The Master of Ballantrae

The Master of Ballantrae

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The Master of Ballantrae was written by Robert Louis Stevenson and first published in 1899. Stevenson’s brooding historical romance demonstrates his most abiding theme, the elemental struggle between good and evil as it unfolds against a hauntingly beautiful Scottish landscape, amid the fierce loyalties and violent enmities that characterized Scottish history.

Overview

The Master of Ballantrae was written by Robert Louis Stevenson and first published in 1899. Stevenson’s brooding historical romance demonstrates his most abiding theme, the elemental struggle between good and evil as it unfolds against a hauntingly beautiful Scottish landscape, amid the fierce loyalties and violent enmities that characterized Scottish history. When two brothers attempt to split their loyalties between the warring factions of the 1745 Jacobite rising, one family finds itself tragically divided. Stevenson’s remarkably vivid characterizations create an acutely moving, psychologically complex work; as Andrea Barrett points out in her Introduction, "The brothers’ characters, not the historical facts, shape the drama."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940012982155
Publisher:
United Holdings Group
Publication date:
09/06/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
375 KB

Meet the Author

Robert Louis Stevenson (1850-1894), a Scottish author of novels, poems, and essays, is best known for the classic books Treasure Island, Kidnapped, and The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. A literary celebrity during his lifetime, Stevenson remains popular for his celebrated contributions to the adventure and horror genres.

Brief Biography

Date of Birth:
November 13, 1850
Date of Death:
December 3, 1894
Place of Birth:
Edinburgh, Scotland
Place of Death:
Vailima, Samoa
Education:
Edinburgh University, 1875

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