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The Master of Ballantrae and Weir of Hermiston
     

The Master of Ballantrae and Weir of Hermiston

by R. L. Stevenson
 

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In these two historical tales of the Scottish lowlands in the eighteenth century, Robert Louis Stevenson brought to the novel of adventure a psychological sophistication it had never before possessed - a subtlety that, far from impeding the action, everywhere intensifies its speed and credibility. A double demonstration of Stevenson's ability to satisfy the highest

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In these two historical tales of the Scottish lowlands in the eighteenth century, Robert Louis Stevenson brought to the novel of adventure a psychological sophistication it had never before possessed - a subtlety that, far from impeding the action, everywhere intensifies its speed and credibility. A double demonstration of Stevenson's ability to satisfy the highest critical standards and at the same time remain compulsively entertaining.

With an Introduction by John Sutherland

John Sutherland is Lord Northcliffe Professor of Modern English Literature at University College, London. He is the author of The Longman Companion to Victorian Fiction and Mrs Humphrey Ward.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780460872263
Publisher:
Everyman Paperback
Publication date:
01/15/1993
Pages:
336
Product dimensions:
5.08(w) x 7.80(h) x 0.75(d)

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John Sutherland is Lord Northcliffe Professor of Modern English Literature at University College, London. He is the author of The Longman Companion to Victorian Fiction and Mrs Humphrey Ward.

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