Problematic Shores: The Literature of Islands

  • Authors
  • Diana Loxley

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Diana Loxley
    Pages 1-14
  3. Diana Loxley
    Pages 73-128
  4. Diana Loxley
    Pages 170-171
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 172-193

About this book


The desert island has been one of the powerful and insistent motifs in British literature and this book deals with the reproduction of the desert island myth during the era of high imperialism in 19th century Britain. The book examines a series of works from Defoe to Stevenson.


Britain empire English literature Great Britain imperialism literature myth reproduction slaves

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