Enjoyable historical fiction set during the Wars of the Roses featuring a merely moderately disfigured Richard of Gloucester that is Richard III before he became infamous ship stealing and crashing thereof assaults on fortified houses minor battles a sinister leper sinister wall hangings and a sinister stolen inheritanceIdeal for impressionable children if you want to leave them with a life long suspicion of wall hangings Black Arrow by Robert Louise Stevenson is a historical fiction set in the time of War of the Roses The book tells the story of a young man named Richard Shelton who in the uest of obtaining justice for his father s murder and rescuing his love from the rip of the villainous warden displays loyalty and courage and becomes an important warrior for the Yorks For his unwavering valor he is rewarded with a knighthood The story is
interesting enough but what I liked most is the history that is set enough but what I liked most is the history that is set the background to the story which was uite informative It is well written using language appropriate for the time period coupled with local dialect The dramatic uality and fast pace created suspense and set the tone appropriate for the battles However I wish Stevenson could have worked on making his writing a little personal and close to heart for so far I have observed that his writing though ood is distant and detached And for this reason the reader is unable to writing though ood is distant and detached And for this reason the reader is unable to as much for the characters as he ought to Overall it was a Anthropology as Cultural Critique: An Experimental Moment in the Human Sciences good engaging read and I did enjoy it I love Stevenson as a writer yet The Black Arrow had somehow passed me by before now It s a medieval Treasure Island set during the Wars of the Roses and published like Treasure Island first pseudonymously as a serial publication 1883 and then as a novel 1888 Like Treasure Island The Black Arrow is often labeled as children s fiction though the current Young Adult category fits it better ie there s a lot in it for old adults as well Stevenson was amusingly dismissive of this book he sympathizes with his wife in the dedicatory letter for never having managed toet through it but it s actually a splendid yarn and immensely readable I ripped through it in a few hours on a long distance flight the perfect reading context for a novel of this kind The uality isn t uniform a few passages are by the yard but there s also some excellent action writing and taut evocative scene setting
You can also see interesting anticipations of some of Stevenson s later can also see interesting anticipations of some of Stevenson s later themes especially in the latter stages where Richard of Gloucester the future Richard III has a memorable cameo as a kind of dark Hyde like double to The Black Arrow s boy protagonist Richard Shelton revealing the ambiguities in Shelton s own character and actionsI liked someone s description of this novel in a review on this site as like reading an accelerated Dumas novel The Black Arrow is certainly closer to Dumas than Scott in te. La Rosa Rossa o la Rosa Bianca York o Lancaster In un'Inghilterra insanguinata dalla Anaphora and Conceptual Structure guerra delle Due Rose iliovane Dick Shelton un cavaliere senza macchia e senza paura per vendicare la morte del padre decide di schierarsi dal.
Robert Louis Stevenson Ù 0 summaryO involves derring do disguise and concealed identity outlaws secret passages and peepholes elements of mystery treachery and mortal danger The whole mix is written in ood Romantic style with its frank appeal to emotional engagemen It was a very enjoyable book but I really liked Treasure Island much I have no idea why The Black Arrow is not canon in the way that Treasure Island or Dr Jeckyl and Mr Hide are It is a fantastic read especially if you are like me and are in any way attracted to all things medieval But there is much to love for anyone who is fond of thrilling adventure and surprisingly complex characters sword fights maidens in distress who are yet not helpless class warfare ala Robin Hood spies historical figures revenge love thieves daring night raids from the sea the list oes on and on The book is not perfect There are moments in the middle when the plot languishes and the ending feels a bit too Another classic child hood favorite I haven t read it in over 20 years so it s time for a re readI m lad I re read it I appreciated it on a number of different levels this time around beyond simply enjoying the action adventure and romance aspects There were all sorts of historical characters and events that
9 year old Ian failed to recognize apparently I didn t know much about Richard III or the War ofyear old Ian failed to recognize apparently I didn t know much about III Or The III or the of Roses back then Stevenson creates arguably the most successful fictional adaptation Richard III presenting him as a complex multifaceted man who while not conventionally likable is a brilliant leader and powerful warrior I also suspect that this novel formed the inspiration for Lloyd Alexander s The Book of Three as the relationship between Dick John reminded me of the relationship between Taran Eilonwy Despite Stevenson s own contempt for this novel I appreciated its frank depiction of the wages of war and the complicated nature of the YorkLancaster struggled Definitely a book I ll be reading to or recommending to my children Originally published on my blog here in January 2002This medieval romance is one of Stevenson s minor adventure stories Its main character is naive young noble Richard Shenton who discovers that his uardian is in fact an evil man who murdered Richard s father and who looks to become wealthy by continually swapping sides in the Wars of the Roses The point of the Betrayals: The Unpredictability of Human Relations guardianship is this When a noble heir was orphaned his revenues until he came of age were in the hands of his liege lord or suchuardian as he appointed over the Bat Ode guardian was also freuentlyranted the tax payable on coming of age or marriage These rights were the subject of lucrative trade in medieval England and were one of the crown s major sources of incomeTo a modern reader the main obstacle in The Black Arrow and the major reason it is less well known than say Treasure Island is the flowery pseudo medieval language used in the dialogue This is somethin. Romanzo storico di rande respiro dalle intense emozioni ricco di avventure ben congegnate e momenti di alta tensione in cui l'inestinguibile aspirazione dell'uomo alla iustizia e alla libertà si scontra con la ferocia del pote. Rms of historical heft although it draws substantially on Ivanhoe especially for its Robin Hood like band of outlaws Stevenson makes no attempt to track the actual political events of the 1460s and he cheerily admits to having adding ten years to Richard III s age to allow him to participate in the novel s entirely fictional final battle The point about acceleration is also ood Stevenson writes with reat economy as always His descriptive language is always raceful and precise and sometimes inspired A battered ship in a storm half disappearing beneath a wave rose on the other side with appalling tremulous indecision the revenge bent men of a village came clustering in an inky mass revenge bent men of a village came clustering in an inky mass its snow bound streets In our first limpse of the outlaws camp predictably sinister elements cauldrons arrows a deer carcass hung on a hawthorn bush mix with the surreally poetic a man lay slumbering rolled in a brown cloak with a
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his face There is something faintly miraculous about reading a taleface There is something faintly miraculous about reading a tale swashbuckling folk narrated with such refinement I would happily read a shopping list written by this man This book was such an unexpected dissapointment It was one of my 20 or so favorites when I was a kid My son is now of that age and I wanted to recommend it to him so just in case I wanted to re read it first since I didn t remember anything except that it was set in England during the War of the Roses period It is an interesting coming of age adventure story with action revenge and forbidden love Unfortunately it is so poorely written Considering how much I liked it then I will Blank Darkness: Africanist Discourse in French give it a blended score of 3 the average of 5 and 1 I was so excited Now I am heart broken This was a really fun read A young brave noble hero and a young fierce heroineo on an adventure There s lots of action and danger and you really root for the main characters because they have such Back to the Breast: Natural Motherhood and Breastfeeding in America good hearts honesty and depth of feeling I ll be honest I didn t really pay very close attention to the fighting scenes of which there were plenty It felt a little naive Had I read it as a teenager I think it would have joined my favorites shelf This was a reread for me but my previous experience of the book was back in junior high school A lot of it I consciously remembered much of it I recalled once reminded and some of it was like a new book to me I d wanted for some time to reread it both so as to write a better informed review and to see if my youthful liking for it held up under the scrutiny of an adult perspective and experienced taste Obviously it did Some might say I m too prodigal with five star ratings but based on my sincere enjoyment of it I couldn tive it lessThe Goodreads description is somewhat sensationalized but the plot does indeed involve war murder past and present revenge shipwreck and love which if not exactly forbidden certainly has a lot of obstacles It als. La parte della Rosa Bianca e della Freccia Nera una banda di fuorilegge che stanca di vessazioni e soprusi combatte le crudeli ingiustizie dei potentiSeguendo le vicende della uerra Stevenson avrà modo di offrire al lettore un. ,