A different work by Stevenson that presents the charms and beauties of domestic life, race-relations and transgressions from customs for love. This work discusses all that is brilliant and despicable in humanity. As a commentary on the prejudice prevailing in the society, the work is as valid today as it was at the time of its publishing.
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British, essayist, novelist and poet Stevenson sparkled for his novels of exploration and exciting journeys. He contributed many essays, tales and fantasies to various journals and magazines. All his works show consistency of style that is assiduously graceful.Review:
Long story by Robert Louis Stevenson, first published as "Uma" in 1892 and collected in Island Nights' Entertainments (1893). An adventure romance fused with realism, it depicts a man's struggle to maintain his decency in the face of uncivilized hostility. John Wiltshire, the story's narrator and protagonist, is a white trader on the exotic island of Falesa in the South Seas. He is befriended by Case, a fellow trader who persuades him to marry the native Uma. When Wiltshire does so, the natives ostracize the couple. Gradually Wiltshire learns that Case has subdued the natives by manipulating their fears of the supernatural. Wiltshire exposes Case as a fraud and kills him in self-defense. -- The Merriam-Webster Encylopedia of Literature
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Book Description ReadHowYouWant, 2007. Paperback. Book Condition: Brand New. easyread super large 20pt edition. 176 pages. 10.00x7.75x0.43 inches. This item is printed on demand. Bookseller Inventory # zk1425025153