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Kidnapped
By Robert Louis Stevenson

Kidnapped

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Kidnapped by Robert Louis Stevenson

Book Description

First published as a serial in YOUNG FOLKS between May and July 1886 and now reprinted in an Everyman edition on the centenary of Stevenson's death. KIDNAPPED is an adventure story that has become the model for any thriller of escape and suspense. Set in 1751, the flight of David Balfour and Alan Breck across the Highlands of Scotland is based on real events. Through he wrote the book to make money, while living as an invalid in Bournemouth. Stevenson was proud of it; he inscribed a presentation copy with the couplet. Here is the one sound page of all my writing. The one I'm proud of and that I delight in. Rowland Hilder is famous for his paintings of the English countryside but his work in book illustration covered a much wider canvas. His drawing for KIDNAPPED were first published in 1930 and have undesevedly, been long out of print.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781857159295
ISBN-10: 1857159292
Format: Hardback
(210mm x 160mm x 22mm)
Pages: 319
Imprint: Everyman's Library
Publisher: Everyman
Publish Date: 6-Oct-1994
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Books By Author Robert Louis Stevenson

Oxford Children's Classics: Kidnapped by Robert Louis Stevenson Oxford Children's Classics: Kidnapped, Paperback (March 2017)

A quest for justice ... and revenge! If you like action-packed adventure, then Kidnapped is the story for you! Not only does this edition include the complete, unabridged text, it is also full of extra material to help you get the most from the story and gives lots of recommendations for other adventures you might enjoy.

Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson Treasure Island, Paperback (January 2017)

When a terrifying stranger arrives at Jim Hawkin's father's inn, he finds himself haunted by his tales of piracy, vengeance and blood on the high seas. But when the stranger mysteriously dies, Jim is pulled into an incredible adventure of his own - a quest to discover the long-lost treasure of the evil, infamous and now-dead pirate, Captain Flint.

Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde and Other Stories by Robert Louis Stevenson Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde and Other Stories, Paperback (October 2016)

The next elegant edition in the Knickerbocker Classics series, this stunning gift edition of The Strange Case of Dr. Jeckyll and Mr. Hyde is the story of a man with two very different personalities.

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Reviews

US Kirkus Review » These inaugurate a new series of uniform classics, simplified so that little more than their bare essentials remain. Where there may be an excuse for a revision for young moderns of, say, the stilted quality of Defoe's Crusoe or a shortening of Kidnapped's lengthy descriptions - these are matters of individual taste. But it does seem that readers should be willing to take what the authors wrote originally. That case is strengthened by the bone-dryness of these revisions, all of which have been cut so extensively that little atmosphere remains, and the purpose-to introduce young readers to the classics-defeats itself. Attractive size and format and plentiful supplies of colored pictures make up for textual imperfections. Plastic covers. (Kirkus Reviews)


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Author Biography - Robert Louis Stevenson

Robert Louis Stevenson was born in Edinburgh in 1850. Chronically ill with bronchitis and possibly tuberculosis, Stevenson withdrew from Engineering at Edinburgh University in favour of Studying Law. Although he passed the bar and became an advocate in 1875, he knew that his true work was as a writer. Between 1876 and his death in 1894, Stevenson wrote prolifically. His published essays, short stories, fiction, travel books, plays, letters and poetry number in dozens. The most famous of his works include Travels With A Donkey in the Cevennes (1879), New Arabian Nights (1882), Treasure Island (1883), The Strange Case of Doctor Jekyll and Mr Hyde (1887), Thrawn Janet (1887) and Kidnapped (1893). After marrying Fanny Osbourne in 1880 Stevenson continued to travel and to write about his experiences. His poor health led him and his family to Valima in Samoa, where they settled. During his days there Stevenson was known as 'Tusitala' or 'The Story Teller'. His love of telling romantic and adventure stories allowed him to connect easily with the universal child in all of us. 'Fiction is to grown men what play is to the child,' he said. Robert Louis Stevenson died in Valima in 1894 of a brain haemorrhage.

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