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Kidnapped

Written by Robert Louis Stevenson

Part of the Alma Junior Classics Series

Kidnapped Synopsis

Having recently become an orphan, seventeen-year-old David Balfour is betrayed by his wicked uncle, who swindles him out of his inheritance and arranges for him to be kidnapped and sent out to sea to be sold into slavery. But on board the Covenant, the captive's adventures are only just beginning, as he experiences shipwreck, an unlikely friendship with the Jacobite rebel Alan Breck Stewart and perilous escapades across the Scottish Highlands. Inspired by true historical events and first published as a boys' adventure novel in 1886, Kidnapped is an action-packed thriller that has delighted generations of readers young and old.

Kidnapped Press Reviews

[Kidnapped] compelled me from the first words and has not let go to this day... It implanted an image of how a novel should work. I think a lot of my ambitions as a writer, and many of my own persisting themes, originate there: friendship, courage, the need to go out into the world and make your fate. I reread it every couple of years, and get more interested in it, not less. -- Hilary Mantel * Hilary Mantel *

Book Information

ISBN: 9781847498182
Publication date: 25th July 2019
Author: Robert Louis Stevenson
Publisher: Alma Classics an imprint of Alma Books Ltd
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 256 pages

About Robert Louis Stevenson

Born in Edinburgh in 1850, to strict Calvinist parents, Robert Louis Stevenson was a famous Scottish novelist, poet and travel writer. His ill health meant that he spent the latter part of his life voyaging the world, in an attempt to find a climate that suited his health, and this contributed to the exoticism of much of his work. He finally settled in Samoa, and died in 1899. Revered during his lifetime, and often harshly underrated since his death, Robert Louis Stevenson is today recognized as one of the the great writers of the nineteenth century, having influenced authors such as Graham ...

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