Wednesday, August 12, 2009


by Robert Louis Stevenson

Kidnapped is a fast-paced adventure made all the more interesting by its historical background: many of the characters in the book are actual figures from Scottish history. This is an easy read, but modern readers would do well to seek out an edition that has both explanatory notes for the Scots terminology and a map; a brief review of 18th-century Jacobite history would also be helpful in understanding the book. [If you liked this title, you might also enjoy Treasure Island, also by Robert Louis Stevenson.]

[Kidnapped is available in a number of different editions and formats. This link should take you to a list of all variations of Kidnapped in our catalog.]

[ Wikipedia page for the novel Kidnapped ]

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