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
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
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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