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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.
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 and finds himself abducted on the orders of his wealthy Uncle Ebenezer. He’s carried away to sea to be sold into slavery in the Carolinas, where he secures a timely alliance with Jacobite adventurer Alan Breck, and together they make an epic escape across the western Highlands.
About the Author
Robert Louis Stevenson was born in Edinburgh in 1850 and died in 1894. He studied at Edinburgh University and then went on to become a novelist, poet and travel writer. RLS wrote prolifically and among his most well known works are The Strange Case of Doctor Jekyll and Mr Hyde and Treasure Island. Darren Shan is the pen name of Darren O' Shaughnessey, as well as the main character of his bestselling series The Saga of Darren Shan. This series is also known as the Cirque du Freak series. Darren is currently writing his next series of books called the Demonata series.