A Winter’s Tale
Published in 1889, this novel concerns the conflict between two brothers. These Scottish noblemen are torn apart by the Jacobite rising of 1745, opposing each other in beliefs and morality.
The novel is presented as the memoir of one Ephraim Mackellar, steward of the Durrisdeer estate in Scotland. The novel opens in 1745, the year of the Jacobite Rising. When Bonnie Prince Charlie raises the banner of the Stewarts the Durie family — the Laird of Durrisdeer, his older son James Durie (the Master of Ballantrae).
CHAPTER I. - SUMMARY OF EVENTS DURING THIS MASTER’S WANDERINGS.
CHAPTER II. SUMMARY OF EVENTS (continued)
CHAPTER III. - THE MASTER’S WANDERINGS.
FROM THE MEMOIRS OF THE CHEVALIER DE BURKE.
CHAPTER IV. - PERSECUTIONS ENDURED BY MR. HENRY.
CHAPTER V. - ACCOUNT OF ALL THAT PASSED ON THE NIGHT ON FEBRUARY 27TH, 1757.
CHAPTER VI. - SUMMARY OF EVENTS DURING THE MASTER’S SECOND ABSENCE.
CHAPTER VII. - ADVENTURE OF CHEVALIER BURKE IN INDIA.
CHAPTER VIII. - THE ENEMY IN THE HOUSE.
CHAPTER IX. - MR. MACKELLAR’S JOURNEY WITH THE MASTER.
CHAPTER X. - PASSAGES AT NEW YORK.
CHAPTER XI. - THE JOURNEY IN THE WILDERNESS.
NARRATIVE OF THE TRADER, MOUNTAIN.
CHAPTER XII. - THE JOURNEY IN THE WILDERNESS (continued).
|Portrait by Girolamo Nerli, 1892|