That said, the story is highly entertaining, the plot moves along reasonably well, and Stevenson does an excellent job of transporting the reader to Scotland's highlands in the mid-18th Century.
That said, the story is highly entertaining, the plot moves along reasonably well, and Stevenson does an excellent job of transporting the reader to Scotland's highlands in the mid-18th Century. 13 people found this helpful.
The Master of Ballantrae Robert Louis Stevenson. The Black Arrow Robert Louis Stevenson. The Master of Ballantrae: A Winter's Tale.
How he was kidnapped and cast away; his sufferings in a desert isle; his journey in the .
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 with a preface by mrs. stevenson.
Grade 6 Up-Kidnapped by Robert Louis Stevenson remains one of the classic coming-of-age stories for children and .
Grade 6 Up-Kidnapped by Robert Louis Stevenson remains one of the classic coming-of-age stories for children and young adults today. After the death of his father, David Balfour sets out to meet his uncle and claim his inheritance. This adventure takes him through the highlands of Scotland where he embarks upon a long journey back from treachery and deceit. The novel itself is a bit tedious in the original Scottish dialogue that Robert Louis Stevenson wrote with, but that's kind of the point and every character has a "lighter" or "thicker" accent depending on their education, class, social status. That alone makes the novel a work of art.
A cracking tale of low skulduggery and high adventure, Robert Louis Stevenson’s Kidnapped has enthralled generations of readers since its first publication in 1886. A book for thrill-seekers of all ages, this romp through Jacobite Scotland is a true classic. A delicately balanced book, expertly controlled, sharply focused, and written with an affectionate irony. It is perhaps the finest of Stevenson’s novels.
Robert louis stevenson. With a preface by mrs. While my husband and Mr. Henley were engaged in writing plays in Bournemouth they made a number of titles, hoping to use them in the future. Dramatic composition was not what my husband preferred, but the torrent of Mr. Henley’s enthusiasm swept him off his feet. However, after several plays had been finished, and his health seriously impaired by his endeavours to keep up with Mr. Henley, play writing was abandoned forever, and my husband returned to his legitimate vocation.
His books include Scott's Shadow: The Novel in Romantic Edinburgh (Princeton UP, 2007) and The Edinburgh Companion to James Hogg (with Douglas S. Mack) (Edinburgh UP, 2012). Series: Oxford Worlds Classics. Paperback: 256 pages.
Librivox recording of Kidnapped by Robert Louis Stevenson. Read by Mark F. Smith. David Balfour, a lad of seventeen and newly orphaned, is directed to go and live with his rich uncle, the master of the estate of Shaws in the lowlands of Scotland near Edinburgh. His uncle, Ebenezer (as close a miser as Dickens' Ebenezer Scrooge), is shocked to suddenly have his young relative descend on him and tries to rid himself of David with an arranged accident. Failing that, he pays the captain of a brig to kidnap David and sell him into slavery in Carolina. A collision in the fog brings onboard the.
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Easton press leather bound treasure island by robert louis stevenson nice book.