Black Arrow: A Tale of the Two Roses

Black Arrow: A Tale of the Two Roses

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by Robert Louis Louis Stevenson
     
 

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This book contains Robert Louis Stevenson’s 1888 novel, "The Black Arrow: A Tale of the Two Roses". It is a historical adventure and romance novel set during the Wars of the Roses that tells the story of Richard Shelton and how he becomes a knight, rescues his lady Joanna Sedley, and attains justice for his father’s murder. This antiquarian book is…  See more details below

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This book contains Robert Louis Stevenson’s 1888 novel, "The Black Arrow: A Tale of the Two Roses". It is a historical adventure and romance novel set during the Wars of the Roses that tells the story of Richard Shelton and how he becomes a knight, rescues his lady Joanna Sedley, and attains justice for his father’s murder. This antiquarian book is highly recommended for those with an interest in fifteenth century England, and will greatly appeal to fans and collectors of Stevenson’s seminal work. Robert Louis Balfour Stevenson (1850 - 1894) was an influential Scottish writer who is most famous for writing "Treasure Island" and "The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde". Many vintage texts such as this are increasingly scarce and expensive, and it is with this in mind that we are republishing this volume now, in an affordable, high-quality, modern edition. It comes complete with a specially commissioned biography of the author.

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Children's Literature
Dick Shelton, an orphaned young noble, dreams of becoming a knight. Growing up in the house of Sir Daniel Brackley, his guardian, Dick learns the art of being a knight, becomes betrothed to an orphaned noble lady, and falls in love with her. However, Sir Daniel is not all that he seems to be. Dick learns of Sir Daniel's involvement in the murder of his father and joins a group of outlaws who have vowed revenge against Sir Daniel and those who helped him. Dick must defeat Sir Daniel, recover his true love, and somehow elude the trappings of the Wars of the Roses. This story may be less famous than Stevenson's other works, such as Treasure Island or Kidnapped, yet Stevenson is true to his writing style. Stevenson does not use complicated plot development yet fills this story with simple action and romance. His use of the vernacular lends credence to characters, and his vivid descriptions ground the book in its historical time and place. 2001 (orig. 1888), Cassell & Company Ltd/Dover Publications, Ages 12 up.
—David Lisk

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ISBN-13:
9781406792683
Publisher:
Hesperides Press
Publication date:
12/12/2006
Pages:
276
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.62(d)

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The Black Arrow: A Tale of the Two Roses 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This edition has so many scanning errors it is difficult to read.
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