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Stevenson Under the Palm Trees

(2003)
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In the lush, uninhibited atmosphere of Samoa, Robert Louis Stevenson is languishing with the disease that will soon kill him; when a chance encounter with the mysterious Scottish missionary, Mr Baker, turns his thoughts back to his conservative, post-Reformation Edinburgh home.

As Stevenson's meetings with the tantalizingly nebulous missionary become increasingly strange, a series of crimes against the native population sours the atmosphere. With its playful nod to Stevenson's life and work Manguel has woven an intoxicating tale in which fantasy infiltrates reality, repressed desires take-on physical form, dreams become nightmares, and endings are both inevitable and surprising.


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Hardback Editions

September 2004 : UK Hardback
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Title: Stevenson Under the Palm Trees
Author(s): Alberto Manguel
ISBN: 1-84195-588-4 / 978-1-84195-588-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Canongate Us
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February 2004 : UK Hardback

Title: Stevenson Beneath the Palm Trees
Author(s): Alberto Manguel
ISBN: 1-84195-473-X / 978-1-84195-473-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Canongate Books
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August 2003 : Canada Hardback
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Title: Stevenson Under the Palm Trees: A Novella
Author(s): Alberto Manguel
ISBN: 0-88762-138-4 / 978-0-88762-138-3 (Canada edition)
Publisher: Thomas Allen Publishers
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Paperback Editions

February 2005 : UK Paperback
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Title: Stevenson Under the Palm Trees
Author(s): Alberto Manguel
ISBN: 1-84195-598-1 / 978-1-84195-598-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Canongate Books Ltd
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January 2004 : UK Paperback
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Title: Stevenson Under The Palm Trees
Author(s): Alberto Manguel
ISBN: 1-84195-449-7 / 978-1-84195-449-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Canongate Books
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Kindle Editions

October 2009 : USA, Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Stevenson Under The Palm Trees
Author(s): Alberto Manguel
Publisher: Canongate Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon AU