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By John Scheckter

ISBN-10: 1409435849

ISBN-13: 9781409435846

a brief fiction of shipwreck and discovery written via the flesh presser Henry Neville (1620-1694), The Isle of Pines is barely commencing to draw severe realization, and earlier no scholarly variation of the paintings has seemed. within the first full-length learn of The Isle of Pines, supported via the 1st absolutely severe variation, John Scheckter discloses how Neville's paintings deals a critique of clinical discourse, enacts complex engagements of race and gender, and interrogates the equipment and effects of ecu exploration. the amount bargains a brand new severe version for making use of post-colonial and postmodern exam techniques to an early smooth paintings. Scheckter argues that the constitution and book historical past of the fiction, with its separate, unreliable narrators, in addition to its numerous topics-shipwreck survival, the founding of a brand new society, the preliminary levels of ecu colonization-are imbued with the feel of uncertainty that permeated the era.

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