Unsettled Narratives: The Pacific Writings of Stevenson, Ellis, Melville and London

Unsettled Narratives: The Pacific Writings of Stevenson, Ellis, Melville and London

by David Farrier

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ISBN-13: 9781138813939
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 11/10/2014
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments. Introduction: The Written Pacific 1. 'Talk Languished on the Beach': The Possibility of Reciprocity in Robert Louis Stevenson’s In the South Seas 2. 'These Words are so Changed in a Native’s Mouth': Contested Frames in William Ellis’s Polynesian Researches 3. 'Typee or Happar?': The Unsettling Narrative of Typee 4. 'This is the Book I Write': Jack London’s Strictly Limited Body Conclusion: Ambivalence and Authorship. Notes. Works Cited. Index

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