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1950’s The Black Arrow - Robert Louie Stevenson(Regent Classics)

1950’s The Black Arrow - Robert Louie Stevenson(Regent Classics)

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Faded spine otherwise good readable classic

The Black Arrow is a historical adventure novel written by Robert Louis Stevenson. Set during the Wars of the Roses in 15th-century England, the story follows a young man named Richard Shelton, who becomes embroiled in political intrigue and personal vendettas.

Richard's life takes a dramatic turn when he witnesses his father's murder at the hands of Sir Daniel Brackley, a powerful and ruthless nobleman. In order to seek revenge and uncover the truth behind his father's death, Richard joins a band of outlaws in the forest, led by the enigmatic and elusive figure known as the Black Arrow.

As Richard trains with the outlaws and learns about their cause, he becomes entangled in the larger conflict between the House of Lancaster and the House of York. The story is filled with thrilling battles, narrow escapes, and daring rescues as Richard becomes a key player in the war for the English throne.

Throughout the novel, Stevenson explores themes of loyalty, honor, and the corrupting influence of power. Richard must navigate a treacherous landscape where allegiances constantly shift, and he must decide who to trust in order to achieve his goals.

The Black Arrow is a gripping tale of adventure, romance, and political intrigue. It showcases Stevenson's skill for crafting vivid and engaging narratives, and provides an exciting glimpse into a dangerous and tumultuous period of English history.

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