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The Black Arrow by Robert Louis Stevenson

The Black Arrow (1888)

by Robert Louis Stevenson

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Title:The Black Arrow
Authors:Robert Louis Stevenson
Info:Dean & Son Ltd, London, Hardcover, 183 pages
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Tags:Classic, Fiction

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The Black Arrow by Robert Louis Stevenson (1888)

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    Men of Iron by Howard Pyle (stevemaynard)
    stevemaynard: Here the common theme of revenge and honor are on full display. Adventures in the Middle Ages through the lens of the Victorian era. Great reads for young people.
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    The White Company by Arthur Conan Doyle (stevemaynard)
    stevemaynard: Many common themes of honor and manhood in both books. Both are great adventures filled with challenges and dangers.

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Theme: revenge of a bandit group (Black Arrow, Lawless) and a dispossessed heir (Richard Shelton) against a backdrop of Lancaster versus York
Type: romantic fiction
Age: hs
Interest: 1-
Objectionable: somewhat graphic violence
Synopsis/Noteworthy: Richard Crookback., Daniel Brackley
  keithhamblen | Sep 29, 2016 |
fantastic illustrations by N. C. Wyeth ( )
  clarkland | Sep 26, 2016 |
In the midst of the Wars of the Roses, a young man discovers that his guardian had a hand in his father's death. Presumably, he swears vengeance and joins the resistance hiding in the forest. This is a likable, engaging book, and the action is excitingly told and immediately had me hooked. I'm just not in the mood for a romping medieval adventure told in dialect right now, though, so perhaps someday I'll pick this up again.
  wealhtheowwylfing | Feb 29, 2016 |
"...and how a thing once done is not to be changed or remedied by any penitence"...true words from RLS, sadly maligned by the woolfs... ( )
  dbsovereign | Jan 26, 2016 |
A bit like Robin Hood, but not as excitingly outcast, I enjoyed this book, but parts of it annoyed me. There were some character inconsistencies that I had trouble getting past, and some of the characters were really, really flat. Also, there are many, many historical references that seemed like they just went nowhere. All in all, though, a quick, entertaining read. ( )
  MizPurplest | Sep 21, 2015 |
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Author nameRoleType of authorWork?Status
Stevenson, Robert Louisprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Stevenson, Robert Louismain authorall editionsconfirmed
Bentley, B. AllenIntroductionsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Brock, H.MIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Brundage, FrancesIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
D'Andrea, ChelseaIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Edwards, LionelIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Frasier, ShellyNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Gibson, FloNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Hoppenstand, GaryIntroductionsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Irwin, DonIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Isom, JoeCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Keith, RonNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Pettersson, Sven-IngmarTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Smith, Lawrence BeallIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Waterhouse, CharlesIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Wyeth, N. C.Illustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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On a certain afternoon, in the late spring time, the bell upon the Tunstall Moat House was heard singing at an unaccustomed hour.
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In fifteenth-century England, when his father's murderer is revealed to be his guardian, seventeen-year-old Richard Shelton joins the fellowship of the Black Arrow in avenging the death, rescuing the woman he loves, and participating in the struggle between the Yorks and Lancasters in the War of the Roses.

An exciting portrait of England during the War of the Roses, The Black Arrow is a breathless adventure of battle, intrigue, deception, kidnapping, spies, rogues, heroes, and villains.

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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0684188775, Hardcover)

For nearly a century, Scribner has exemplified the very best in publishing by pairing classic texts with the illustrative giants of the time, such as N. C. Wyeth and Maxfield Parrish. With the same commitment to the high standards established by the series' founders, Atheneum Books for Young Readers is expanding the Scribner Illustrated Classics line over the next several years to include such modern-day classics as Jack London's The Call of the Wild and White Fang, J.M. Barrie's Peter Pan, and The Stories of O. Henry, to be illustrated by some of the finest artists of our generation, including Wendell Minor, Ed Young, and Trina Schart Hyman.

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A young Englishman, seeking to avenge the death of his father, becomes involved in the band of the Black Arrow and the events of the War of the Roses.

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