Penguin Classics Black Arrow by Robert Louis StevensonPenguin Classics Black Arrow by Robert Louis Stevenson

Penguin Classics Black Arrow

byRobert Louis StevensonForeword byJohn Sutherland

Paperback | October 30, 2007

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From the beloved author of Treasure Island

Originally serialized in a periodical of boys' adventure fiction, The Black Arrow is a swashbuckling portrait of a young man's journey to discover the heroism within himself. Young Dick Shelton, caught in the midst of England's War of the Roses, finds his loyalties torn between the guardian who will ultimately betray him and the leader of a secret fellowship, The Black Arrow. As Shelton is drawn deeper into this conspiracy, he must distinguish friend from foe and confront war, shipwreck, revenge, murder, and forbidden love, as England's crown threatens to topple around him.

For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.
Robert Louis Stevenson (1850-94) was born in Edinburgh and studied engineering and law, before turning to writing full time. He wrote essays, travel literature, poetry, and fiction.  John Sutherland is the Lord Northcliffe Professor of Modern English Literature at University College London. He wrote the introduction to Chekhov’s The Sh...
Title:Penguin Classics Black ArrowFormat:PaperbackDimensions:336 pages, 7.85 × 5.2 × 0.9 inPublished:October 30, 2007Publisher:Penguin UK (PB)Language:English

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ISBN - 10:0141441399

ISBN - 13:9780141441399

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from War of the Roses! This was a pleasant surprise by the author of Jekyll & Hyde. It's also a nice change because the heroes of the story are regular people. I feel like it captures the politics of the age quite well too, in jolly olde England. A little bit of Robin Hood, too.
Date published: 2018-09-21