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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. 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 Scotland India America An incident in the rebellion of 1746 by David MorierThe narrator of this book is done by Mackellar the loyal steward to the Durie of Durisdeer family which consists of an old lord and this two sons James the Master of Ballantrae and Henry Another relative Miss Alison Graeme also lives with the familyThe two brothers have opposite trends James supports Bonnie Prince Charlie and goes and fights for the Jacobites while Henry stays at home to keep favor of King George II In this way whichever side wins the family s estate will be preservedOnce the Rising fails the Master is reported dead and Henry becomes the heir of the estate Living without glory brings no happiness to the surviving brother The End of the Forty Five Rebellion William Brasse Hole s original etching The End of the Forty Five Rebellion depicts the final chapter of the 1745 Highland Rebellion led by Prince Charles Edward and the retreat of his defeated troops Fatigue hunger and despair accompany the wounded troopsHowever a turmoil in the story will happen once Coronel Francis Burke arrives bringing letters from the MasterIn order to avoid spoilers I will stop my review hereA movie was made based on this book The Master of Ballantrae 1953 with Errol Flynn Roger Livesey Anthony Steel as well as three TV series The Master of Ballantrae 1962 The Master of Ballantrae 1975 and The Master of Ballantrae 1984For those interested in reading a biography about the author there are at least two interesting books on this subject Fanny Stevenson A Romance of Destiny 1993 by Alexandra Lapierre and Under the Wide and Starry Sky 2013 by Nancy Horan see my review here However it should be noticed that both books are fictionalized biographies For a complete list of RLS s biographies please visit the author s websiteThe Battle of Culloden in fictionDragonfly in Amber by Diana GabaldonThe Jacobite Trilogy by DK BrosterWaverley by Walter ScottThe Scottish Thistle by Cindy VallarCulloden by John Prebble

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The Master of Ballantrae A Winter's Tale

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

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Set in Scotland during the Jacobite of Ballantrae PDF #9734 Rebellion in the exotic French Indies and in the North American wilderness the story has as its hero one of the m. 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 eyes of their stalwart Steward Ephraim Mackellar Read this as the free edition without issues Thoroughly entertained throughout Time well spent


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 doe

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    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 pl

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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

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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 rolls ShazamI have already reviewed the story itself here so I will use this review for the actual physical book As we increasingly turn to e books in the current century it is always a plea

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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 Scotland

  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

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    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 straight

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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 the Bibl

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    There are certain corners of the high brow literary establishment perhaps it's the London Review of Books? where one is often reminde

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