Kidnapped

Kidnapped

by Robert Louis Stevenson

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Overview

Recently orphaned, young David Balfour is kidnapped and held captive aboard the ship Covenant after approaching his miserly uncle about his inheritance. At the mercy of a treacherous crew, David must use his wits to survive even as he befriends the Jacobite traitor Alan Beck and follows him into the Scottish highlands.

Filled with adventure and intrigue, Robert Louis Stevenson’s Kidnapped has resonated with readers since it was first published in 1893.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781504062688
Publisher: Open Road Media
Publication date: 04/21/2020
Series: David Balfour , #1
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 181
Sales rank: 78,955
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Poet and novelist Robert Louis Stevenson (1850-1894) was the author of a number of classic books for young readers, including Treasure Island , Kidnapped, and Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. Born in Edinburgh, Scotland, Mr. Stevenson was often ill as a child and spent much of his youth confined to his nursery, where he first began to compose stories even before he could read, and where he was cared for by his nanny, Alison Cunningham, to whom A Child's Garden of Verses is dedicated.

Date of Birth:

November 13, 1850

Date of Death:

December 3, 1894

Place of Birth:

Edinburgh, Scotland

Place of Death:

Vailima, Samoa

Education:

Edinburgh University, 1875

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Table of Contents

Set in the year 1751, this classic adventure story centers around David Balfour, a young Scotsman orphaned by the death of his father. Through the treachery of his uncle, the young hero finds himself shanghaied and headed for bondage in the New World. Just when things look their worst, a swashbuckling Highlander, Alan Breck Stewart, comes to the rescue.
David eludes his shipboard captors and joins Stewart on a wild flight through the Highlands, pursued by both the King's forces and a notorious clan of Highland Jacobites. Flavorful, suspenseful, and peopled by realistic characters, this stirring novel was considered by the author to be his finest work of fiction. It is reprinted here, complete and unabridged, in a high-quality, inexpensive edition sure to delight a new generation of readers.

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"Crossley reads this tale as its author might have. Adept at the language of the region and times, Crossley deftly brings one of literature's best-known stories to the ears of contemporary listeners." —-AudioFile

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"Crossley reads this tale as its author might have. Adept at the language of the region and times, Crossley deftly brings one of literature's best-known stories to the ears of contemporary listeners." —-AudioFile

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