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Kidnapped By Robert Louis Stevenson Kidnapped The adventures of David Balfour a young orphan as he journeys through the dangerous Scottish Highlands in an attempt to regain his rightful inheritance

  • Title: Kidnapped
  • Author: Robert Louis Stevenson
  • ISBN: 9780439295789
  • Page: 283
  • Format: Paperback
  • Kidnapped By Robert Louis Stevenson The adventures of David Balfour, a young orphan, as he journeys through the dangerous Scottish Highlands in an attempt to regain his rightful inheritance.
    Kidnapped By Robert Louis Stevenson

    Kidnapped TV Series Sep , Storyline When the son of a wealthy man is kidnapped, the parents are called and told not to involve the police The mother wants some kind of assurance that they will get their son back, so the family lawyer tells them of a man who specializes in bringing back kidnap victims. Kidnapped definition of kidnapped by The Free Dictionary Phileas Fogg, thus kidnapped, without having time to think, left his house, jumped into a cab, promised a hundred pounds to the cabman, and, having run over two Kidnapped Definition of Kidnapped at Dictionary Kidnapped definition, a novel by Robert Louis Stevenson See . Kidnapped Jun , Directed by Delbert Mann With Michael Caine, Trevor Howard, Lawrence Douglas, Vivien Heilbron In eighteenth century Scotland, during the Jacobite Rebellion, David Balfour claims his inheritance from his uncle who has him shanghaied on a ship Kidnap Definition of Kidnap by Merriam Webster Kidnap definition is to seize and detain or carry away by unlawful force or fraud and often with a demand for ransom How to use kidnap in a sentence. Kidnapped Feb , Kidnapped and cheated out of his inheritance, young David Balfour falls in with a Jacobite adventurer, Alan Breck Stewart Falsely accused of murder, they must flee across the Highlands, evading the redcoats Written by Cleo frede maroon.umn Plot Summary Kidnapped TV Mini Series Dec , The series is based on two novels of Robert Louis Stevenson Kidnapped and its sequel Catriona Most of the other Kidnapped TV and movie adaptations are Kidnapping Kidnapped novel

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    1. James LafayetteTivendale on said:

      I have seen wicked men and fools, a great many of both, and I believe they both get paid in the end, but the fools first We find ourselves in Bonny old Scotland circa June 1751 King George and the red coats rule this empire Following on from the Jacobite Revolution we are introduced to an innocent teenage gentleman known as David Balfour To initiate the narrative David and the minister, Mr Campbell discuss the necessity for a journey that our young hero should take following the untimely death o [...]

    2. Jason Koivu on said:

      Why haven t I read Stevenson Perhaps because from what I can tell his writing feels as remote and cold as the Scottish Isles It can be beautiful in its way, but you often forget it s there in favor of popular destinations with color and pizzazz In a way, Kidnapped feels a little like the Scottish version of Dumas The Count of Monte Cristo, which I was never overly fond of Something about the story doesn t grab me Although it should, as I just recently endured a similar situation where in my b [...]

    3. Jan-Maat on said:

      The problem I have with this rereading it as an adult is the same as reading The Black Arrow Stevenson manages to be both engaging and silly sometimes at the same moment, but luckily the human brain is capable of multi tasking even in the middle of a paragraph.Isn t the relationship between Alexander and Ebenezer Balfour which drives the narrative too ridiculous The elder brother giving up his inheritance and becoming a village teacher out of luck is one thing and hard enough to believe why not [...]

    4. Kathleen on said:

      Alan, cried I, what makes ye so good to me What makes ye care for such a thankless fellow Deed and I don t know, said Alan For just precisely what I thought I liked about ye, was that ye never quarrelled and now I like ye better Historical fiction, an adventure story, but also a great buddy story The plot follows young David, who is cheated out of his inheritance by a greedy uncle, and kidnapped into servitude on a sailing ship The ship hits a small boat during a fog and picks up Alan Breck Stew [...]

    5. Werner on said:

      While the above description suggests, misleadingly, that all of protagonist David Balfour s adventures take place on the high seas he only gets as far as the treacherous coastal waters of his native Scotland, and the great majority of the story takes place on land , the rest of it is pretty apt This is Romantic historical adventure fiction at its finest that is, fiction from the Romantic school, with its stress on appeal to emotions here, excitement, fear, sympathy, moral indignation, admiration [...]

    6. Duane on said:

      I don t know how the rest of young David Balfour s life turns out, but his early adventures where amazing Set in 18th century Scotland during the Jacobite period, David, a loyalist to King George, and his friend Alan Stewart, a Jacobite, seemingly travel the entirety of the Scottish Highlands hiding in the rocks and heather from rival clans and the British Army Character lessons abound, especially for young David Just a fun book to read.

    7. Carol on said:

      Young David Balfour begins and ends his harrowing adventure with evil Uncle Ebenezer the old rat with many mishaps in between After being nearly murdered, then kidnapped and shipwrecked, Davie uses honesty and intelligence to his advantage while hoping to seek justice in the end The inclusion of Scottish history throughout makes for an entertaining story, and the introduction gives an informative recap of significant dates in the life and literary career of RLS including how he came to write KID [...]

    8. Erin ☕ *Proud Book Hoarder* on said:

      There are two things that men should never weary of, goodness and humility we get none too much of them in this rough world among cold, proud people I guess I m just not going to be a big fan of Robert Louis Stevenson, which is a shame since he wrote classic adventure filled maritime fiction As with Treasure Island, the beginning promised than what was delivered, although Kidnapped ended up being the better of the two because of the satisfying ending.I liked the first half than the second The [...]

    9. Alex on said:

      This was my third Robert Louis Stevenson book, and they ve all been five star reads for me That makes him one of the most consistent authors I know of.Kidnapped recently showed up on the Guardian s list of the 100 best English novels, and I guess I might have put Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde there instead I still feel like it s a deeper book But the Guardian chose this instead, mostly because of its Scottishness It s a gripping adventure book first and foremost dude gets kidnapped, headed for a life of [...]

    10. Raúl Omar on said:

      Kidnapped became my default recommendation because of two reasons 1 none of my friends has read it not even heard of it and 2 it is awesome Let me be honest I didn t know this book existed, I acquired Kidnapped because it was on sale, it had a cool front cover design and I liked the back cover description which seemed just nice.I wonder why this book is not as popular as other Robert Louis Stevenson s work, I m guessing it s because the novel is way too Scottish for any reader who happens to be, [...]

    11. Paul on said:

      Kidnapped was one of my audio classics, the public domain audiobooks I listen to on my phone when I m walking the dog, washing dishes or shopping I picked it on a whim, not knowing anything about the plot presumably, someone gets kidnapped and was pleasantly surprised The first half of the book especially is exciting, filled with suspense as the protagonist arrives at his uncle s house and tries to figure out why he s being received so coldly, even treacherously The book has attempted murder, su [...]

    12. Jonathan Kranz on said:

      Here s a book that s simultaneously well known AND under appreciated If asked, I suspect most people would regard Kidnapped as an adventure story for boys and, in a sense, it is Alan Breck is rightly remembered as one of the most dashing of romantic heros and the story has plenty of sword play and scheming But I was pleasantly surprised by how adult the story is Alan may be romantic, but he s an ambiguous character Did he commit murder Is his Jacobite crusade really on behalf of the Scot s or is [...]

    13. Shiku on said:

      David Balfour, a Lowland boy, is sixteen when his father dies What he left behind is only a letter that tells David to go to the Shaws there he ll find his inheritance David follows his father s instructions and meets his uncle Ebenezer an awkward person that conceals than he tells David about his family Things are getting nastier, and finally, Ebenezer tries to kill David When this doesn t work, he pretends to give up and wants to see an advocate David feels safe and suddenly he s sold to a sh [...]

    14. Anthony Chavez on said:

      Oh the aptly dubbed boys novel Kidnapped is a delightful adventure story with just the right doses of humour which will make you feel one with the 16 year old naive, yet good natured, thrill seeking protagonist David Balfour.This bonny tale is set a few years after the Jacobite uprising 1746 in Scotland, when the English were still trying very hard to break the unity of the Highland clans, with the help of the Lowland Scots, who had sworn themselves in as His Majesties subjects Many of the subpl [...]

    15. Luís C. on said:

      An adventure novel old age with a classical writing, notions of honor clan and family names, pirates and benefactors, grounding, a grueling walk in the heather of Scotland and a young boy who becomes man A map of Scotland and the different clans involved would have been welcome in book publishing but follow the adventures of David Balfour, not always smart, was pleasant.

    16. Santiago on said:

      A great historical novel, with lots of adventure It is set in 18th century Scotland, around the time of the Appin Murder I know nothing of the Scottish history of the period and yet understood the historical background pefectly Stevenson a Scot himself treates the Scottish Highlanders sympathetically I found the plot engaging and the descriptions of historical and geographical backgrounds interesting and colourful.Young David Balfour goes to the old ruined family house of Shaws to request help f [...]

    17. Hadley on said:

      I remember reading this quite a while ago when I was fairly little and remember it being quite confusing and uninteresting at that time Later on, I ended up reading Treasure Island by RLS and absolutely adored it, so I figured I d give Kidnapped another go As with Treasure Island, I love a good seafaring tale, and that was most of what I remembered of this book I guess my memory didn t serve me so well The beginning of this story does have some excitement, including intrigue with David s Uncle E [...]

    18. Amy on said:

      5 stars, primarily for the audio book I doubt I could have made it through the book if it weren t for the Audio CD It is a wonderful adventure with historical significance and action but with decidedly Scotch language What I like most is how realistically hardship is portrayed You can almost feel the exhaustion, dehydration, worry, etc David s actions can be unlikable Alan can be a pest Yet both are in the end devoted to each other and fun to read about This book also proves that cliff hangers a [...]

    19. Robin Hobb on said:

      I was fairly young when I read this, and felt a bit frustrated that I didn t know the history behind the book Why was Alan on the run It says a great deal that despite my ignorance, the sheer adventure sustained me and kept me reading to the end.

    20. Leslie on said:

      Well, 4.5 I enjoyed Michael Page s narration very much his Scottish burr seemed spot on to these American ears Betrayal, friendship and adventure in 1751 Scotland with some Jacobite politics in the background What fun

    21. Elisabeth on said:

      Re read, January 2017, and another one that I enjoyed better than before Alan Breck has to be one of the most memorable characters in English literature.

    22. Marsha B on said:

      I was pulled to and fro throughout David Balfour s journey There were moments I felt connected and then there were times I was ready to be at the end of the book The unlikely loyalty between characters gave the story an interesting and hopeful light Overall, I enjoyed the walk through a part of the Highland history, which are part of my roots, so that definitely gave the book a special place for me.

    23. Richard on said:

      Kidnapped is based on certain real events which are outlined in the Preface written by Stevenson s wife Broadly speaking, the case of Balfour himself is evidently loosely inspired by another celebrated level case involving an uncle kidnapping a nephew to prevent the latter coming into an inheritance Stevenson takes all these elements and creates a brilliant, exciting adventure novel peopled with vivid characters Set in the Highlands of Scotland the events are infused with local colour and one ge [...]

    24. Eyebright on said:

      I loved this book, just as much, if not a little than Treasure Island It follows David Balfour as he is kidnapped, shipwrecked, and falls in with an outlaw One thing that I liked about this book, is that despite Alan and David s differences of politics, and other things, they got along extremely well It was a good example of not making a fuss over things that are not really important under the circumstances Also, I really liked Alan Breck.

    25. Affan Khan on said:

      There is a very good reason why Robert Louis Stevenson s books are still made into movies Take, for example, the Disney animated hit Treasure Planet, which was based on Stevenson s Treasure Island The book is just as rousing an adventure now as it was than a hundred years ago, and has therefore been the subject of many movie adaptations and the inspiration for countless other children s novels since then.Although somewhat lesser known, Stevenson s Kidnapped is no less timeless Following the dea [...]

    26. Martha on said:

      Robert Lewis Stevenson can spin a yarn, no doubt His writing is grand He is now on my list of favorite authors Treasure Island to read XT What a history lesson I learned reading Kidnapped I didn t know about The Forty Five , the Second Jacobite Rebellion of 1745 I don t remember any history lesson in school regarding the Jacobites and their struggle, and the Appin murder in Scotland In this edition I have, there is a good section of historical background regarding the rebellion that helped me tr [...]

    27. Sud666 on said:

      Robert Louis Stevenson wrote Kidnapped as a story that could be read to a child and that they would enjoy it This is absolutely true Kidnapped is a great story.It is the story of young David Balfour After his parents death he strikes out to find his inheritance Unfortunately, his Uncle on his father s side has other plans This begins the trials of young David as he is kidnapped on board of a ship sailing to the Americas On this ship he meets his traveling companion and erstwhile savior Alan Stew [...]

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