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Kidnapped (Penguin Classics)

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Publisher Comments:

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

Synopsis:

The archetypal 19th century adventure story set against the aftermath of the 1745 Jacobite Rebellion will soon air on Masterpiece Theater.

About the Author

Robert Louis Stevenson (1850–1894) was born in Edinburgh and studied engineering and law before turning to writing full time. He wrote essays, travel literature, poetry, and fiction.

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

Product Details

ISBN:
9780143039402
Publisher:
Penguin Classics
Notes by:
McFarlan, Donald
Author:
Gray, Alistair
Author:
Stevenson, Robert Louis
Author:
McFarlan, Donald
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
History
Subject:
Action & Adventure
Subject:
Teenage boys
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Historical fiction
Subject:
Scotland History 18th century.
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Mass Market
Series:
Penguin Classics
Publication Date:
20071218
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
7.70x5.12x.49 in. .44 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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