Kidnapped - Oxford World's Classics (Paperback)
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Kidnapped - Oxford World's Classics (Paperback)

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Paperback 256 Pages / Published: 10/04/2014
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'Your bed shall be the moorcock's, and your life shall be like the hunted deer's, and ye shall sleep with your hand upon your weapons.' Tricked out of his inheritance, shanghaied, shipwrecked off the west coast of Scotland, David Balfour finds himself fleeing for his life in the dangerous company of Jacobite outlaw and suspected assassin Alan Breck Stewart. Their unlikely friendship is put to the test as they dodge government troops across the Scottish Highlands. Set in the aftermath of the 1745 rebellion, Kidnapped transforms the Romantic historical novel into the modern thriller. Its heart-stopping scenes of cross-country pursuit, distilled to a pure intensity in Stevenson's prose, have become a staple of adventure stories from John Buchan to Alfred Hitchcock and Ian Fleming. Kidnapped remains as exhilarating today as when it was first published in 1886. This new edition is based on the 1895 text, incorporating Stevenson's last thoughts about the novel before his death. It includes Stevenson's 'Note to Kidnapped', reprinted for the first time since 1922. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199674213
Number of pages: 256
Weight: 182 g
Dimensions: 196 x 130 x 13 mm


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the introductory essay ... is remarkably and enjoyably full, a little masterpiece of concision that will reward those coming to the novel for the first time, and those for whom it is an old friend. * The Bottle Imp, Ian Duncan *

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This is a great adventure story written as the autobiography of David Balfour following the death of his parents and his 'adventures' on and off the Covenant. Once again Stevenson shows his prowess and... More

Hardback edition
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“Adventure of it's time”

What was a riproaring adventure when it was published may seen a little tame these days but it's still a good book. The writing can be a bit difficult to get through now but the story itself is still good. Just... More

Paperback edition
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