Robert Louis Stevenson and Joseph Conrad

Robert Louis Stevenson and Joseph Conrad

Writers of Transition

Edited by Linda Dryden, Stephen Arata and Eric Massie

Published by: Texas Tech University Press

Imprint: Texas Tech University Press

288 Pages, 0.00 x 0.00 x 0.00

  • Hardcover
  • 9780896726536
  • 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.