The Beach of Falesa by Robert Louis Stevenson (The Heritage Press)
Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. 1956. The Heritage Press. Beautifully Illustrated throughout.
Slipcase in Very Good condition.
Introduction by J.C. Furnas. Illustrations by Millard Sheets.
"White men die very suddenly in Falesá."
Originally censored by its British publisher, The Beach at Falesá is a scathing critique of colonialism and economic imperialism that bravely takes on many of the 19th Century’ s strongest taboos: miscegenation, imperialism, and economic exploitation. It does so with a story that features a surprising and beguiling romance between an adventurous British trader and a young island girl, against a background of increasing—and mysterious—hostility. Are the native islanders plotting against the couple, or is it the other white traders? The result is a denouement that is astonishing in its violence. Told in the unadorned voice of the trader, it is a story that deftly combines the form of the exotic adventure yarn with the moral and psychological questing of great fiction.
Book is in very good condition, with some light fraying to corner of spine. Slip case has light discoloration around edges from exposure to sun, but is otherwise in very good condition.