Robert Louis Stevenson's Kidnapped is at once a rollicking adventure story and an earnest political allegory.
Orphaned and penniless, David Balfour sets out to find his last living relative, miserly and reclusive Uncle Ebenezer. But Ebenezer is far from welcoming, and David narrowly escapes being murdered before he is kidnapped and imprisoned on a ship bound for the Carolinas. When the ship is wrecked, David, along with the fiery rebel Alan Breck, makes his way back across the treacherous Highland terrain on a quest for justice. Through his powerful depiction of the two very different central characters - the romantic Breck and the rational Whig David - Stevenson dramatized a conflict at the heart of Scottish culture in the aftermath of the Jacobite rebellion, as well as creating an unforgettable adventure story.
Bath Treasury of Children's Classics are beautifully presented in a cloth bound cover, with distinctive coloured edges and ribbon bookmark.
Kidnapped, Robert Louis Stevenson
H: 22cm W: 16cm D: 2.3cm