The Black Arrow


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By Robert Louis Stevenson

Young Master Richard Shelton is afflicted by two terrible misfortunes: for the one, he is fatherless; for the other, he is ward to the cruel, hate-filled Knight of Tunstal, Sir Daniel Brackley. The kingdom of England is aflame with the Wars of the Roses as Richard sets forth to avenge his father’s death. Suspecting his own guardian with having a hand in his father’s death, Richard joins with the dreaded band of gallant outlaws known as The Black Arrow. In that company, Richard wages battle and endures betrayal; contends with both his own thirst for vengeance and his compatriots’ vendettas; rescues his true love, the beautiful Joanna Sedley, and strives for the end which every man should seek: a life lived honorably and—God grant—peaceably.

Originally serialized in 1883 and then published in novel form in 1888, The Black Arrow has been rewarding reading and re-reading for generations. From the stuff of both history and imagination, Stevenson has crafted a thrilling tale of brave knights and proper romance, fell deeds and great escapes, unflinching valor and poetic justice.

Just then, through the high, stained-glass window of the hall, a black arrow crashed, and struck, and stuck quivering, in the midst of the long table. 


Robert Louis Stevenson (1850–1894) was a Scottish novelist, essayist, and poet. A storyteller and wordsmith of the first order, his classic works include—along with The Black Arrow—the novels Treasure Island, The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, and Kidnapped; the Arabian Nights volumes; and the poetry collection A Child’s Garden of Verses.

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Paperback: 282pp.

ISBN: 978-1685953362