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The Black Star: A School Story for Boys

by Andrew H. Walpole

It tells the story of a group of schoolboys who become embroiled in a mystery surrounding a stolen black star, a valuable heirloom that has been passed down through generations. Published in 1914, "The Black Star" is a classic example of the school story genre, which was popular in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. The novel captures the spirit of the era, with its focus on the lives and adventures of young boys at a traditional British boarding school. Walpole's writing style is engaging and lively, and he does an excellent job of creating believable characters with distinct personalities and motivations. The plot is full of twists and turns, and readers will find themselves eagerly following the boys' quest to solve the mystery of the black star. In addition to its entertainment value, "The Black Star" is also a valuable historical document, providing a glimpse into the lives and attitudes of young boys in early 20th-century Britain. The novel reflects the values of the time, with its emphasis on loyalty, bravery, and fair play. Overall, "The Black Star: A School Story for Boys" is a delightful novel that will appeal to readers of all ages. Its engaging characters, exciting plot, and historical significance make it a must-read for anyone interested in classic literature or the school story genre.

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Andrew H. Walpole

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Andrew H. Walpole was a distinguished author and historian, known for his extensive work in the field of American history. Born in 1947 in Massachusetts, Walpole developed a passion for history at...

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