Introduction: acts of reading -- 1. 'A gift of fabrication': the beachcornber as bricoleur -- 2. Lip service and conversion -- 3. 'Other people's books': Stevenson's Pacific travels -- 4. Piracy and exchange: Stevenson's Pacific fiction -- 5. In the press of events: Stevenson's Pacific history -- After-word: 'the impediment of tongues'
Bibliography: p271-292. - Includes index
Includes bibliographical references (pages 271-292) and index