Publisher description for The beach of Falesa / Robert Louis Stevenson.
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Told from the viewpoint of a European colonial trader who has moved to a South Sea island, this novella critiques the colonialism and economic imperialism of the 19th century. The story builds from the cold welcome the trader receives upon his arrival at the island to the growing tension between the traders and islanders, resulting in an astonishingly violent ending.
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Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
British -- Oceania -- Fiction.
Hostility (Psychology) -- Fiction.
Trading posts -- Fiction.