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  • Published: 15 January 2008
  • ISBN: 9780141910925
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 304

Kidnapped




A rollicking, twisting story of kidnap and betrayal versus courage and friendship

This is the 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

  • Pub date: 15 January 2008
  • ISBN: 9780141910925
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 304

About the Author

Robert Louis Stevenson

Robert Louis Stevenson was born in Edinburgh in 1850. The son of a prosperous civil engineer, he was expected to follow the family profession but was finally allowed to study law at Edinburgh University. Stevenson reacted forcibly against the Presbyterianism of both his city's professional classes and his devout parents, but the influence of Calvinism on his childhood informed the fascination with evil that is so powerfully explored in Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde. Stevenson suffered from a severe respiratory disease from his twenties onwards, leading him to settle in the gentle climate of Samoa with his American wife, Fanny Osbourne.

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