By Caroline McCracken-Flesher,Abigail Burnham Bloom,Oliver S. Buckton,Jenny Calder,Robert L. Caserio,Barbara Chatton,Ann C. Colley,Martin Danahay,Dennis Dennishoff,Linda Dryden
Although Robert Louis Stevenson was once a past due Victorian, his work--especially Treasure Island and The unusual Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde--still circulates energetically and across the world between well known and educational audiences and between old and young. renowned through Henry James, Vladimir Nabokov, and Jorge Luis Borges, Stevenson's fiction crosses the limits of style and demanding situations slender definitions of the trendy and the postmodern.
Part 1 of this quantity, "Materials," presents an creation to the writer's lifestyles, a survey of the feedback of his paintings, and quite a few assets for the teacher. partly 2, "Approaches," thirty essays tackle such themes as Stevenson's discussion with James approximately literature; his verse for kids; his Scottish history; his wanderlust; his paintings as gothic fiction, as technology fiction, as detective fiction; his critique of imperialism within the South Seas; his usefulness within the artistic writing lecture room; and the way he encourages expansive pondering throughout texts, occasions, areas, and lives.
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