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Title Bad colonists : the South Seas letters of Vernon Lee Walker and Louis Becke / Nicholas Thomas and Richard Eves
Published Durham, N.C. : Duke University Press, 1999

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Description xxii, 163 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents Introduction : letter-writing and colonial selfhood -- An awfully bad hand at letter writing : Vernon Lee Walker and colonial history -- The letters of Vernon Lee Walker, 1878-1887 -- Self-fashioning and savagery : Louis Becke's Pacific letters -- The letters of Louis Becke, 1880-1882 -- The apotheosis of savagery : Louis Becke's Pacific tales -- Epilogue : figures in history
Notes Letters of Vernon Lee Walker and Louis Becke, almost all of which were written to their respective mothers, with commentary
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [155]-159) and index
Subject Walker, Vernon Lee.
Becke, Louis, 1855-1913.
Walker, Vernon Lee -- Homes and haunts -- Oceania.
Becke, Louis, 1855-1913 -- Homes and haunts -- Oceania.
Oceania -- History -- Sources.
Author Walker, Vernon Lee.
Becke, Louis, 1855-1913, author
Thomas, Nicholas, 1960- author
Eves, Richard, author
LC no. 98021596
ISBN 0822322579 (alkaline paper)
0822322226 (paper) (alkaline paper)
Other Titles South Seas letters of Vernon Lee Walker and Louis Becke