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Dylan Thomas' The Beach of Falesa 1964


Title: The Beach of Falesa
Author: Dylan Thomas
Publisher: Panther Books
Publication Date: 1964
Format: Paperback
Condition: This book is in good condition for its age other than some minor signs of wear. Tanned but clean pages.

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Reader's note

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.