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Coastal Cultures of the Long Nineteenth Century$
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Matthew Ingleby and Matthew P. M. Kerr

Print publication date: 2018

Print ISBN-13: 9781474435734

Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: May 2019

DOI: 10.3366/edinburgh/9781474435734.001.0001

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Encounters with Capitalism on R. L. Stevenson’s Early Coasts

Encounters with Capitalism on R. L. Stevenson’s Early Coasts

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(p.98) Chapter 5 Encounters with Capitalism on R. L. Stevenson’s Early Coasts
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Coastal Cultures of the Long Nineteenth Century
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David Sergeant

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Edinburgh University Press
DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9781474435734.003.0006

This chapter pursues imaginative continuities in R. L. Stevenson’s writing of the coast across different locations, times and genres – from essays to fiction, from Scotland to California to the South Seas. In doing so it approaches the historical specificities of Stevenson’s shorelines via a back-way route, through the imaginative landscape of his prose – a route that might bring together topics more often neatly demarcated. The influence of Stevenson’s chronic ill health on his writing of the shore is considered, along with his disturbed and hostile attitude to late-Victorian capitalist modernity. The chapter touches on works including ‘On the Enjoyment of Unpleasant Places’ (1874), ‘The Old Pacific Capital’ (1880), ‘The Merry Men’ (1882), Treasure Island (1883) and The Wrecker (1892).

Keywords:   R. L. Stevenson, The Wrecker, Capitalism, Romance, Victorian literature

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