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|All Authors / Contributors:||
Robert Louis Stevenson; Lloyd Osbourne; Peter Hinchcliffe; Catherine Kerrigan
|Description:||xxxi, 172 p. : ill., map ; 23 cm.|
|Responsibility:||edited by Peter Hinchcliffe and Catherine Kerrigan.|
The owner of the island, also an English gentleman, has amassed a fortune in pearls. He is both a stern disciplinarian and a religious megalomaniac. As the protagonists in this 'quartette' begin to play out their parts, the plot moves to its dramatic, but ambiguous, conclusion.
. Stevenson's tale of exploitation in the South Seas recreates both the period and the place through a brilliant exploration of the moral corruption of colonisation.