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 this book coincides with Scottish history. There are Jacobites and Whigs, Campbells and Stewarts (Stuarts), and Highlanders and Lowlanders that you have to differentiate between to figure out who is who and what side they're on and who they're against to get a better understanding of why they do what they do in the book. Thankfully there was a Historical Note included at the beginning to attempt to clear some of it up....Continua
A classic. We get enthralled in the world of Robert Louis Stevenson.
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...not simply to convince, but to enchant."</p><p>● Buy this book and its sequel "Catriona" altogether for $8 less!...Continua
Cover design by Victor Ambrus
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 vessel from a wrecked boat in a misty night, and Kidnapped sizzles to life. Is he no a bonnie fighter?...Continua