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Kidnapped
By Donald McFarlan (editor), Robert Louis Stevenson and Alasdair Gray (foreword by)
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Penguin Classics
Publication date December 18, 2007
Pages 240
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9780141441795
ISBN-10 0141441798
Dimensions 0.75 by 5 by 7.50 in.
Weight 0.50 lbs.
Published in Great Britain
Original list price $10.00
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Summary
A story of sixteen-year-old David Balfour, an orphan, who after being kidnapped by his villainous uncle manages to escape and becomes involved in the struggle of the Scottish highlanders against English rule.
Amazon.com description: Product Description: At once a rollicking adventure story and an earnest political allegory

Orphaned and penniless, David Balfour sets out to find his last living relative, miserly and reclusive Uncle Ebenezer. But Ebenezer is far from welcoming, and David narrowly escapes being murdered before he is kidnapped and imprisoned on a ship bound for the Carolinas. When the ship is wrecked, David, along with the fiery rebel Alan Breck, makes his way back across the treacherous Highland terrain on a quest for justice. Through his powerful depiction of the two very different central characters—the romantic Breck and the rational Whig David—Stevenson dramatized a conflict at the heart of Scottish culture in the aftermath of the Jacobite rebellion, as well as creating an unforgettable adventure story.

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