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Vailima Letters

Author : Robert Louis Stevenson
ISBN : 9783849675813
Genre : Literary Collections
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The value of these letters lies in their being like their writer. All Stevenson's work, when it was successful, was a more or less literal transcription of his everyday self. Even his literary discipline tended and helped to this end, instead of to the production of an artificial and unfamiliar self. No writer owed so much to his own social qualities ; and his popularity is very far from being an exclusively literary one. His interests, his views of life, his opinions on books, his hopes, his despondencies, his eccentricities, heresies, prejudices, he insinuates into his readers, and they are adopted, cheered, echoed, in most unlikely quarters, not because of their intrinsic worth 01 reasonableness, but because they were his, and had, therefore, the most winning of advocates and expounders. The Vailima Letters are not to be named with epistolary masterpieces. But they let out the secret, to whoever has not already guessed it, of Stevenson's beguiling influence. Just what delighted you in Kidnapped, or The New Arabian Nights, or in the Travels with a Donkey, is here to delight you when he is speaking of his own private concerns, or of Samoan politics, or of his literary hopes and fears—his sparkling fun, his varying moods, his austere indignation, his gentleness, his ready confidence. If Stevenson ever posed at all he posed in naturalness, in being so much himself that no one could think him other than he was.
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Vailima Letters Annotated

Author : Robert Louis Stevenson
ISBN : 9798654300218
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Differentiated book- It has a historical context with research of the time-Vailima Letters by Robert Louis Stevenson.Vailima letters being correspondence addressed by Robert Louis Stevenson to Sidney Colvin, November 1890-October 1894. This book, "Vailima letters Volume 1", by Robert Louis Stevenson, is a replication of a book originally published before 1895.Robert Louis Balfour Stevenson (Edinburgh, Scotland, November 13, 1850-Vailima, near Apia, Samoa, December 3, 1894) was a British novelist, poet, and essayist. His legacy is a vast work that includes travel chronicles, adventure and historical novels, as well as lyrics and essays. He is mainly known for being the author of some of the most classic adventure and fantasy stories in youth literature, such as Treasure Island, the adventure novel Kidnapped, the historical novel The Black Arrow, and the popular horror novel The Stranger. Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde's case, dedicated to the subject of split personality phenomena and can be classified as a psychological horror novel. Several of his novels continue to be very famous and some of them have been taken to 20th century cinema several times, partly adapted for children. His essay work, brief but decisive in what refers to the structure of the modern novel of adventures, was also important. He was highly valued in his time and continued to be so after his death.

Vailima Letters

Author : Robert Louis Stevenson
ISBN : 1357844913
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This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important, and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work was reproduced from the original artifact, and remains as true to the original work as possible. Therefore, you will see the original copyright references, library stamps (as most of these works have been housed in our most important libraries around the world), and other notations in the work. This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work. As a reproduction of a historical artifact, this work may contain missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.

Vailima Letters

Author : Роберт Льюис Стивенсон
ISBN : 9785040854523
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Vailima Letters Webster S French Thesaurus Edition

Author : Robert Louis Stevenson
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Websters paperbacks take advantage of the fact that classics are frequently assigned readings in English courses. By using a running English-to-French thesaurus at the bottom of each page, this edition of Vailima Letters by Robert Louis Stevenson was edited for three audiences. The first includes French-speaking students enrolled in an English Language Program (ELP), an English as a Foreign Language (EFL) program, an English as a Second Language Program (ESL), or in a TOEFL or TOEIC preparation program. The second audience includes English-speaking students enrolled in bilingual education programs or French speakers enrolled in English-speaking schools. The third audience consists of students who are actively building their vocabularies in French in order to take foreign service, translation certification, Advanced Placement (AP) or similar examinations. By using the Webster's French Thesaurus Edition when assigned for an English course, the reader can enrich their vocabulary in anticipation of an examination in French or English.TOEFL, TOEIC, AP and Advanced Placement are trademarks of the Educational Testing Service which has neither reviewed nor endorsed this book. All rights reserved.Websters edition of this classic is organized to expose the reader to a maximum number of difficult and potentially ambiguous English words. Rare or idiosyncratic words and expressions are given lower priority compared to difficult, yet commonly used words. Rather than supply a single translation, many words are translated for a variety of meanings in French, allowing readers to better grasp the ambiguity of English, and avoid them using the notes as a pure translation crutch. Having the reader deciphera words meaning within context serves to improve vocabulary retention and understanding. Each page covers words not already highlighted on previous pages. If a difficult

Vailima Letters Being Correspondence From Robert Louis Stevenson To Sidney Colvin

Author : Robert Louis Stevenson
ISBN : 1417914173
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1895. The letters of Stevenson, best remembered for Treasure Island, Kidnapped, and The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, written between November 1890 and October 1894, to his friend Sidney Colvin, a professor at Cambridge and reputable critic for the Fortnightly Review. Through his encouragement and guidance, Colvin had early on helped the frail young writer to find his writing style. These letters were written from his house at Vailima, Samoa during the last four years of his life; he was at the height of his creative powers. See other titles by this author available from Kessinger Publishing.

Lesbian Empire

Author : Gay Wachman
ISBN : 0813529425
Genre : Literary Criticism
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A critical reading of sexually radical fiction by British women in the years during and after World War I. Gay Wachman examines work by Sylvia Townsend Warner, Virginia Woolf and Radclyffe Hall, along with the less well known Clemence Dane, Rose Allatini and Evadne Price. These writers, she states, created a modernist literary tradition -one that functioned both within and against the repressive ideology of the British Empire.
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