Robert Louis Stevenson Kidnapped

ISBN 13: 9780006913771

Kidnapped

3.78 avg rating
( 47,909 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780006913771: Kidnapped

Why buy our paperbacks?

  1. Standard Font size of 10 for all books
  2. High Quality Paper
  3. Fulfilled by Amazon
  4. Expedited shipping
  5. 30 Days Money Back Guarantee

BEWARE of Low-quality sellers

Don't buy cheap paperbacks just to save a few dollars. Most of them use low-quality papers & binding. Their pages fall off easily. Some of them even use very small font size of 6 or less to increase their profit margin. It makes their books completely unreadable.

How is this book unique?

  1. Unabridged (100% Original content)
  2. Font adjustments & biography included
  3. Illustrated

About Kidnapped by Robert Louis Stevenson

Kidnapped is a historical fiction adventure novel by Scottish author Robert Louis Stevenson, written as a "boys' novel" and first published in the magazine Young Folks from May to July 1886. The novel has attracted the praise and admiration of writers as diverse as Henry James, Jorge Luis Borges, Hilary Mantel,[1] and Seamus Heaney.[citation needed] A sequel, Catriona, was published in 1893. The novel is set around 18th-century Scottish events, notably the "Appin Murder", which occurred near Ballachulish in 1752 in the aftermath of the Jacobite rising of 1745. Many of the characters were real people, including one of the principals, Alan Breck Stewart. The political situation of the time is portrayed from different viewpoints, and the Scottish Highlanders are treated sympathetically.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

From the Publisher:

Robert Louis Stevenson always considered "Kidnapped," the tale of 17-year-old David Balfour's adventures in the remote islands and highlands of Scotland with renegade soldier Alan Breck Stewart, to be his greatest novel, but when the classic adventure tale was published in 1886, it was missing much of what its author held dear. His English publisher had excised many of the Scottish words and phrases he had used to evoke the suspense of the novel. From simple misreadings to deliberate revisions, subsequent printed editions represented major departures from Stevenson's handwritten text. Now Barry Menikoff has restored the author's language and punctuation, as well as the authentic Scots quality of his diction. In doing so, he has given readers a clearer picture of both Stevenson's skill as a storyteller and the novel's social and political context.

From the Inside Flap:

For the better part of a century "Kidnapped" has occupied an ambiguous position in literary and cultural studies. Its initial appearance in a weekly magazine called "Young Folks Paper," along with Stevenson's disingenuous comment that the novel had a diverting rather than a serious aim, have in effect trapped the book in the never-neverland of children's literature. Yet it is universally acknowledges as a classic of world literature and the novelist always considered it his finest achievement -- taken together with its sequel, "David Balfour," the best he was capable of in fiction. Now, for the first readers can plainly see why Stevenson placed his story of David Balfour on so high a pedestal. Drawing on the unique autograph manuscript in California's Huntington Library, Professor Barry Menikoff faithfully reproduces the text as Stevenson originally wrote it, restoring the punctuation (of which the novelist was a master) and recovering the distinctive and often singular language that had been altered or deleted. The effect is to deepen and illuminate the Scottish texture of the novel. For a book so embedded in Scottish history as "Kidnapped," so revelatory of its fierce loyalties and violent enmities, the discovery that Stevenson was even more nationalistic than we had known comes at an opportune moment, with the opening of the new Scottish parliament. This handsome new edition of a novel whose avowed purpose was the recovery of an important part of Scots history reproduces for the first time the original drawings that accompanied the text during its serialization in "Young Folks." Professor Menikoff's substantial introduction situates the book in its cultural context, and enables us to see why Stevenson's contemporaries were both entranced and awed by his achievement. And in his extensive notes to the novel he reveals Stevenson's enormous prestige as an authority on language, both English and Scots, for "Kidnapped" was widely drawn upon as a reference by lexicographers for the "Oxford English Dictionary" and the "Scottish National Dictionary." Finally, for a tale that charts the "wanderings" of David Balfour over the land and seas of Scotland, this edition is the first to provide a gazetteer of place-names encountered during the course of those travels.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Stevenson, Robert Louis
Published by Collins (1987)
ISBN 10: 0006913776 ISBN 13: 9780006913771
Used Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Reuseabook
(Stroud, GLOS, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Collins, 1987. Paperback. Book Condition: Used; Very Good. Dispatched, from the UK, within 48 hours of ordering. Though second-hand, the book is still in very good shape. Minimal signs of usage may include very minor creasing on the cover or on the spine. Bookseller Inventory # CHL2085592

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
US$ 1.70
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 2.23
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Robert Louis Stevenson
Published by HarperCollins Publishers (1987)
ISBN 10: 0006913776 ISBN 13: 9780006913771
Used Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Better World Books
(Mishawaka, IN, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description HarperCollins Publishers, 1987. Book Condition: Good. N/A. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Bookseller Inventory # GRP75391159

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
US$ 5.05
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Robert Louis Stevenson
Published by Collins 31/12/1987 (1987)
ISBN 10: 0006913776 ISBN 13: 9780006913771
Used Quantity Available: 2
Seller
Fun_Meister
(Wallingford, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Collins 31/12/1987, 1987. Book Condition: used-good. Will be shipped promptly from UK warehouse. Book is in good condition with no missing pages, no damage or soiling and tight spine. There may be some dog-eared pages showing previous use but overall a great book. Bookseller Inventory # 9053-9780006913771

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
US$ 3.60
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 1.53
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Robert Louis Stevenson
Published by Collins 31/12/1987 (1987)
ISBN 10: 0006913776 ISBN 13: 9780006913771
Used Quantity Available: 1
Seller
AwesomeBooks
(Wallingford, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Collins 31/12/1987, 1987. Book Condition: Good. This book is in good or better condition. It has no tears to the pages and no pages will be missing from the book. The spine of the book is still in great condition and the front cover is generally unmarked. It has signs of previous use but overall is in really nice, tight condition. Shipping is normally same day from our UK warehouse. We offer a money back guarantee if you are not satisfied. Bookseller Inventory # 9053-9780006913771

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
US$ 3.66
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 1.53
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Robert Louis Stevenson
Published by Collins 31/12/1987 (1987)
ISBN 10: 0006913776 ISBN 13: 9780006913771
Used Quantity Available: 1
Seller
AwesomeBooks
(Wallingford, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Collins 31/12/1987, 1987. Book Condition: Very Good. This book is in very good condition and will be shipped within 24 hours of ordering. The cover may have some limited signs of wear but the pages are clean, intact and the spine remains undamaged. This book has clearly been well maintained and looked after thus far. Money back guarantee if you are not satisfied. See all our books here, order more than 1 book and get discounted shipping. . Bookseller Inventory # 7719-9780006913771

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
US$ 3.66
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 1.53
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

Robert Louis Stevenson
Published by Collins 31/12/1987 (1987)
ISBN 10: 0006913776 ISBN 13: 9780006913771
Used Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Bahamut Media
(Reading, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Collins 31/12/1987, 1987. Book Condition: Very Good. Shipped within 24 hours from our UK warehouse. Clean, undamaged book with no damage to pages and minimal wear to the cover. Spine still tight, in very good condition. Remember if you are not happy, you are covered by our 100% money back guarantee. Bookseller Inventory # 6545-9780006913771

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
US$ 1.00
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 4.82
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

Robert Louis Stevenson
Published by Collins 31/12/1987 (1987)
ISBN 10: 0006913776 ISBN 13: 9780006913771
Used Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Bahamut Media
(Reading, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Collins 31/12/1987, 1987. Paperback. Book Condition: Good. Shipped within 24 hours from our UK warehouse. Clean, undamaged book with no damage to pages and minimal wear to the cover. Spine still tight, in good condition. Remember if you are not happy, you are covered by our 100% money back guarantee. Bookseller Inventory # 2341-9780006913771

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
US$ 1.00
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 4.82
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

8.

Robert Louis Stevenson
ISBN 10: 0006913776 ISBN 13: 9780006913771
Used Quantity Available: 1
Seller
JULIES BOOKSHOP
(Consett, CO D, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Bookseller Inventory # SKU-3868346

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
US$ 3.21
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.82
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

9.

Robert Louis Stevenson
ISBN 10: 0006913776 ISBN 13: 9780006913771
Used Quantity Available: 1
Seller
*BIG BANG BOOKS*
(Durham, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Bookseller Inventory # SKU-3868346

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
US$ 3.42
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.82
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

10.

Robert Louis Stevenson
ISBN 10: 0006913776 ISBN 13: 9780006913771
Used Quantity Available: 1
Seller
MegaBooksUK
(Wolsingham, A, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Bookseller Inventory # SKU-3868346

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
US$ 3.44
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.82
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book