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Published by The Folio Society, London, 1987. The book is in very good condition, with pictorial covers of a nautical scene. Black and white illustrations throughout text by Annie Newnham and an introduction by Frank Delaney. The book sits within a blue slipcase which has some minor bumps or marks.


Kidnapped is a historical fiction adventure 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, and Hilary Mantel. The narrative is written in English with some dialogue in Lowland Scots, a Germanic language that evolved from an earlier incarnation of English.


Kidnapped is set around real 18th-century Scottish events, notably the Appin murder, which occurred in the aftermath of the Jacobite rising of 1745. Many of the characters are real people, including one of the principals, Alan Breck Stewart. The political situation of the time is portrayed from multiple viewpoints, and the Scottish Highlanders are treated sympathetically.


A sequel, Catriona, was published in 1893.


Kidnapped by Robert Louis Stevenson

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