The Resource Ioláni, or, Tahíti as it was : a romance, by Wilkie Collins ; edited and introduced by Ira B. Nadel

Ioláni, or, Tahíti as it was : a romance, by Wilkie Collins ; edited and introduced by Ira B. Nadel

Label
Ioláni, or, Tahíti as it was : a romance
Title
Ioláni, or, Tahíti as it was
Title remainder
a romance
Statement of responsibility
by Wilkie Collins ; edited and introduced by Ira B. Nadel
Title variation
  • Ioláni
  • Tahíti as it was
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Written 150 years ago, never published, and presumed lost for nearly a century, Wilkie Collins's earliest novel now appears in print for the first time. Iolani is a sensational romance - a tale of terror and suspense, bravery and betrayal, set against the lush backdrop of Tahiti."--BOOK JACKET. "The novel is set in Tahiti prior to European contact. It tells the story of the diabolical high priest, Iolani, and the heroic young woman, Idia, who bears his child. Determined to defy the Tahitian custom of killing firstborn children, Idia and her friend Aimata flee with the baby and take refuge among Iolani's enemies. The vengeful priest pursues them, setting into motion a plot that features civil war, sorcery, sacrificial rites, wild madmen, treachery, and love. Collins explores themes that he would return to again and again in his career: oppression by sinister, patriarchal figures; the bravery of forceful, unorthodox women; the psychology of the criminal mind; the hypocrisy of moralists; and Victorian ideas of the exotic."--BOOK JACKET
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1824-1889
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Collins, Wilkie
Dewey number
823/.8
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR4494
LC item number
.I56 1999
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Nadel, Ira Bruce
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Infanticide
  • Tahiti (French Polynesia : Island)
Target audience
adult
Label
Ioláni, or, Tahíti as it was : a romance, by Wilkie Collins ; edited and introduced by Ira B. Nadel
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xxxvii, 205 p.
Isbn
9780691034461
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
98028620
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
OCM39307481
Label
Ioláni, or, Tahíti as it was : a romance, by Wilkie Collins ; edited and introduced by Ira B. Nadel
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xxxvii, 205 p.
Isbn
9780691034461
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
98028620
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
OCM39307481

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