Kidnapped

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Random House, Jan 26, 2010 - Fiction - 336 pages
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When young David Balfour is orphaned he discovers some surprising truths about his family. His meeting with his uncle Ebenezer turns out to have disastrous consequences leading to kidnap and imprisonment on board a ship bound for the Carolinas. However, the voyage is full of incident and after violent conflict and a shipwreck, David finds himself in a daredevil chase across the Scottish Highlands in the company of the irrepressible warrior Alan Breck Stewart...
 

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Contents

DEDICATION
KIDNAPPED
OTHER WORKS BY ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON
CHAPTER II SET OFF UPON MY JOURNEY TO THE HOUSEOF SHAWS
CHAPTER III COME TO MY JOURNEYS END
CHAPTER IIII MAKE ACQUAINTANCE OF MY UNCLE
CHAPTER IVI RUN A GREAT DANGER IN THE HOUSE OF SHAWS
CHAPTER VI GO TO THE QUEENS FERRY
CHAPTER XVITHE LAD WITH THE SILVER BUTTONACROSS MORVEN
CHAPTER XVIITHE DEATH OF THE RED FOX
CHAPTER XVIIII TALK WITH ALAN IN THE WOOD OF LETTERMORE
CHAPTER XIXTHE HOUSE OF FEAR
THE ROCKS
THE HEUGH OFCORRYNAKIEGH
THE MOOR
CHAPTER XXIIICLUNYS CAGE

CHAPTER VIWHAT BEFELL AT THE QUEENS FERRY
CHAPTER VIII GO TO SEA IN THE BRIG COVENANT OF DYSART
CHAPTER VIIITHE ROUNDHOUSE
CHAPTER IXTHE MAN WITH THE BELT OF GOLD
CHAPTER XTHE SIEGE OF THE ROUNDHOUSE
CHAPTER XITHE CAPTAIN KNUCKLES UNDER
CHAPTER XIII HEAR OF THE RED FOX
CHAPTER XIIITHE LOSS OF THE BRIG
CHAPTER XIVTHE ISLET
CHAPTER XVTHE LAD WITH THE SILVER BUTTONTHROUGH THE ISLE OF MULL
THE QUARREL
CHAPTER XXVIN BALQUHIDDER
WE PASS THE FORTH
CHAPTER XXVIII COME TO MR RANKEILLOR
CHAPTER XXVIIII GO IN QUEST OF MY INHERITANCE
CHAPTER XXIXI COME INTO MY KINGDOM
CHAPTER XXXGOODBYE
THE HISTORY OF VINTAGE
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Robert Louis Stevenson was born in Edinburgh in 1850. Chronically ill with bronchitis and possibly tuberculosis, Stevenson withdrew from Engineering at Edinburgh University in favour of Studying Law. Although he passed the bar and became an advocate in 1875, he knew that his true work was as a writer.

Between 1876 and his death in 1894, Stevenson wrote prolifically. His published essays, short stories, fiction, travel books, plays, letters and poetry number in dozens. The most famous of his works include Travels With A Donkey in the Cevennes (1879), New Arabian Nights (1882), Treasure Island (1883), The Strange Case of Doctor Jekyll and Mr Hyde (1887), Thrawn Janet (1887) and Kidnapped (1893).

After marrying Fanny Osbourne in 1880 Stevenson continued to travel and to write about his experiences. His poor health led him and his family to Valima in Samoa, where they settled. During his days there Stevenson was known as ‘Tusitala’ or ‘The Story Teller’. His love of telling romantic and adventure stories allowed him to connect easily with the universal child in all of us. ‘Fiction is to grown men what play is to the child,’ he said.

Robert Louis Stevenson died in Valima in 1894 of a brain haemorrhage.

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