Ballantrae and Henry are two brothers and Scottish noblemen, whose family is torn apart during the Jacobite rising of 1745. Ballantrae is an unscrupulous and bold man, who joins the fights to restore the Stuarts to the English throne. His brother, an honest and good-natured man, stays as a supporter of King George. Just when everyone thinks that Ballantrae has been killed, he returns to find out the terrible truth about his younger brother. Why did Henry choose to stay with King George instead of supporting his brother and country in the Jacobite fight? How will Ballantrae react when he finds out? Find all the answers in Robert Louis Stevenson’s novel ”The Master of Ballantrae” from 1889.
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Robert Louis Stevenson (1850-1894) was a Scottish writer of novels, poems, essays, and travel books. For most of his life, Stevenson suffered from serious bronchial trouble, but kept on travelling and writing. Though his writing has often been considered entertainment, author Henry James aligned Stevenson’s works to his own. His most famous novels are ”Treasure Island” (1883), ”The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde” (1886), ”Kidnapped” (1886) and ”A Child’s Garden of Verses” (1885).