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Black Arrow by Robert Louise Stevenson
"IS A HISTORICAL FICTION SET IN "a historical iction set in time of War of the Roses The book tells the story of a young man named Richard Shelton who in the uest of obtaining justice or his ather s murder and rescuing his love rom the grip of the villainous warden displays loyalty and courage and becomes an important warrior or the Yorks For his unwavering valor he is rewarded with a knighthood The story is interesting enough but what I liked most is the history that is set as the background to the story which was uite informative It is well written using language appropriate Az éltető étkek arany szutrája for the time period coupled with local dialect The dramatic uality andast pace created suspense and SET THE TONE APPROPRIATE FOR THE the tone appropriate or the However I wish Stevenson could have worked "On Making His Writing A Little Personal And Close To "making his writing a little personal and close to or so Painted Desert far I have observed that his writing though good is distant and detached Andor this reason the reader is unable to Appetite feel as muchor the characters as he ought to Overall it was a good engaging read and I did enjoy it I have no idea why The Black Arrow is not canon in the way that Treasure Island or Dr Jeckyl and Mr Hide are It is a antastic read especially if you are like me and are in any way attracted to all things medieval But there is much to love or anyone who is Cooking the Whole Foods Way: Your Complete, Everyday Guide to Healthy, Delicious Eating with 500 Recipes, Menus, Meal Planning, Techniques, Buying fond of thrilling adventure and surprisingly complex characters swordights maidens in distress who are yet not helpless class warfare ala Robin Hood spies historical Pure Grit figures revenge love thieves daring night raidsrom the sea the list goes on and on The book is not perfect There are moments in the middle when the plot languishes and the ending Apple-Picking Day! feels a bit too much like RLS was running out of time at the end of an exam and had to rush everything to its conclusion But I have to give itive stars despite its laws because like every Robert Louis Stevenson book I ve ever read I could not put it down I couldn t put it down but there are scenes rom the book that I will always remember It is exceedingly rare Ajax is All About Attack for a book to be both gripping and memorable I think he manages this by both painting with broad exciting strokes and attaching real conseuences to the characters The story is set up in a well written butairly standard way with a clear hero with a clear mission and clear enemies to struggle against But though the hero proceeds to America the Philosophical fight and slaughter his way toward what he wants in the most heroicashion he is actually changed by this He is made to see that what he does even when he had good intentions has negative conseuences He is made to The Northmans Bride (Sons of the North feel guiltor his deplorable actions and the reader is asked to look at the actions themselves not to excuse them just because he is the hero Because of this Dick Shelton is as memorable a character as any in literature I strongly recommend the book This was a really un read A young brave noble hero and a young ierce heroine go on an adventure There s lots of action and danger and you really root The Northman's Bride for the main characters because they have such good hearts honesty and depth ofeeling I ll be honest I didn t really pay very close attention to the ighting scenes of which there were plenty It elt a little naive Had I read it as a teenager I think it would have joined my Cherry Bomb favorites shelf This was a rereador 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 Leading the Way for some time to reread it both so as to write a better informed review and to see if my youthful likingor it held up under the scrutiny of an adult perspective and experienced taste Obviously it did Some might say I m too prodigal with ive 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 orbidden 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 The Single Girl's Guide to Marrying a Man, His Kids, and His Ex-Wife: Becoming a Stepmother with Humor and Grace frank appeal to emotional engagementrom 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 When Red Cried Wolf 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 mainemale characters has won praise which I agree with. 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. ,
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Ction is clear or helpful to anybody but I make it or whatever it s worth I love Stevenson as a writer yet The Black Arrow had somehow passed me by before now It s a medieval Treasure Island set during the Wars of the Roses and published like Treasure Island The World in the Curl: An Unconventional History of Surfing first pseudonymously as a serial publication 1883 and then as a novel 1888 Like Treasure Island The Black Arrow is often labeled as children siction though the current Young Adult category Song of the Forest fits it better ie there s a lot in itor old adults as well Stevenson was amusingly dismissive of this book he sympathizes with "his wife in the dedicatory letter or never "wife in the dedicatory letter or never managed to get through it but it s actually a splendid yarn and immensely readable I ripped through it in a A Constellation of Vital Phenomena few hours on a long distancelight the perfect reading context or a novel of this kind The uality isn t uniform a ew passages are by the yard but there s also some excellent action writing and taut evocative scene setting You can also see interesting anticipations of some of Stevenson s later novelistic themes especially in the latter stages where Richard of Gloucester the uture Richard III has a memorable cameo as a kind of dark Hyde like double to The Black Arrow s boy protagonist Richard Shelton revealing the ambiguities in Shelton s own character and actionsI liked someone s description of this novel in a review on this site as like reading an accelerated Dumas novel The Black Arrow is certainly closer to Dumas than Scott in terms of historical heft although it draws substantially on Ivanhoe especially or its Robin Hood like band of outlaws Stevenson makes no attempt to track the actual political events of the 1460s and he cheerily admits to having adding ten years to Richard III s age to allow him to participate in the novel s entirely Still Life with Chickens fictionalinal battle The point about acceleration is also good Stevenson writes with great economy as always His descriptive language is always graceful and precise and sometimes inspired A battered ship in a storm half disappearing beneath a wave rose on the other side with appalling tremulous indecision the revenge bent men of a village came clustering in an inky mass onto its snow bound streets In our Still Life with Chickens: Starting Over in a House by the Sea first glimpse of the outlaws camp predictably sinister elements cauldrons arrows a deer carcass hung on a hawthorn bush mix with the surreally poetic a man lay slumbering rolled in a brown cloak with a butterfly hovering over hisace There is something Paradox Bound faintly miraculous about reading a simple tale of swashbucklingolk narrated with such refinement I would happily read a shopping list written by this man Another classic child hood avorite I haven t read it in over 20 years so it s time or a re readI in over 20 years so it s time STFU, Parents: The Jaw-Dropping, Self-Indulgent, and Occasionally Rage-Inducing World of Parent Overshare for a re readI 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 Ianailed 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 ictional 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 ormed the inspiration Syncopated: An Anthology of Nonfiction Picto-Essays 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 contemptor this novel I appreciated its Are All Guys Assholes?: More Than 1,000 Guys in 10 Cities Reveal Why They're Not, Why They Sometimes Act Like They Are, and How Understanding Their ... Will Solve Your Guy Drama Once and For All 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 Enjoyable historicaliction set during the Wars of the Roses What a Lass Wants featuring a merely moderately disfigured Richard of Gloucester that is Richard III before he became infamous ship stealing and crashing thereof assaults onortified houses minor battles a sinister leper sinister wall hangings and a sinister stolen inheritanceIdeal or impressionable children if you want to leave them with a life long suspicion of wall hangings It was a very enjoyable book but I really liked Treasure Island much This book was such an unexpected dissapointment It was one of my 20 or so avorites 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 Mexican Hooker first since I didn t remember anything except that it was set in England during the War of the Roses period It is an interesting coming of age adventure story with action revenge andorbidden love Unfortunately it is so poorely written Considering how much I liked it then I will give it a blended score of 3 the average of 5 and 1 I was so excited Now I am heart broken Originally published on my blog here in January 2002This medieval romance is one of Stevenson s minor adventure stories Its main character is naive young nob. 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 erocia del pote. Even rom 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 an rom "d say that the male characters are no less round and three dimensional I ve been a Stevenson Suspicion at Seven: A Lois Meade Mystery fanrom and have read all our 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 or 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 The Day Fidel Died 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 charactersrom 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 uture Richard III The Date Here Is May 1460 January 1461 Not Stated date here is May 1460 January 1461 not stated in the text but inferred rom 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 airness to Stevenson he noted the discrepancy himself in a ootnote 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 rom Shakespeare s Richard III which itself slavishly the very negative portrayal of the latter Richard is taken directly rom Shakespeare s Richard III which itself slavishly Sir Thomas More s Tudor inspired hatchet job on Richard The Outlaw and the Upstart King from earlier in the 16th century Inact 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 ar less malevolent than More and Shakespeare depicted him And much of this evidence would already have been available to Stevenson or 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 Standing By: The Making of an American Military Family in a Time of War 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 persistenteature of the English scene or centuries after Robin Hood ar Stories for a Kindred Heart: Over 100 Treasures to Touch Your Soul from being anachronistic the social conditions of the Wars of the Roses with their displacement of the poor and opportunitiesor 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 orest their natural refuge Related to this no one can deny the influence of Sir Walter Scott on every Romantic historical novelist who ollowed 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 Speak Through the Wind faultedor celebrating ideals of chivalry that are scorned today and weren t really much Stories for a Teen's Heart 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 realisticor the time but ar rom 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 airness and respect and showing mercy and protection to noncombatants actually were held up as social ideals in the 1400s and or centuries after and actually were practiced by some individuals Other words or 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 ound 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 ast 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 distin. La parte della Rosa Bianca e della Freccia Nera una banda di uorilegge che stanca di vessazioni e soprusi combatte le crudeli ingiustizie dei potentiSeguendo le vicende della guerra Stevenson avrà modo di offrire al lettore un.