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Published: 31 March 2007

232 Pages

9.2 x 6.1 inches

ISBN: 9780719073861

Bookseller Code (06)


Robert Louis Stevenson and theories of reading

The reader as vagabond

Glenda Norquay

Published by Manchester University Press

  • Offers new contexts for the understanding of Stevenson's fictional and non-fictional writing
  • Assesses Stevenson as both a Victorian and Scottish writer
  • Presents a new perspective on Stevenson's Calvinist inheritance
  • Includes fresh interpretations of Stevenson's literary essays and of major works, including The Master of Ballantrae, and some of his more neglected fiction, such as St Ives and The Wrecker
  • Places Stevenson at the crossing point of the literary market and reading theory

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