Kidnapped

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Penguin Books, 1994 - Fiction - 232 pages
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Set against the aftermath of the 1745 Jacobite Rebellion, the gripping drama of Kidnapped--originally published in 1886--takes readers to the danger and intrigue of a Scotland sundered by revolution. The story is told by David Balfour, a young Whig and Lowlander whose odyssey is a microcosm of the struggles besetting his country. Tricked by a miserly uncle, he survives attempted murder, kidnap, and shipwreck, only to escape through the Highlands in the company of Alan Breck--a Jacobite adamantly opposed to Whigs like Balfour. Running for their lives, the two fugitives must rely on each other even as the ancient misunderstandings between them force tensions to the breaking point. A riveting page-turner and work of social commentary, Kidnapped is one of Robert Louis Stevenson's greatest works.

  • Includes an introduction that explores the social and political background to the novel, notes, and a glossary

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Book Description Spirited, romantic, and full of danger, Kidnapped is Robert Louis Stevenson's classic of high adventure. Beloved by generations, it is the saga of David Balfour, a young heir whose ... Read full review

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I love Robert Louis Stevenson's writing and Kidnapped, I believe, is his best book. He gives us the character of David Balfour who you can't help but wish that things would go his way and he would ... Read full review

Contents

WHAT BEFELL AT THE QUEENS FERRY
39
THE ROUNDHOUSE
51
THE CAPTAIN KNUCKLES UNDER
72
Copyright

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Donald McFarlan, a Glasgow native, has worked in publishing and is the author of The Guinness Book of Why?.


Donald McFarlan, a Glasgow native, has worked in publishing and is the author of The Guinness Book of Why?.

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