The Master of Ballantrae and Weir of Hermiston

The Master of Ballantrae and Weir of Hermiston




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


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ISBN-13: 9780679417446
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 11/03/1992
Series: Everyman's Library Classics Series
Pages: 424
Product dimensions: 5.28(w) x 8.23(h) x 1.12(d)

About the Author

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.

Date of Birth:

November 13, 1850

Date of Death:

December 3, 1894

Place of Birth:

Edinburgh, Scotland

Place of Death:

Vailima, Samoa


Edinburgh University, 1875

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