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dc.contributor.authorSergeant, DRC
dc.date.accessioned2016-12-06T15:53:11Z
dc.date.available2016-12-06T15:53:11Z
dc.date.issued2016-12
dc.identifier.issn1060-1503
dc.identifier.issn1470-1553
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10026.1/8074
dc.description.abstract

<jats:p><jats:sc>While in recent years there</jats:sc>has been a slow accumulation of research exploring the links between Robert Louis Stevenson's work and capitalism, there remains a sense that this is still only an interesting byway when reading him, rather than a central route. Partly, this can be explained by this research having tended to focus on individual texts attached to specialised or circumscribed contemporary frames – the gold versus silver standard debate, for instance, or Victorian economic theory. As revealing as these localised contextualisations are, their connection to the rest of Stevenson's oeuvre, and to the wider operation of late Victorian capitalism, can be somewhat opaque. More broadly, the neglect of this aspect of Stevenson's work can be seen as the continuing legacy of his status as writer and theorist of romance, a fictional mode still often associated with a childish escapism and reactionary politics – despite recent work by Julia Reid and Glenda Norquay showing how Stevenson must be distinguished from fellow romance revivalists such as H. Rider Haggard, Andrew Lang, and G. A. Henty, to whom such epithets more properly apply.</jats:p>

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dc.languageen
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherCambridge University Press (CUP)
dc.subject47 Language, Communication and Culture
dc.subject4705 Literary Studies
dc.title"The worst dreams that ever I have": Capitalism and the Romance in R. L. Stevenson's Treasure Island
dc.typejournal-article
dc.typeReview
plymouth.issue4
plymouth.volume44
plymouth.publication-statusPublished
plymouth.journalVictorian Literature and Culture
dc.identifier.doi10.1017/S1060150316000279
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