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The Master of Ballantrae A Winter's Tale

Ost compelling yet horrifying studies of evil in nineteenth century fiction James Durie Master of Ballantrae The Master is about his infective influence on his younger less. I just watched the wonderful 50s adaptation of this starring a debonair but slightly long in the tooth Errol Flynn awesome action awesome Technicolor if the book is half as fun I need to read it soon so fast paced and full of surprises plus a new favorite character the French pirate an effete dandy and killer with a badass scar on his face to provide a nice contrast to his stylish outfits so dreamy and now I m wondering if Black Sails was renewed for a second season I sure hope so

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Attractive brother Henry on Henry's wife Alison and on those narrators whom Stevenson so skilfully employs to present their experiences of this charming ruthless and evil ma. There are certain corners of the high brow literary establishment perhaps it s the London Review of Books where one is often reminded that RL Stevenson has a complex reputation a bit than a writer of boys own adventure stories perhaps Jules Verne merits the same treatment and is analogousIn any event I picked this up on whim when I stumbled into Dumbo s PS Books for the slightly silly reason that they didn t have anything I was really looking for but I like the people that work there and wanted to oblige them but not on that particular occasion to the tune of than 2My cheesy early 60s edition has a sort of romance cover illustration manly man wielding sword that looks like a fencing p e in defense of peroxided bouffant woman but one suspects that feuding Scots brothers in the 1750s and the woman in uestion didn t look much like that The dark family psychology that dominates the book is rather grim and there s not really much swashbuckling going on but it s ultimately uite gripping At one point the action switches to New York state where people from Albany are confusingly referred to as Albanians which has some historical interest There s also a lot implicit on the Scots side about the conflicts with England of the time which I knew nothing about and still don t some day Beyond the Pale up on whim when I stumbled into Dumbo s PS Books for the slightly silly reason that they didn t have anything I was really looking for but I like the people that work there and wanted to oblige them but not on that particular occasion to the tune of than 2My cheesy early 60s edition has a sort of romance cover illustration manly man wielding sword that looks like a fencing p e in defense of peroxided bouffant woman but one suspects that feuding Scots brothers in the 1750s and the woman in The Black Ice Score (Parker, uestion didn t look much like that The dark family psychology that dominates the book is rather grim and there s not really much swashbuckling going on but it s The Black Painting ultimately Fire and Desire uite gripping At one point the action switches to New York state where people from Albany are confusingly referred to as Albanians which has some historical interest There s also a lot implicit on the Scots side about the conflicts with England of the time which I knew nothing about and still don t some day

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Set in Scotland during of Ballantrae PDF #9734 the Jacobite Rebellion in the exotic French Indies and in the North American wilderness the story has as its hero one of the m. Gosh I love RLS He was the man Adventure intrigue travel romance gothic suspensegosh I love RLS He would have made a terrific screenwriter during cinema s golden age all swash and buckle This ripping yarn just doesn t let you leave You may pretend you re working or gardening or conversing with others during your everyday boring life but really you re just thinking about the Brothers Durie Which one is really good and which one is really evilThis specific edition is from 1968 perfect year for Sean Connery and Oliver Reed to play the siblings and is large type for those who need extra help If you don t need the extra help for the eyes it s kinda weird but perfect really because this baby will knock about your bag and car and bus and will wind up very well thumbed I d like a leather bound edition just so I can watch it sitting on my shelf RLS Two Duries in DurrisdeerOne to stay and one to rideAn ill day for the groomAnd a worse day for the brideBook Season Winter snow flurries and sword fights


10 thoughts on “The Master of Ballantrae A Winter's Tale

  1. says:

    Gosh I love RLS He was the man Adventure intrigue travel romance gothic suspensegosh I love RLS He would have made a terrific screenwriter during cinema's golden age all swash and buckle This ripping yarn just doesn't let you leave You may p

  2. says:

    I approached my rereading of The Master of Ballantrae with some trepidation It was a book I adored when I was very young and it’s always a risky business revisiting bookish old flames like old flames of any kindI’m pleased to report that the novel stood up to revisitation uite triumphantly I have a better knowledge of

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    Read this many many years ago but I enjoyed Master of Ballantrae so much with this second reading Robert Louis Stevenson could spin an entertaining taleThis novel has something for all readers A sweeping tale of sibling rivalry adventure derring do romance greed and mystery The story unfolds over many years and takes place in Scotland and the American wildernessThe classic tale of the brothers Durie narrated through the

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    Christmas came early this year A whole set of uncut Robert Louis Stevenson books RLS This is better than coffee ice cream meat pies and pecan

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    Free download available at eBooksAdelaideThis book is being discussed by the 19th Century Literature Yahoo GroupThis is the story of two brothers set during after the Jacobite Rebellion of 1745 often referred to as the Forty five in S

  6. says:

    I just watched the wonderful 50s adaptation of this starring a debonair but slightly long in the tooth Errol Flynn awesome action awesome Technicolor if the book is half as fun I need to read it soon so fast paced and full of surprises plus a new favorite character the French pirate an effete dandy and killer with a badass scar on his face to provide a nice contrast to his stylish outfits so dreamy and now I'm wondering if Black

  7. says:

    This story of two brothers and an enmity that destroys their family is a great tale Somewhat gothic a little swashbuckling and definitely tragic this is my favourite tale by RLS so far The plot is or less straightforward but Stevenson spices it up a bit by mixing in a few points of view thus introducing varying levels of unreliability in the narrators Our main tale teller is the somewhat school marmish Ephraim

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    11 SEP 2014 lovely cover Background info for the Rising of '45 SEP 2014 Jacob is Esau and Esau is Jacob Interesting play on

  9. says:

    There are certain corners of the high brow literary establishment perhaps it's the London Review of Books? where one is often reminded that RL Stevenson has a complex reputation; a bit than a writer of boys' own adventure stories perhaps Jules

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