If "Treasure Island" is the pirate story par excellence, then "Kidnapped" is the romantic Scots adventure story of all time. Written in 1886, it is set in the turmoil and aftermath of the 1746 Jacobite Scots rebellion against the English at Culloden - events that established much of the national Scots character, which persists to this day. The story follows David Balfour, the canny eighteen year old, who is keen to seek his fortune. He sets out from the lowlands of Scotland to meet his mysterious relative, in search of work and 'whatere he may find'. His adventures begin at almost at once, and dark family secrets are soon only the starting point for an adventure that is a sort of Scottish Odyssey, with sea voyage, shipwreck, good friends and fights aplenty in the Hieland mountains and valleys.
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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.
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Book Description Penguin, Harmondsworth, UK. Softcover. Book Condition: Neu. Ohne Schutzumschlag. R.L. Stevenson - Kidnapped, 225 S., Taschenbuch, Penguin, Popular Classics, neu. David Balfour, the central figure in the stirring tale of adventures set in the Highlands of Scotland, is one of Louis Stevenson's major achievements.Drawn with understandíng and sympathy for his many hardships,it is he who gives the story such unity, and his sterling sense of duty and dour, obstinate courage provide a sharp contrast to the whirling events he is caught up. Kidnapped is a classic adventure story, as thrilling today as when it was first published. Bookseller Inventory # 004051
Book Description Penguin Classics, 1994. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # 9780140621068