About The Master of Ballantrae and Weir of Hermiston
In these two historical tales of the Scottish lowlands in the eighteenth century, Robert Louis Stevenson brought to the novel of adventure a psychological sophistication it had never before possessed – a subtlety that, far from impeding the action, everywhere intensifies its speed and credibility. A double demonstration of Stevenson’s ability to satisfy the highest critical standards and at the same time remain compulsively entertaining. With an Introduction by John Sutherland
Robert Louis Stevenson (1850–1894) was a Scottish novelist, poet, essayist, and travel writer who spent the last part of his life in the Samoan islands. His best-known books include Treasure Island, Kidnapped, The Master of Ballantrae, and Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde.