The Black Arrow: A Tale of The Two Roses

The Black Arrow: A Tale of the Two Roses is an 1888 novel by Robert Louis Stevenson. It is both an historical adventure novel and a romance. It first appeared as a serial in 1883 with the subtitle "A Tale of Tunstall Forest" beginning in Young Folks; A Boys' and Girls' Paper of Instructive and Entertaining Literature, vol. XXII, no. 656 (Saturday, June 30, 1883) and ending in the issue for Saturday, October 20, 1883—Stevenson had finished writing it by the end of summer. It was printed under the pseudonymn Captain George North. He alludes to the time gap between the serialization and the publication as one volume in 1888 in his preface "Critic on the Hearth": "The tale was written years ago for a particular audience ...." The Paston Letters were Stevenson's main literary source for The Black Arrow.

Read more about The Black Arrow: A Tale Of The Two RosesPlot Introduction, Plot Summary, Characters, Chronology and Geography, Criticism, Annotated Edition, Film, TV or Theatrical Adaptations, Editions, Comic Book Version, Original Manuscript

Famous quotes containing the words tale and/or black:

    In the tale, in the telling, we are all one blood. Take the tale in your teeth, then, and bite till the blood runs, hoping it’s not poison; and we will all come to the end together, and even to the beginning: living, as we do, in the middle.
    Ursula K. Le Guin (b. 1929)

    This is the black sea-brute bulling through wave-wrack,
    William Stanley Merwin (b. 1927)