The Black Arrow: A Tale of the Two Roses is an 1888 novel which can be classed genre-wise as an historical adventure novel and a romance. It first appeared as a serial in 1883, beginning in Young Folks; A Boys' and Girls' Paper of Instructive and Entertaining Literature, vol. XXII, no. 656 (Saturday, 30 June 1883).— Excerpted fromThe Black Arrowon Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.. The source for the text is Project Gutenberg. This is the index page for the ebook..