The Lighthouse - Ballantyne
The Light House by R. M. Ballantyne
Embossed hardcover book – 254 pages. This is a 1926 reprint of the original that was published in 1865 but was updated with a few corrections. It is the story of a great fight between man and the sea.
The author Robert Michael Ballantyne (1825-1894) of Edinburgh, was part of a famous family of printers and publishers. At the age of 16 he went to Canada and was six years in the service of the Hudson's Bay Company. He returned to Scotland in 1847, and published his first book the following year, Hudson's Bay: or, Life in the Wilds of North America. For some time he was employed by Messrs Constable, the publishers, but in 1856 he gave up business for the profession of literature, and began the series of adventure stories for the young with which his name is popularly associated. One of the young men directly touched by Ballantyne was Robert Louis Stevenson (1850–1894). This young man was so impressed with the story of The Coral Island (1857) that he would later base portions of his famous book Treasure Island (1881) on themes found in Ballantyne.
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