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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 noble Richard Shenton who discovers that his guardian is in fact an evil man who murdered Richard s father and who looks to become wealthy by continually swapping sides in the Wars of the Roses The point of the guardianship is this When a noble heir was orphaned his revenues ntil he came of age were in the hands of his liege lord or such guardian as he appointed over the guardian was also freuently granted "the tax payable on coming of age or marriage These rights were the "tax payable
On Coming Of Age Orcoming of age or These rights were the of lucrative trade in medieval England and were one of the crown s major sources of incomeTo a modern reader the main obstacle in The Black Arrow and the major reason it is less well known than say Treasure Island is the flowery pseudo medieval language sed in the dialogue This is something that has gradually been toned down in historical novels during the twentieth century ntil now they are Understanding Yandere Lovers usually written with characters who speak or less collouial modern English This is due to a change in philosophy it is now considered better to accessibly reproduce what it felt like to be alive at the time the novel is set than to attempt to literally recreate it and a modern reader will react differently to the kind of languagesed here from the way their medieval counterpart would have done to hearing it spoken And of course there was regional and class based differentiation between individuals when people travelled less widely this would be extremely difficult to duplicate even for an expert in dialect development Writers like Scott Morris Stevenson and so on didn t attempt to do this and gave their characters dialogue based on a romanticised version of the formal speeches in medieval poetry at least as inauthentic as modern sageOne of the merits of Stevenson s writing is the imperfection of his heroes They tend to be as Shelton is here naive not too bright but with a strong moral sense this makes them interesting than the characters of many of the other writers of what might be termed proto thrillers Interestingly when first published in serial form The Black Arrow was successful than Treasure Island had been this ordering has since been reversed to leave the earlier novel as one of the classics of English popular fiction with The Black Arrow as just another novel by the same writer Another classic child hood favorite I haven t read it in over 20 years so it s time for a re readI m 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 Ian failed to recognize apparently I didn t know much about Richard III or the War of the Roses back then Stev 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 fantastic read especially if you are like me and are in any way attracted to all things medieval But there is much to love for anyone who is fond of thril. La Rosa Rossa o la Rosa Bianca York o Lancaster In n'Inghilterra insanguinata dalla guerra delle Due Rose il giovane Dick Shelton n cavaliere senza macchia e senza paura per vendicare la morte del padre decide di schierarsi dal. .
Ling adventure and surprisingly complex characters sword fights maidens in distress who are yet not helpless class warfare ala Robin Hood spies historical figures revenge love thieves daring night raids from 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 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 it five stars despite its flaws because like every Robert Louis Stevenson *Book I Ve Ever * I ve ever I could not put it down I couldn t put it down but there are scenes from the book that I will always remember It is exceedingly rare 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 p in a well written but fairly standard way with a clear hero with a clear mission and clear enemies to struggle against But though the hero proceeds to fight and slaughter his way toward what he wants in the most heroic fashion 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 feel guilt for 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 It was a very enjoyable book but I really liked Treasure Island much This was a reread for me but my previous experience of the book was back in junior "high school A lot of it I consciously remembered much of it "school A lot of it I consciously remembered much of it recalled once reminded and some of it was like a new book to me I d wanted for some time to reread it both so as to write a better informed review and to see if my youthful liking for it held p nder the scrutiny of an adult perspective and experienced taste Obviously it did Some might say I m too prodigal with five star ratings but based on my sincere enjoyment of it I couldn t give it lessThe Goodreads description is somewhat sensationalized but the plot my sincere enjoyment of it I couldn t give it lessThe Goodreads description is somewhat sensationalized but the plot indeed involve war murder past and present revenge shipwreck and love which if not exactly forbidden 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 frank appeal to emotional engagement from the reader Since this is the kind of thing I can eat Leaders Eat Last up with a spoon its appeal to me isn t hard tonderstand 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 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 main female characters has won pr. La parte della Rosa Bianca e della Freccia Nera La muralla verde una banda di fuorilegge che stanca di vessazioni e soprusi combatte le crudeli ingiustizie dei potentiSeguendo le vicende della guerra Stevenson avrà modo di offrire al lettoren.
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Aise which I agree with even from 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 fan from childhood and have read all four 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 for me this was actually easier to nderstand than the Scots dialect of Kidnapped and the *Nautical Terminology Of Treasure * terminology of Treasure And though I m not sually a 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 characters from both genders nlike 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 future Richard III The date here is May 1460 January 1461 not stated directly in the text but inferred from 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 fairness to Stevenson he noted the discrepancy himself in a footnote 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 from Shakespeare s Richard III which itself slavishly follows Sir Thomas "More S Tudor Inspired "s Tudor inspired job on Richard from earlier in the 16th century In fact 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 far less malevolent than More and Shakespeare depicted him And much of this evidence would already have
been available to Stevenson for instance in Horace Walpole s Historic Doubts on the Life and Reign of King Richardavailable to Stevenson for instance in Horace Walpole s Historic Doubts on the Life and Reign of King Richard ThirdOther criticisms IMO are less justified Comparisons between Ellis Duckworth and Robin Hood are inevitable for modern readers since both are leaders of outlaw bands living in the woods sing 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 persistent feature of the English scene for centuries after Robin Hood far from being anachronistic the social conditions of the Wars of the Roses with their displacement of the poor and opportunities for 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 forest their natural refuge Related to this no one can deny the influence of Sir Walter Scott on every Romantic historical novelist who followed him Stevenson included But that s not the same thing as proving that this novel is a direct knock off of Ivanh. 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 ferocia del pote. ,