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The Master of Ballantrae
A Winter's Tale
Written by Robert Louis Stevenson
Introduction by Andrea Barrett


The Master of Ballantrae
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Category: Fiction - Classics
Imprint: Modern Library
Format: Trade Paperback
Pub Date: April 2002
Price: $11.95
Can. Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-0-375-75930-7 (0-375-75930-1)
Pages: 288
Also available as an eBook.



 
Stevenson’s brooding historical romance demonstrates his most abiding theme—the elemental struggle between good and evil—as it unfolds against a hauntingly beautiful Scottish landscape, amid the fierce loyalties and violent enmities that characterized Scottish history. When two brothers attempt to split their loyalties between the warring factions of the 1745 Jacobite rising, one family finds itself tragically divided. Stevenson’s remarkably vivid characterizations create an acutely moving, psychologically complex work; as Andrea Barrett points out in her Introduction, “The brothers’ characters, not the historical facts, shape the drama.”

This Modern Library Paperback Classic includes illustrations reproduced from the original edition.



ABOUT THE AUTHOR

 
Andrea Barrett is the author of five novels, most recently The Voyage of the Narwhal, and two collections of stories: Ship Fever, which received the National Book Award, and Servants of the Map. She lives in Rochester, New York.





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