Considered one of Robert Louis Stevensn’s best works, Kidnapped is a historical fiction adventure novel, first published in Young Folks magazine from May to July 1886. The novel is considered a companion to Stevenson’s Treasure Island. A Sequel, Catriona , was published in 1893.
The full title of the book is Kidnapped: Being Memoirs of the Adventures of David Balfour in the Year 1751: How he was Kidnapped and Cast away; his Sufferings in a Desert Isle; his Journey in the Wild Highlands; his acquaintance with Alan Breck Stewart and other notorious Highland Jacobites; with all that he Suffered at the hands of his Uncle, Ebenezer Balfour of Shaws, falsely so-called: Written by Himself and now set forth by Robert Louis Stevenson.
The story is set around real 18th-century Scottish events, notably the “Appin murder”, which occurred in the aftermath of the Jacobite rising of 1745. Many of the characters are real people, including one of the principals, Alan Breck Stewart. Robert Louis Stevenson is the author of Kidnapped and The Children’s Garden of Verses as well as the adult book, The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde . During his short life Stevenson travelled the world from the South Pacific to the USA, Europe to Australia. He died at the age of 44 years old on a small Samoan island in the Pacific
Beautifully rebound by (Peter Carstens) of Jhb. Slipcase in cloth with marbled edges; original title on front; wrapped in adhesive plastic for protection. Book has top edge gilt but faded; pages yellowed. Half maroon leather and marble boards with gilt titles on spine & front in maroon skivertex; 5 raised bands on spine. b&w frontis; 373 plus 3pp ads. A prev owner’s (Ada F Williams) name on ffep can be removed on request.. Slipcase..
Bookseller: BOOKLOVERS PARADISE ZA (ZA)
Bookseller Inventory #: 010537
Author: STEVENSON, ROBERT LOUIS
Format/binding: Half Leather and Marbled Board
Book condition: Used – Fine
Jacket condition: Very Fine Slipcase.
Quantity available: 1
Edition: Umpteenth Edition.
Date published: 1910
Keywords: Classics, Adventure, Childrens: Collectables.
Bookseller catalogs: Children’s Books;