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Author Sandison, Alan.

Title Robert Louis Stevenson and the appearance of modernism : a future feeling / Alan Sandison
Published Houndmills, England : Macmillan, 1996


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Description ix, 424 pages ; 23 cm
Contents Introduction: 'A Future Feeling' -- 1. A Crisis of Paternity -- 2. Treasure Island: The Parrot's Tale -- 3. Arabesque -- 4. Prince Otto: To Write and Obliterate -- 5. Kidnapped and Catriona: The Missing Storey -- 6. Jekyll and Hyde: The Story of the Door -- 7. 'No Other Father': Title Deeds in The Master of Ballantrae -- 8. The Ebb-Tide: A Modernist in the South Seas -- 9. Weir of Hermiston: The Horizon of Silence
Summary Strenuously resisting the authority of the literary 'fathers' (though haunted by the complexities of paternity to an extent which coloured virtually all his fiction), Stevenson reveals strong affinities with emergent Modernism. From this perspective, Robert Louis Stevenson and the Appearance of Modernism conducts a lively and readable re-examination of a highly original and entertaining writer who was also a serious artist dedicated to revitalizing an art he had found to be 'like mahogany and horsehair furniture, solid, true, serious and dead as Caesar'. This, the first full-length study of Stevenson's writing for nearly thirty years, sets new parameters for the critical appraisal of his work
Analysis English literature
English literature
Notes Includes index
Published simultaneously in the U.S. by St. Martin's Press
Bibliography Bibliography: pages 415-420
Subject Stevenson, Robert Louis, 1850-1894 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Modernism (Literature) -- Scotland.
LC no. 95050589
ISBN 0312159684 (U.S.)