Master of Ballantrae a winter"s tale. by Robert Louis Stevenson

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Published by Charles Scribner"s Sons in New York .

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Paginationviii, 331 p.
Number of Pages331
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Open LibraryOL23317853M

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The Master of Ballantrae by Robert Louis Stevenson is a romance in the old style--full of adventure and the heroic theme of the struggle between good and evil. It is the story of two brothers--one the favorite of his father, but somewhat a black sheep, and the other the faithful, loyal son who always does his best for the family, no matter the /5.

Master of Ballantrae is the story of two brothers, one good and one bad. James, the wicked one, is heir to the family fortune, is daddy's favorite, and can charm the rattle off a snake. The good brother, Henry, is quiet Master of Ballantrae book self-effacing and not much liked by anybody.

The novel is set in England in /5(61). Stevenson was a master wordsmith. The Master of Ballantrae kept us reading and inspired us to seek out more of Stevenson's work.

This is one of those books we all wish we had read when we were younger so that we would know what others were talking about. It is a great book /5. The Master of Ballantrae: A Winter's Tale is a book by the Scottish author Robert Louis Stevenson, focusing upon the conflict between two brothers, Scottish noblemen whose family is torn apart by the Jacobite rising of The Master of Ballantrae, novel by Scottish writer Robert Louis Stevenson, first serialized in Scribner’s Magazine in –89 and published in book form in The novel provides another example of the moral ambiguity Stevenson had explored earlier in Dr.

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Directed by William Keighley. With Errol Flynn, Roger Livesey, Anthony Steel, Beatrice Campbell. Two noble Scottish brothers deliberately take opposite sides when Bonnie Prince Charlie returns to claim the throne of Scotland in order to preserve the family fortune. The Master of Ballantrae is a British Technicolor adventure film starring Errol Flynn and Roger is a loose and highly truncated adaptation of the Robert Louis Stevenson novel of the same eighteenth century Scotland, two sons of a laird clash over the family estate and a lady.

It was the last film from director William Keighley. Historical novel set inabout the conflict between two brothers, Scottish noblemen.

According to the author: "Here is a tale which extends over many years and travels into many countries. Free kindle book and epub digitized and proofread by Project Gutenberg. The Master of Ballantrae: A Winter's Tale by Robert Louis Stevenson - Free Ebook Project Gutenberg.

Read the Virtual Book. Summary. The Master of Ballantrae begins in and is narrated by Mackellar, the loyal, often meddling steward to the respected Durie of Durisdeer family.

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'The Master of Ballantrae' though, is more complex and rewarding than either of those works, although it does share some of the latter's good and evil themes. The basic story is one about two brothers - one seemingly a good, reasonable man, and the other, the elder brother who becomes disinherited after the Jacobite wars, a personification of s: The Master of Ballantrae () Plot.

Showing all 3 items Jump to: Summaries (3) Summaries. Two noble Scottish brothers deliberately take opposite sides when Bonnie Prince Charlie returns to claim the throne of Scotland in order to preserve the family fortune.

—duke1. This was the Master of Ballantrae, my Lord Durrisdeer’s son, a young nobleman of the rarest gallantry and parts, and equally designed by nature to adorn a Court and to reap laurels in the field. Our meeting was the more welcome to both, as he was one of the few Scots who had used the Irish with consideration, and as he might now be of very.

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Paperback. Condition: New. 1st. Paperback. Set at the time of the Jacobite uprising, The Master of Ballantrae tells of a family divided. James Durie, Master of Ballantrae, abandons his ancestral home to support the Scottish ng may be from multiple locations in the US or from the UK, depending on stock availability.

pages. The novel opens inthe year of the Jacobite rising. When Bonnie Prince Charlie raises the banner of the Stuarts, the Durie family—the Laird of Durrisdeer, his older son James Durie (the Master of Ballantrae) and his younger son Henry Durie—decide on a common strategy: one son will join the uprising while the other will join the loyalists/5(6).

Set in 18th-century Scotland, this brooding historical romance unfolds amid the Jacobite Rebellion. A struggle between good and evil begins in the old Scottish castle of Durrisdeer — the ancestral home of the Durie clan — where James Durie, Master of Ballantrae, persists in his lifelong rivalry with his younger brother as well as his relentless quest for the family fortune.

The Master of Ballantrae: A Winter's Tale is one of Stevenson's darker, more political novels. Two brothers are brought into conflict by the Jacobite rising ofwhich tears their family apart.

The Master of Ballantrae Robert Louis Stevenson. This book has pages in the PDF version, and was originally published in Description. Presented as the memoir of one Ephraim Mackellar, steward of the Durrisdeer estate in Scotland, the novel opens inthe year of the Jacobite Rising. When Bonnie Prince Charlie raises the banner.

MASTER OF BALLANTRAE is less in the tradition of OLD MORTALITY or ROB ROY, and more in the tradition of DR. JEKYLL AND MR. HYDE. The real theme of the novel is I first became aware of MASTER OF BALLANTRAE as a lonely teenager who didn't date and spent far too much time eating chocolates and watching Errol Flynn movies on TV/5.

Robert Louis Stevenson (–) was a Scottish novelist, poet, essayist, and travel writer who spent the last part of his life in the Samoan islands. His best-known books include Treasure Island, Kidnapped, The Master of Ballantrae, and Dr.

Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. The story’s conclusion bears this out: the two brothers are brought to a bleak and savage end, together and far from home, in the trackless wastes of North America. The Master of Ballantrae reviews and revises the world of the earlier novels (including Jekyll and Hyde) to make one of Stevenson’s most challenging and thought-provoking books.

Errol Flynn buckled his last swash in The Master of Ballantrae, playing out the final film of his Warner Brothers contract in this high seas adventure, liberally adapted from the Robert Louis Category: Action & Adventure, Art House & International, Classics.

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Robert Louis Stevenson circa Airmont Publishing. Vintage Paperback. Conflict between brothers VintageBookworms. The Master of Ballantrae Robert Louis STEVENSON ( - ) Heir to a noble Scottish house in the mid 18th century, the Master is a charming, clever, and resourceful villain whose daring but ill-advised schemes first alienate his patrimony and at last cost him his life.

The Master of Ballantrae Summary all of Stevenson's works, The OfMaster of Ballantrae is the only one which he repeatedly referred to as a tragedy. While many of the earlier titles emphasize success as a result of heroic endeavor, this book seems to suggest that any such endeavor is bound to fail.

The Master of Ballantrae book by Robert Louis Stevenson. Upload media. The book depicts stunning, romantic panoramas of the Highlands. 4 out of 5 stars; What listeners say about The Master of Ballantrae. Average Customer Ratings.

Overall. 4 out of 5 stars out of 5 Stars 9 4 Stars 9 3 Stars 7 2 Stars 1 1 Stars. I find this "Master of Ballantrae" a memorable, exciting and effective adaptation of the novel, and much closer to the book than the previous version with Errol Flynn.

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Home» Browse» Books» Book details, The Master of Ballantrae: A Winter's Tale. The Master of Ballantrae: A Winter's Tale. Characters Discussed James Durie James Durie, the master of Ballantrae.

Reported dead after the Battle of Culloden, he escapes to America, then goes to France, where he makes heavy financial.

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