Ebook NEW [The Black Arrow A Tale of the Two Roses]


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  • The Black Arrow A Tale of the Two Roses
  • Robert Louis Stevenson
  • Italian
  • 07 December 2019
  • 9788804534440

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Free download The Black Arrow A Tale of the Two Roses Robert Louis Stevenson ☆ 4 Free download characters æ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ☆ Robert Louis Stevenson La parte della Rosa Bianca e della Freccia Nera una banda di fuorilegge che stanca di vessazioni e soprusi combatte le crudeli ingiustizie dei potentiSeguendo le vicende della guerra Stevenson avrà modo di offrire al lettore un. It was a very enjoyable book but I really liked Treasure Island much

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Free download The Black Arrow A Tale of the Two Roses Robert Louis Stevenson ☆ 4 Free download characters æ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ☆ Robert Louis Stevenson La Rosa Rossa o la Rosa Bianca York o Lancaster In un'Inghilterra insanguinata dalla guerra delle Due Rose il giovane Dick Shelton un cavaliere senza macchia e senza paura per vendicare la morte del padre decide di schierarsi dal. This was a reread for me but my previous experience of the book was back in junior high school A lot of it I consciously remembered much of it I recalled once reminded and some of it was like a new book to me I d wanted for some time to reread it both so as to write a better informed review and to see if my youthful liking for it held up under the scrutiny of an adult perspective and experienced taste Obviously it did Some might say I m too prodigal with five star ratings but based on my sincere enjoyment of it I couldn t give it lessThe Goodreads description is somewhat sensationalized but the plot does indeed involve war murder past and present revenge shipwreck and love which if not exactly forbidden certainly has a lot of obstacles It also involves derring do disguise and concealed identity outlaws secret passages and peepholes elements of mystery treachery and mortal danger The whole mix is written in good Romantic style with its frank appeal to emotional engagement from the reader Since this is the kind of thing I can eat up with a spoon its appeal to me isn t hard to understand But the adventure and romance elements aren t all it offers there s genuine moral and psychological growth on the part of the main characterStevenson s gift for adroit lifelike characterizations is very much on display here All of the major and many of the secondary characters are sketched with wonderful vividness and depth and regardless of which side they re on or whether they re good or bad they re genuinely nuanced His portrayal of the two main female characters has won praise which I agree with even from one of the negative reviewers of the book and I d say that the male characters are no less round and three dimensional I ve been a Stevenson fan from childhood and have read all four of his major novels and a number of his short stories Of the three major adventure novels I like this one the best though that s not a majority position Many modern readers are stymied by his approximate reproduction of 15th century dialogue but for me this was actually easier to understand than the Scots dialect of Kidnapped and the nautical terminology of Treasure Island And though I m not usually a fan of the romance in the Harleuin sense genre I like an element of clean romance in a book and I appreciate stories that incorporate characters from both genders unlike the nearly all male no girls allowed territory of the other two booksA valid criticism of the book is the inaccuracy of Stevenson s portrayal of the future Richard III The date here is May 1460 January 1461 not stated directly in the text but inferred from a reference to the death of the Yorkist leader in battle Richard Duke of York was killed in the battle of Wakefield in December 1460 at that time the younger Richard was an eight year old child In fairness to Stevenson he noted the discrepancy himself in a footnote but if he wanted that character to be 17 18 it might have been better to move the date of the story to 1470 71 More importantly the very negative portrayal of the latter Richard is taken directly from Shakespeare s Richard III which itself slavishly follows Sir Thomas More s Tudor inspired hatchet job on Richard from earlier in the 16th century In fact though while nobody would argue that Richard was a saint neither were any of the other political leaders of that day the weight of historical evidence is that he was far less malevolent than More and Shakespeare depicted him And much of this evidence would already have been available to Stevenson for instance in Horace Walpole s Historic Doubts on the Life and Reign of King Richard the ThirdOther criticisms IMO are less justified Comparisons between Ellis Duckworth and Robin Hood are inevitable for modern readers since both are leaders of outlaw bands living in the woods using arrows and at odds with the nasty and powerful local establishment But while modern pop culture clearly ascribes exclusive title to that territory to Robin Hood 19th century British writers and readers were aware that outlawry was a persistent feature of the English scene for centuries after Robin Hood far from being anachronistic the social conditions of the Wars of the Roses with their displacement of the poor and opportunities for legalized plunder by the powerful were well calculated to mass produce bands of angry and vengeful outlaws with plenty of grievances And in the 1400s arrows are still their projectile weapons of choice and the forest their natural refuge Related to this no one can deny the influence of Sir Walter Scott on every Romantic historical novelist who followed him Stevenson included But that s not the same thing as proving that this novel is a direct knock off of Ivanhoe On the contrary the differences between the two novels are much significant than the similarities Finally Stevenson has been faulted for celebrating ideals of chivalry that are scorned today and weren t really much followed in the Middle Ages either The latter reality of course is clearly recognized in the book the villains here are anything but honorable and chivalrous and things like the summary hanging of prisoners and the sack of Shoreby are realistic for the time but far from chivalrous But even if they weren t widely practiced concepts like keeping one s word even when it would be convenient not to treating even one s enemies with fairness and respect and showing mercy and protection to noncombatants actually were held up as social ideals in the 1400s and for centuries after and actually were practiced by some individuals Other words for chivalry in this sense would be honor and personal integrity In choosing to celebrate and encourage these ideals I would submit that Stevenson has the right of itThis novel was originally serialized in a story paper marketed to teenage boys our hero and heroine here are 17 and 16 years old when we meet them and the book can be found in the YA or children s sections in some libraries I discovered it in my school library But teens in the Middle Ages grew up fast Dick and Joanna think like and are treated like adults than like today s adolescents YA readers who can handle late Victorian diction and aren t daunted by medieval dialogue could enjoy this I think and identify with the characters But I personally would characterize this as an adult novel that happens to have teen protagonists and that teen readers could enjoy rather than as a YA novel that some adults could enjoy I don t know if that distinction is clear or helpful to anybody but I make it for whatever it s worth

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Free download The Black Arrow A Tale of the Two Roses Robert Louis Stevenson ☆ 4 Free download characters æ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ☆ Robert Louis Stevenson Romanzo storico di grande respiro dalle intense emozioni ricco di avventure ben congegnate e momenti di alta tensione in cui l'inestinguibile aspirazione dell'uomo alla giustizia e alla libertà si scontra con la ferocia del pote. Another classic child hood favorite I haven t read it in over 20 years so it s time for a re readI m glad I re read it I appreciated it on a number of different levels this time around beyond simply enjoying the action adventure and romance aspects There were all sorts of historical characters and events that 9 year old Ian failed to recognize apparently I didn t know much about Richard III or the War of the Roses back then Stevenson creates arguably the most successful fictional adaptation of Richard III presenting him as a complex multifaceted man who while not conventionally likable is a brilliant leader and powerful warrior I also suspect that this novel formed the inspiration for Lloyd Alexander s The Book of Three as the relationship between Dick John reminded me of the relationship between Taran Eilonwy Despite Stevenson s own contempt for this novel I appreciated its frank depiction of the wages of war and the complicated nature of the YorkLancaster struggled Definitely a book I ll be reading to or recommending to my children


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    characters æ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ☆ Robert Louis Stevenson Ebook NEW [The Black Arrow A Tale of the Two Roses] This book was such an unexpected dissapointment It was one of my 20 or so favorites when I was a kid My son is now of that age and I wanted to recommend it to him so just in case I wanted to re read it first since I didn't remember anything ex

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    Ebook NEW [The Black Arrow A Tale of the Two Roses] Another classic child hood favorite I haven't read it in over 20 years so it's time for a re readI'm glad I re read it I appreciated it on a number of different levels this time around beyond simply enjoying the action adventure and romance aspects There were all sorts of historical characters and events that 9 year old Ian failed to recognize apparently I didn't know much about Richard III or the War of the Roses back t

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