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The Black Arrow by Robert Louis Stevenson

The Black Arrow (original 1888; edition 2001)

by Robert Louis Stevenson (Author)

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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.
Title:The Black Arrow
Authors:Robert Louis Stevenson (Author)
Info:Dover Publications (2001), 240 pages
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The Black Arrow by Robert Louis Stevenson (Author) (1888)

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Very good historical adventure novel. Lots of plot twists and very interesting use of language. ( )
  Shockleyy | Jun 6, 2021 |
This book wasn't for me. I wasn't fully engaged in really much of the story. When I did tune in to the audiobook, I liked what I heard, but not enough to stop everything else and pay real close attention. ( )
  expatb | Jun 8, 2020 |
An adventure story from medieval England, one of the best things RLS wrote, much less known but for my money much more captivating than The Treasure Island or The Master of Ballantrae, although yet not as good as Kidnapped. (Unless I'm too sentimental, this being one of the first books by him I've ever read.) ( )
  Stravaiger64 | Jun 4, 2020 |
Loved this book when I read in high school, disappointed when I realized it was a Dramation and not the actual book.
  Gmomaj | Oct 22, 2019 |
I'm pretty sure my dad read this book to me while I was lying on what seemed like my death bed, during the summer before my freshman year in college. I had a serious case of mono and was flat on my back for about 6 weeks. Whatever, I have a vague recollection of having been read the book, so I wanted to give it another go.

I rather liked the book. It was entertaining and appeared to have some interesting bits of 15th-century British history intertwined. ( )
  lgpiper | Jun 21, 2019 |
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Stevenson, Robert LouisAuthorprimary 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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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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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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