"Kidnapped" along with its sequel "David Balfour" (also titled "Catriona") was considered by Stevenson to be his finest work.

"Kidnapped" is embedded in 18th century Scottish history. Set in 1751 in the Scottish Highlands, the narrative follows t

"Kidnapped" is embedded in 18th century Scottish history. Set in 1751 in the Scottish Highlands, the narrative follows the life of David Balfour.

Historical, after the defeat of the Scots at Culloden Moor in 1746, the English ban Highland dress, customs, language and the system of clan ownership of the land. It is against this backdrop that Stevenson frames this novel. ...Continua

Ha scritto il 07/01/11
Not quite what I was expecting but a decent book. To really enjoy this book you will need to understand a bit of Scottish history. Even though this is a work of fiction a lot of the people mentioned really did exist and a lot of what happened in th ...Continua
Ha scritto il 07/02/10
A classic. We get enthralled in the world of Robert Louis Stevenson.
Ha scritto il 23/04/08
Critical comment(s)/introduction:
Spirited, romantic, and full of danger, [the book] is [the author']s classic of high adventure....Acclaimed by Henry James as [the author]'s best novel, [the book] achieves what [the author] called, "the particular crown and triumph of the artist...n ...Continua
Ha scritto il 26/01/08
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Ha scritto il 01/06/07
Forget clumsy, down-to-earth, obtuse David Balfour. The one who shines through the pages is Allan Breck Stewart (incidentally my own childhood hero...). Whenever he is off-stage, the tale lulls, but let him come in, no less entry than jumping on a ve ...Continua

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