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The Resource The Master of Ballantrae : a winter's tale, Robert Louis Stevenson ; edited with an introduction and notes by Adrian Poole

The Master of Ballantrae : a winter's tale, Robert Louis Stevenson ; edited with an introduction and notes by Adrian Poole

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The Master of Ballantrae : a winter's tale
Title
The Master of Ballantrae
Title remainder
a winter's tale
Statement of responsibility
Robert Louis Stevenson ; edited with an introduction and notes by Adrian Poole
Title variation
master of Ballantrae
Title variation remainder
a winters tale
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Language
eng
Summary
  • In December 1887 Stevenson wrote that he had 'fallen head over heels into a new tale ... a most seizing tale; there are some fantastic elements; the most is a dead genuine human problem - human tragedy, I should say rather.'. The Master of Ballantrae opens in the old Scottish house of Durrisdeer, ancestral home of the Duries, a family divided by the Jacobite rising of 1745. Its adventure draws in sea voyages, piracy, buried treasure, magic and nightmare, and centres on the fatal rivalry between two brothers, James and Henry, and the wealthy and beautiful kinswoman who loves one brother but marries the other. 'The Master is all I know of the devil, ' Stevenson confessed, and the satanic, virile, seductive figure of James Durie dominates the novel
  • The family servant Mackellar narrates The Master of Ballantrae, and his divided loyalties dramatize the question of 'mastery' which, in his introduction to this Penguin Classics edition, Adrian Poole identifies as a vital theme in Stevenson's tragic masterpiece
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Summary
The year is 1745, and Prince Charlie of the defeated royal house of Stuart has just returned to Scottish soil. A weighty choice faces every Scottish man. Should he stitch a white cockade to his hat and join the fight to restore James, Prince Charlie's father to the British throne? Or should he stay at home and back George II, the reigning King?
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Tone
Writing style
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057612
Cataloging source
DLC
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1850-1894
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Stevenson, Robert Louis
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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1934-
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Poole, Adrian
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True
Series statement
Penguin classics
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  • Revenge
  • Absence and presumption of death
  • Inheritance and succession
  • Brothers
  • Scotland
Target audience
adult
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a winter's tale
Label
The Master of Ballantrae : a winter's tale, Robert Louis Stevenson ; edited with an introduction and notes by Adrian Poole
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references: p. xxix-xxxi. 229-[250]
Control code
000012691866
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
xxx, 249 p.
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780140434460
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Label
The Master of Ballantrae : a winter's tale, Robert Louis Stevenson ; edited with an introduction and notes by Adrian Poole
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references: p. xxix-xxxi. 229-[250]
Control code
000012691866
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
xxx, 249 p.
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780140434460
Isbn Type
(pbk.)

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