Robert Louis Stevenson and Joseph Conrad
Writers of Transition
Published by: Texas Tech University Press
Imprint: Texas Tech University Press
Sales Date: June 2009
- Published: June 2009
The first book-length study to specifically examine the many intersections in the works of Robert Louis Stevenson and Joseph Conrad, this volume extends the focus of current debate beyond the writers’ South Seas literature. Considering Stevenson and Conrad’s shared literary history and experience of Victorian London, it examines their convergence of styles in the emergent modernism of the fin de siècle, their romance and adventure modes, their fictions of duality, and their exploration of the human psyche. Moreover, the book recuperates Stevenson’s reputation as a serious writer, not only as Conrad’s antecedent and influence but as a writer equally worthy of study in these shared modes.