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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Penguin Classics
Publication date September 1, 2005
Pages 232
Binding Paperback
Edition Reissue
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9780143039402
ISBN-10 0143039407
Dimensions 0.50 by 5 by 7.50 in.
Weight 0.42 lbs.
Availability§ Out of Print
Original list price $8.00
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Summaries and Reviews
After being kidnapped by his villainous and miserly uncle, sixteen-year-old David Balfour escapes with the help of Jacobite fugitive Alan Breck and becomes involved in the struggle of Scottish Highlanders against English rule. Reissue. (A Masterpiece Theatre presentation, airing Fall 2005) (Literature) description: Product Description:

Set against the aftermath of the 1745 Jacobite Rebellion, the gripping drama of Kidnapped—originally published in 1886—takes readers to the danger and intrigue of a Scotland sundered by revolution. The story is told by David Balfour, a young Whig and Lowlander whose odyssey is a microcosm of the struggles besetting his country. Tricked by a miserly uncle, he survives attempted murder, kidnap, and shipwreck, only to escape through the Highlands in the company of Alan Breck—a Jacobite adamantly opposed to Whigs like Balfour. Running for their lives, the two fugitives must rely on each other even as the ancient misunderstandings between them force tensions to the breaking point. A riveting page-turner and work of social commentary, Kidnapped is one of Robert Louis Stevenson’s greatest works.

  • Includes an introduction that explores the social and political background to the novel, notes, and a glossary

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