Kidnapped

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Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic swashbuckling adventure, inspired by true events, introduced by Louise Welsh.

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Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic, swashbuckling novel about a young boy who is forced to go to sea and who is then caught up in high drama, daring adventure and political intrigue.

Part of the Macmillan Collector’s Library; a series of stunning, clothbound, pocket-sized classics with gold foiled edges and ribbon markers. These beautiful books make perfect gifts or a treat for any book lover. This edition is introduced by Louise Welsh and features black and white illustrations.

Headstrong David Balfour, orphaned at seventeen, sets out from the Scottish Lowlands to seek his fortune in Edinburgh. Betrayed by his wealthy Uncle Ebenezer, he is carried away to sea to be sold into slavery in the Carolinas. On board, he secures a timely alliance with Jacobite adventurer Alan Breck, and together they make an epic escape across the western Highlands. Inspired by real events, Kidnapped is a swashbuckling adventure of bizarre encounters, political assassination and wild carousings with Robert Louis Stevenson’s unique counterpoint of low morals and high comedy threaded throughout.

Additional information

Weight0.184 kg
Dimensions15.6 × 10.2 × 2.1 cm
Author

Publisher

Imprint

Cover

Hardback

Pages

304

Language

English

Edition

Reprint

Dewey

823.8 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K