South Sea Tales (Oxford World's Classics)

South Sea Tales (Oxford World's Classics)

South Sea Tales (Oxford World's Classics)

In South Sea Tales Stevenson shows himself to be a virtuoso of narrative styles. But beyond their generic diversity the stories are linked by their concern with representing the multiracial society of which their author had become a member. In this collection--the first to bring together all his shorter Pacific fiction in one volume--Stevenson emerges as a witness both 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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Review
`a real treasure. ... RLS at his most serious and playful.' Daily Telegraph Arts and Books section, 19 July 1997

About the Author

Roslyn Jolly is Lecturer in English at the University of New South Wales, Australia. She is the author of Henry James: History, Narrative,...

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