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author: Robert Louis Stevenson

Supporting Material: Available

ISBN 9780706994773
For Age Group 11 - 12 Years
Pages 128
Weight 0.168 Kg
Binding Paperback
Trim Size 5.5*8.5 inches
List Price 175.00

Kidnapped, an adventure story set in Scotland of 1751, describes the ordeal of an orphan, David Balfour. David is tricked by his wicked uncle who arranges for him to be kidnapped and taken to America as a slave. Fortunately for David, the ship is wrecked on the Scottish coast. He escapes with the help of Alan Breck, a highlander who frequently travels secretly between Scotland and France. On their way back, the two falsely accused of being responsible for a murder, escape as fugitives and find adventure, treachery and friendship. R L Stevenson, weaves history and human emotion into high drama that makes Kidnapped one of his most memorable works.

About Author

Robert Louis Stevenson is well-known for his skill in the revelation of his characters and plot, and his deep insight into the psychological aspects of human nature. This quality can be seen in a number of his stories, particularly The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, where he deals with the subject of split personalities with great sensibility. This brilliant piece of fiction continues to captivate the readers even after a hundred years of its publication.

Born in Edinburgh in 1850, Robert Louis (originally Lewis) Balfour Stevenson was the son of a wealthy civil engineer. His father wanted him to follow his profession, but since he did not keep good health, he could not do so. He went to Edinburgh University to study for the bar, but gave up as he preferred a life of travel and freedom. His keen interest in mixing with the people of the city's lower strata made him encounter characters which he portrayed in his books. It was in France, in 1876, that he met Fanny Osbourne, his future wife, senior to him by ten years. Some of his published works were An Inland Voyage (1978) and Travels with a Donkey in the Cervennes (1879). In 1883, his first full-length fiction, Treasure Island; appeared and was a great success. Inspired by a dream he had, he wrote The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde in 1886. He died in 1894 due to a brain haemorrhage, while working on his unfinished work Weir of Hermiston

About the Series

This series carries an impressive list of well-known classics for children in the age group 7 to 14 years. The aim of the series is to inculcate in children the habit of reading. It offers children an opportunity to enjoy reading stories that form a part of the classics of English Literature crafted by great writers.

  • It includes carefully selected tales, fables, classics and autobiographies adapted and designed to suit young readers and encourage the reading habit in them
  • Fascinating tales of bravery, wit, wisdom, truth, justice and adventure inspire the right values in children, brought alive through illustrations
  • Includes vocabulary-building and comprehension exercises for better appreciation of literature
  • These are ideal for classrooms, libraries and personal collection

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