kidnapped being memoirs of the advantures of david balfour in the year 1751

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Kidnapped

Author : Robert Louis Stevenson
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After being kidnapped by his villainous uncle, sixteen-year-old David Balfour escapes and becomes involved in the struggle of the Scottish highlanders against English rule.

Kidnapped Being Memoirs Of The Adventures Of David Balfour In The Year 1751

Author : Robert Louis Stevenson
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Kidnapped

Author : Robert Louis Stevenson
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"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."-- second title page

Catriona

Author : Robert Louis Stevenson
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Das Werk "Catriona oder Die Abenteuer David Balfours daheim und in der Fremde" (engl. "Catriona") ist ein historischer Abenteuerroman des schottischen Schriftstellers Robert Louis Stevenson, der – im September 1892 auf Upolu (Samoa) vollendet – vom Oktober 1892 bis zum September 1893 in der Londoner literarischen Monatszeitschrift "Atalanta" vorabgedruckt wurde. Ebenfalls 1893 brachten Cassell in London und Scribners Söhne in New York das Werk heraus. Die deutsche Übersetzung von Marguerite Thesing erschien 1926 bei Buchenau & Reichert in Hamburg. Eine von Stevensons Quellen soll die umfängliche Historie "Lion in Mourning" ("Der Löwe in Trauer"), verfasst von dem schottischen Bischof Robert Forbes (1708–1775), gewesen sein.

The Strange Case Of Dr Jekyll And Mr Hyde

Author : Robert Louis Stevenson
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Kidnapped

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The Adventures Of David Balfour Fully Illustrated

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-Includes the two Romances "Kidnapped" and "Catriona" -Includes the 32 original Illustrations by William Hole. -Table of contents to every chapters in the book. -Complete and formatted for kindle to improve your reading experience Kidnapped is a historical fiction adventure novel by the Scottish author Robert Louis Stevenson. Written as a "boys' novel" and first published in the magazine Young Folks from May to July 1886, the novel has attracted the praise and admiration of writers as diverse as Henry James, Jorge Luis Borges, and Seamus Heaney. A sequel, Catriona, was published in 1893. As historical fiction, it is set around 18th-century Scottish events, notably the "Appin Murder", which occurred near Ballachulish in 1752 in the aftermath of the Jacobite Rising. Many of the characters, and one of the principals, Alan Breck Stewart, were real people. The political situation of the time is portrayed from different viewpoints, and the Scottish Highlanders are treated sympathetically. The full title of the book gives away major parts of the plot and creates the false impression that the novel is autobiographical. It 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 central character and narrator is a young man named David Balfour (Balfour being Stevenson's mother's maiden name), young and naive but resourceful, whose parents have recently died and who is out to make his way in the world. He is given a letter by the minister of Essendean, Mr. Campbell, to be delivered to the House of Shaws in Cramond, where David's uncle, Ebenezer Balfour, lives. On his journey, David asks many people where the House of Shaws is, and all of them speak of it darkly as a place of fear and evil. Catriona (also known as David Balfour) is a novel written in 1893 by Robert Louis Stevenson as a sequel to his earlier novel Kidnapped. It tells the further story of the central character David Balfour. The book begins precisely where Kidnapped ends, at 2 PM on 25 August 1751 outside the British Linen Company in Edinburgh, Scotland. The first part of the book recounts the attempts of the hero, David Balfour, to gain justice for James Stewart (James of the Glens), who has been arrested and charged with complicity in the Appin Murder. David makes a statement to a lawyer and goes on to meet Lord Prestongrange, the Lord Advocate, to press the case for James' innocence. However, his attempts fail as he is once again kidnapped and confined on the Bass Rock, an island in the Firth of Forth, until the trial is over, and James condemned to death. David also meets and falls in love with Catriona MacGregor Drummond, the daughter of James MacGregor Drummond, known as James More (who was Rob Roy's eldest son), also held in prison, whose escape she engineers. He also receives some education in the manners and morals of polite society from Barbara Grant, the daughter of Prestongrange. In the second part, David and Catriona travel to Holland, where David studies law at the University of Leyden. David takes Catriona under his protection (she having no money) until her father finds them. James More eventually arrives and proves something of a disappointment, drinking a great deal and showing no compunction against living off David's largesse. At this time, David learns of the death of his uncle Ebenezer, and thus gains knowledge that he has come into his full, substantial inheritance.

Kidnapped

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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.

The National Union Catalog Pre 1956 Imprints

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Kidnapped Diversion Illustrated Classics

Author : Robert Louis Stevenson
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Robert Louis Stevenson’s early work of children’s literature is as thrilling as his other masterpiece, TREASURE ISLAND. Transporting readers to the Scottish Highlands and across the high seas, KIDNAPPED tells the story of David Balfour, a seventeen-year-old boy taken prisoner on the ship the Covenant. His action-packed adventures and exciting escape will captivate readers to the last page.

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