The Black Arrow: A Tale of the Two Roses

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Sprache - Englisch

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In 'The Black Arrow: A Tale of the Two Roses,' Robert Louis Stevenson immerses readers in the turbulent period of England's Wars of the Roses, spinning a captivating narrative rich with adventure and intrigue. With an adroit blend of historical fiction and romance, Stevenson's prose weaves a compelling tapestry of loyalty, revenge, and the moral complexities of war. Set against the backdrop of 15th-century England, the novel resonates with the literary tradition of Walter Scott while foreshadowing the swashbuckling energy that would characterize Stevenson's later works. Its anachronistic language and detailed period setting affirm the novel's commitment to capturing the spirit of its historical moment.
Robert Louis Stevenson, perhaps best known for 'Treasure Island' and 'Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde,' was a prolific writer whose travels and personal experiences often influenced his storytelling. With 'The Black Arrow,' Stevenson offers a departure from his dominant themes of psychological and moral conflict, instead invoking the chivalric codes and rollicking adventure of a bygone era. His creative process was undoubtedly shaped by his fascination with history and his keen insight into human character, which imbue this tale with authenticity and depth.
For aficionados of historical fiction and readers yearning for a journey through the strife-ridden landscape of medieval England, 'The Black Arrow: A Tale of the Two Roses' promises a delightful escape. Stevenson's work is recommended for its rich portrayal of a contested historical period and its thrilling adventure narrative, ensuring its lasting value as a work of literature that honors the past while telling a story that remains timeless. This reissue invites a new generation of readers to rediscover and cherish Stevenson's less celebrated, yet equally engaging, literary treasure.

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Robert Louis Stevenson (1850–1894) was a towering figure in Victorian literature, known for his vivid imagination and masterful storytelling. Born in Edinburgh, Scotland, Stevenson's exploration of moral complexity and his penchant for adventure both reflected his literary works and his personal life. Trained as a lawyer, Stevenson instead pursued writing, traveling widely and often writing about his journeys. His health, however, was a constant battle, and his wanderlust was partially a search for climates conducive to his wellbeing. Stevenson wrote 'The Black Arrow: A Tale of the Two Roses' (1888) amidst this backdrop, a historical adventure novel set during the War of the Roses, evidence of his interest in history and ability to create gripping narratives. His literary style often threaded psychological depth within his characters and a gothic atmosphere, traits notably seen in 'Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde' (1886) and 'Treasure Island' (1883), which immortalized him as a beloved storyteller. Stevenson's impact on literature remains enduring, with his works continuing to captivate readers and inspire writers for their robust adventure, complex characters, and evocative settings.

Produkt Details

Verlag: DigiCat

Genre: Sprache - Englisch

Sprache: English

Umfang: 198 Seiten

Größe: 811,0 KB

ISBN: 8596547337911