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The Edinburgh Companion to Robert Louis Stevenson

Edited by Penny Fielding

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This wide-ranging collection is the first to set Robert Louis Stevenson in detailed social, political and literary contexts.

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Contents

1. Stevenson and Fiction, Ian Duncan
2. Romance and Social Class, Robert P. Irvine
3. Childhood and Psychology, Julia Reid
4. Stevenson and Fin-de-Siècle Gothic, Stephen Arata
5. Stevenson, Scott and Scottish History, Alison Lumsden
6. Travel Writing, Caroline McCracken-Flesher
7. Stevenson's Poetry, Penny Fielding
8. Stevenson and the Pacific, Roslyn Jolly
9. Stevenson and Henry James, John Lyon
10. Stevenson's Afterlives, Alex Thomson.

About the Author

Penny Fielding is Senior Lecturer in English and Scottish Literature at the University of Edinburgh and one of the General Editors of the New Edinburgh Edition of the Collected Works of Robert Louis Stevenson. Her books include Scotland and the Fictions of Geography: North Britain 1760-1830 (CUP, 2008) and Writing and Orality: Nationality, Culture and Nineteenth-Century Scottish Fiction (OUP, 1996) as well as an edition of Scott's The Monastery for the Edinburgh Edition of the Waverley Novels (Edinburgh EUP, 2000).

Reviews

This addition to the Edinburgh Companions to Scottish Literature is worthreading. The collection offers subtle and well-informed critical evaluations of Robert Louis Stevenson’s work.

- Ann C. Colley, Nineteenth-Century Literature, Vol. 66, No. 4
These editions finally settle the question of Stevenson's right to be handled by the most rigorous and demanding patterns of literary criticism.  As single essays they are useful, as collections they are indispensable.
- David Miller, University of Stirling, Scottish Literary Review

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