The Master of Ballantrae

The Master of Ballantrae

by Robert Louis Stevenson
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The Master of Ballantrae by Robert Louis Stevenson

Stevenson was plagued from childhood with poor health, specifically tuberculosis. In his travels he was on the lookout for a better climate, also for the romance and adventure he always felt were just around the corner. When excitement lagged, he invented it.

THE MASTER OF BALLANTRAE is a case in point. Set against the background of Scotland's revolt against England in the 1740s, the story concerns a lifelong family feud between the Master of Ballantrae and his younger brother.

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ISBN-13: 9781471627286
Publication date: 02/08/2012
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 638 KB

About the Author

Robert Louis Stevenson (1850-94) was a Scottish novelist, poet and essayist who achieved worldwide acclaim for Treasure Island and The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. Born and educated in Edinburgh, Stevenson began with essays, short stories and travel writing, most notably Travels with a Donkey in the Cevennes (1879). He is best remembered for his first novel Treasure Island (1883) and for The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde (1886). The great Scottish novels followed, with Kidnapped (1886), The Master of Ballantrae (1889), and Weir of Hermiston (1893), which was left unfinished at his death. Catriona (1893), was always planned as the immediate sequel to Kidnapped, but had been delayed in the writing. Stevenson spent seven years in the South Seas, settling for the last five on the island of Upolu in Samoa, where he died suddenly from a cerebral stroke at the age of forty-four.

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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