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  • Published: 6 September 2012
  • ISBN: 9781448155378
  • Imprint: Vintage Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 368

Kidnapped




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

'For God's sake, hold on!'

On a stormy night off the coast of Scotland, young David Balfour faces his most terrifying test yet. He's been double-crossed by his wicked uncle, tricked into a sea voyage and sold into slavery. When the dashing Alan Breck Stewart comes aboard, he finds a brave friend at least, and the pair fight back against their treacherous, black-hearted shipmates. But then the ship hits a reef, it's every man for himself, and David must battle against the raging sea itself!

BACKSTORY: Learn about the true stories that inspired this adventurous tale!

  • Pub date: 6 September 2012
  • ISBN: 9781448155378
  • Imprint: Vintage Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 368

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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