Kidnapped – Loyalty and Friendship
A Scottish Historical Adventure
author : Robert Louis Stevenson
illustrator : Louis Rhead
publisher : Harper & Brothers, New York
date : c1921
It was first published in the magazine Young Folks in 1886 and it was initially a success but after Stevenson’s death, it was criticized as being just “a boys novel”. Later it regained critical approval and won a place among classic young reader literature books.
“The full title of the book is Kidnapped: Being Memoirs of the Adventures of David Balfour in the Year 1751: 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.”