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- DescriptionThe Black Arrow A Tale of the Two Roses By Robert Louis Stevenson The Black Arrow: A Tale of the Two Roses is an 1888 vel by Robert Louis Stevenson. It is both an historical adventure vel and a romance vel. It first appeared as a serial in 1883 with the subtitle A Tale of Tunstall Forest beginning in Young Folks; A Boys' and Girls' Paper of Instructive and Entertaining Literature, vol. XXII, . 656 (Saturday, June 30, 1883) and ending in the issue for Saturday, October 20, 1883-Stevenson had finished writing it by the end of summer. It was printed under the pseudonymn Captain George North. He alludes to the time gap between the serialization and the publication as one volume in 1888 in his preface Critic [parodying Dickens's Cricket on the Hearth The tale was written years ago for a particular audience .... The Paston Letters were Stevenson's main literary source for The Black Arrow. The Black Arrow tells the story of Richard (Dick) Shelton during the Wars of the Roses: how he becomes a knight, rescues his lady Joanna Sedley, and obtains justice for the murder of his father, Sir Harry Shelton. Outlaws in Tunstall Forest organized by Ellis Duckworth, whose weapon and calling card is a black arrow, cause Dick to suspect that his guardian Sir Daniel Brackley and his retainers are responsible for his father's murder. Dick's suspicions are eugh to turn Sir Daniel against him, so he has recourse but to escape from Sir Daniel and join the outlaws of the Black Arrow against him. This struggle sweeps him up into the greater conflict surrounding them all.
- Author(s)Robert Louis Stevenson
- Date of Publication03/08/2013
- FormatPaperback / softback
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- Content Noteblack & white illustrations
- Weight585 g
- Width189 mm
- Height246 mm
- Spine17 mm
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (US),Unsewn / adhesive bound
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