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9780896726536

Robert Louis Stevenson and Jospeh Conrad: Writers of Transition

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    9780896726536

  • ISBN10:

    0896726533

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2009-06-15
  • Publisher: Texas Tech Univ Pr
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Summary

A fresh look at two pioneering modernists

Table of Contents

Prefacep. ix
Abbreviationsp. xi
Introductionp. 1
Stevenson and Conrad: Writers of Transition
History, Criticism, Theory, and the Strange Case of Joseph Conrad and R. L. Stevensonp. 15
Stevenson and Conrad: The Ebb-Tide and Victory Revisitedp. 30
Conrad's and Stevenson's Logbooks and "Paper Boats": Attempts in Textual Wreckagep. 39
Telling Them Apart: Conrad, Stevenson, and the Social Doublep. 52
Stevenson and Conrad: Writing the Empire
Allegories of the Self and of Empire: A Study of Stevenson's Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde and of Conrad's "A Smile of Fortune"p. 75
Cross-Cultural Encounters in In the South Seas and Heart of Darknessp. 92
Conrad, Stevenson, and Cannibalism: Journeying Out of the Comfort Zonep. 109
The Geopolitics of Criticism: The Sea as Liminal Symbol in Stevenson's The Ebb-Tide and Conrad's An Outcast of the Islandsp. 125
Treasure Island and Victory: Maps, Class, and Sexualityp. 140
Social and Psychological Contexts
Conrad, the Stevensons, and the Imagination of Urban Chaosp. 159
From the City to the Sea: The Double in Stevenson's "Markheim" and Conrad's "The Secret Sharer"p. 175
"Affairs in Different Places": Symbolic Geography in Stevenson and Conradp. 190
Beyond Freud and Jung: The Analysis of Evil in Heart of Darkness and Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hydep. 208
Pleasant Spectres and Malformed Shades: Stevenson, Conrad, and Spiritualismp. 223
Bibliographyp. 243
Contributorsp. 255
Indexp. 259
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