The Beach Of Falesa by Robert Louis StevensonThe Beach Of Falesa by Robert Louis Stevenson

The Beach Of Falesa

byRobert Louis Stevenson

Paperback | April 1, 2005

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"White men die very suddenly in Falesá."

Originally censored by its British publisher, The Beach at Falesá is a scathing critique of colonialism and economic imperialism that bravely takes on many of the 19th Century’ s strongest taboos: miscegenation, imperialism, and economic exploitation. It does so with a story that features a surprising and beguiling romance between an adventurous British trader and a young island girl, against a background of increasing—and mysterious—hostility. Are the native islanders plotting against the couple, or is it the other white traders? The result is a denouement that is astonishing in its violence. Told in the unadorned voice of the trader, it is a story that deftly combines the form of the exotic adventure yarn with the moral and psychological questing of great fiction.

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Robert Louis Stevenson was born in Edinburgh, Scotland in 1850, the son of a prominent engineer famous for building lighthouses. Although expected to continue the family profession, Stevenson’s earliest interests were literary. He studied law and was admitted to the bar but never practiced. Suffering from lifelong respiratory illnes...
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Title:The Beach Of FalesaFormat:PaperbackDimensions:124 pages, 7 × 5 × 0.4 inPublished:April 1, 2005Publisher:Melville HouseLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0976140713

ISBN - 13:9780976140719

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