Publisher description for The master of Ballantrae : a winter's tale / Robert Louis Stevenson ; introduction by Andrea Barrett.


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Counter 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.

Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: Scotland History 18th century Fiction, Absence and presumption of death Fiction, Inheritance and succession Fiction, Brothers Fiction, Revenge Fiction