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Kidnappedby Robert Louis Stevenson
Synopses & Reviews
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.
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."
Young David Balfour's efforts to claim his rightful inheritance are complicated by the Jacobite rebellion in eighteenth-century Scotland and by his greedy uncle's schemes to seize the fortune for himself. Reissue.
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.& #160; & #160; < br> < br> < br> < i> From the Trade Paperback edition.< /i>
About the Author
Margot Livesey, a native of Scotland, is the author of Criminals and, most recently, The Missing World. She lives in Massachusetts and London.
From the Trade Paperback edition.
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