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Peer Review Status: Refereed
Title: "The unrest and movement of our century": the universe of The Wrecker
Authors: Watson, Roderick
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Keywords: R. L. Stevenson The Wrecker
a black comedy of capitalism and existential absurdity
absent fathers, discarded sons
art, travel, business
innocence and murder
a comedy of reversals
Issue Date: 2007
Publisher: The Journal of Stevenson Studies (Stirling Centre for Scottish Studies)
Citation: Watson R (2007) "The unrest and movement of our century": the universe of The Wrecker, Journal of Stevenson Studies, 4, pp. 114-128.
Abstract: Stevenson's novel The Wrecker is a prophetically postmodern vision of a depthless world of travel, exile, novelty and rootlessness, of 'discarded sons' whose corruption, in a world they neither understand nor fully belong to, is curiously innocent.
Type: Journal Article
Rights: Author owned content. Publisher grants permission for use of item in this repository.
Affiliation: English Studies

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