Authors & Events
Authors & Events
Jul 10, 2001
| ISBN 9780375757259
Jan 01, 1982
| ISBN 9780553212600
Feb 26, 2008
| ISBN 9780553904673
Feb 08, 2011
| 519 Minutes
| Young Adult
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Jul 10, 2001 | ISBN 9780375757259
Jan 01, 1982 | ISBN 9780553212600
Feb 26, 2008 | ISBN 9780553904673
Feb 08, 2011 | ISBN 9780307916228 | Young Adult
A finely honed, stirring adventure about the orphan David Balfour, who is kidnapped by his villainous uncle and escapes through the Scottish highlands, only to become involved in the Scottish struggle for independence. This edition features a new introduction by Margot Livesey.
Acclaimed by Henry James as Robert Louis Stevenson’s best novel, Kidnapped achieves what Stevenson called, “the particular crown and triumph of the artist…not simply to convince, but to enchant.”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 greedy uncle connives to do him out of his inherited fortune and plots to have him seized and sold into slavery. But honor, loyalty, and courage are rewarded; the orphan and castaway survives kidnapping and shipwreck, is rescued by a daredevil of a rogue, and makes a thrilling escape to freedom across the wild highlands of Scotland.
Seventeen-year-old David Balfour’s villainous uncle has him kidnapped in order to steal his inheritance. David escapes only to fall into the dangerous company of rebels who are resisting British redcoats in the Scottish highlands.
Robert Louis Stevenson (1850–1894) was a Scottish novelist, poet, essayist, and travel writer who spent the last part of his life in the Samoan islands. His best-known books include Treasure Island, Kidnapped, The Master of Ballantrae, and Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde.
“Stevenson’s best book.”—Henry James
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