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THE BLACK ARROW - Robert Louis Stevenson

Robert Louis Stevenson's classic tale in this awesome 1936 Macmillan edition.

With 17 beautiful illustrations by H. M. Brock.

Gilt letters on spine.

Pages: 286.

Dimensions: 12 cm X 17 cm
PERFECT CONDITION. VERY FEW NOTES INSIDE
Year Printed: 1936
Topic: Literature
Author: Robert Louis Stevenson
Binding: Hardcover
Language: English
Special Attributes: Illustrated
Illustrator: H. M. BROCK
Place of Publication: LONDON
Country/Region of Manufacture: United Kingdom
Publisher: MACMILLAN & CO, LONDON

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The Black Arrow: A Tale of the Two Roses is an 1888 novel by Robert Louis Stevenson. It is both an historical adventure novel and a romance novel. It first appeared as a serial in 1883 with the subtitle "A Tale of Tunstall Forest" beginning in Young Folks; A Boys' and Girls' Paper of Instructive and Entertaining Literature, vol. XXII, no. 656 (Saturday, 30 June 1883) and ending in the issue for Saturday, 20 October 1883—Stevenson had finished writing it by the end of summer. It was printed under the pseudonym Captain George North. He alludes to the time gap between the serialisation and the publication as one volume in 1888 in his preface "Critic [parodying Dickens's 'Cricket'] on the Hearth": "The tale was written years ago for a particular audience..." The Paston Letters were Stevenson's main literary source for The Black Arrow

Robert Louis Stevenson (13 November 1850 – 3 December 1894) was a Scottish novelist and travel writer, most noted for Treasure Island, Kidnapped, Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde, The Black Arrow and A Child's Garden of Verses.

Born and educated in Edinburgh, Stevenson suffered from serious bronchial trouble for much of his life, but continued to write prolifically and travel widely, in defiance of his poor health. As a young man, he mixed in London literary circles, receiving encouragement from Andrew Lang, Edmund Gosse, Leslie Stephen and W. E. Henley, the last of whom may have provided the model for Long John Silver in Treasure Island. His travels took him to France, America and Australia, before he finally settled in Samoa, where he died.

A celebrity in his lifetime, Stevenson attracted a more negative critical response for much of the 20th century, though his reputation has been largely restored. He is currently ranked as the 26th most translated author in the world.

 

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