The Master of Ballantrae : a winter's tale
(Book)

Book Cover
Average Rating
Contributors
Published
London ; New York : Penguin Books, 1996.
Status
Westover - Adult Fiction
F STEVE
Copies
Location
Call Number
Status
Westover - Adult Fiction
F STEVE
Available
Description
Loading Description...
More Details
Format
Book
Physical Desc
xxx, 249 pages ; 20 cm
Language
English
ISBN
0140434461 , 9780140434460

Notes

Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references.
Description
In December 1887 Stevenson wrote that he had 'fallen head over heels into a new tale ... a most seizing tale; there are some fantastic elements; the most is a dead genuine human problem - human tragedy, I should say rather.'. The Master of Ballantrae opens in the old Scottish house of Durrisdeer, ancestral home of the Duries, a family divided by the Jacobite rising of 1745. Its adventure draws in sea voyages, piracy, buried treasure, magic and nightmare, and centres on the fatal rivalry between two brothers, James and Henry, and the wealthy and beautiful kinswoman who loves one brother but marries the other. 'The Master is all I know of the devil, ' Stevenson confessed, and the satanic, virile, seductive figure of James Durie dominates the novel.
Description
The family servant Mackellar narrates The Master of Ballantrae, and his divided loyalties dramatize the question of 'mastery' which, in his introduction to this Penguin Classics edition, Adrian Poole identifies as a vital theme in Stevenson's tragic masterpiece.
Also in this Series
More Like This
Other Editions and Formats
Reviews from GoodReads
Loading GoodReads Reviews.
Citations
APA Citation (style guide)

Stevenson, R. L., & Poole, A. (1996). The Master of Ballantrae: a winter's tale. London ; New York: Penguin Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Stevenson, Robert Louis, 1850-1894 and Adrian. Poole. 1996. The Master of Ballantrae: A Winter's Tale. London ; New York: Penguin Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Stevenson, Robert Louis, 1850-1894 and Adrian. Poole, The Master of Ballantrae: A Winter's Tale. London ; New York: Penguin Books, 1996.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Stevenson, Robert Louis, and Adrian Poole. The Master of Ballantrae: A Winter's Tale. London ; New York: Penguin Books, 1996. Print.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2010. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.
Staff View
Loading Staff View.