Article

"The unrest and movement of our century": the universe of The Wrecker

Citation

Watson R (2007) "The unrest and movement of our century": the universe of The Wrecker. Journal of Stevenson Studies, 4, pp. 114-128. http://www.english.stir.ac.uk/research/profile/stevensonstudies.php

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.

Keywords
R. L. Stevenson The Wrecker; modernity; a black comedy of capitalism and existential absurdity; absent fathers, discarded sons; art, travel, business; innocence and murder; a comedy of reversals; Stevenson, Robert Louis 1850-1894.; English literature 19th century History and criticism; Osbourne, Lloyd, 1868-1947; Black humor; Ethics Modern 20th century.; Civilization, Modern 20th century; postmodernism (literature)

Journal
Journal of Stevenson Studies: Volume 4

StatusPublished
Publication date31/12/2007
URLhttp://hdl.handle.net/1893/839
PublisherThe Journal of Stevenson Studies (Stirling Centre for Scottish Studies)
Publisher URLhttp://www.english.stir.ac.uk/…ensonstudies.php
ISSN1744-3857