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

27:29


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

45:42


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

27:20


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

38:23


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

28:36


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

37:28


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

36:49


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

48:48


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

26:54


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

20:37


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

20:47


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

13:39


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

46:58


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

19:07


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

31:15


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

29:15


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

20:05


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

27:10


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

44:36


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

05:42


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

01:26


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

07:10


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

00:28