Robert Louis Stevenson

  • The Master of Ballantrae

    The Master of Ballantraeby Robert Louis StevensonEdition:  Dover, paperbackMy overall rating:  3.8 out of 5 stars Charming, conniving, cruel, yet loved by almost all who know him, James Durisdeer is the oldest son of a Scottish nobleman, and destined–as he believes–for a life of fame, success, and power.  Against others’ wishes, he leaves his estate… Continue reading

  • Catriona

    WARNING:  Contains Kidnapped spoilers!!! Catrionaby Robert Louis StevensonEdition: Polygon, paperbackMy overall rating:  4 out of 5 stars The last chapter of Kidnapped was very nearly a complete, happy ending: Alan Breck was soon to escape to freedom in France, and David Balfour outwitted his selfish uncle and finally came into his inheritance.  David’s story is… Continue reading

  • Kidnapped

    Kidnappedby Robert Louis StevensonEdition:  Polygon, paperback.  HIGHLY recommended–very durable, elegant, and readable.  I think it will last much longer than most paperback books.My overall rating:  5 out of 5 stars Scotland, 1751. Sixteen-year-old David Balfour sets out to claim his inheritance from Ebenezer Balfour, a reclusive miser who lives in a dark mansion called “the… Continue reading

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Hi, I’m Marian—sharing a fondness for classics and other books here and on my YouTube channel. I’m a Christian, designer, and avid tea drinker, and my home is the beautiful Pacific Northwest, US.


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