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Stevenson Under the Palm Trees (2002) [Novel]
by Alberto Manguel Rating: No votes (Rate!)
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Summary (From the publisher):

Robert Louis Stevenson has become accustomed to the intense colors and severe humidity of Samoa, as well as the uninhibited sensuality of its people. Yet his thoughts turn nostalgically back to his native Edinburgh after a chance encounter with the newly arrived Scots missionary, Mr. Baker, whose religious invectives challenge Stevenson's loosening moral code. And when a young Samoan woman is raped and brutally murdered - someone for whom Stevenson privately pined - the once idyllic island erupts into a barely controlled insurgency.

Original title: Stevenson Under the Palm Trees
Original languages: English


Genre: FictionCrime and MysteryDetective Story and DetectivesAmateur

Edition #1: Stevenson Under the Palm Trees

Stevenson Under the Palm Trees (2002)
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Language: English

  • "With obvious echoes of Stevenson's Jekyll and Hyde, Manguel merges fantasy and reality to create a deceptively simple tale that's both evocative and subtly disturbing." The Observer
  • "Thanks to Alberto Manguel, the fictional and real Robert Louis Stevenson meet at last....Did a Mr. Hyde lurk deep inside the master storyteller?" Le Monde
  • "Stevenson Under the Palm Trees is, as well as a fable and imagined biography, also a thriller. Its success is its complete credibility." The Spectator
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Stevenson Under the Palm Trees (2002)

ISBN: 1841955884

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