Kidnapped: being Memoirs of the Adventures of David Balfour in the Year 1751: How he was kidnapped and cast away; his sufferings in a desert isle; his journey in the West Highlands; his acquaintance with Alan Breck Steward and other notorious Highland Jacobites; with all that he suffered at the hands of his uncle, Ebenezer Balfour of Shaws, falsely so-called; written by himself and now set forth.
One of the great adventure stories of all time, Robert Louis Stevenson's Kidnapped is a fantastic early novel for burgeoning readers. 323 pages, softcover.
Format: Paperback Number of Pages: 352 Vendor: Puffin Publication Date: 2009 Dimensions: 7.00 X 5.00 (inches)
Young David Balfour, left in poverty when his father dies, goes to his uncle, Ebenezer, for assistance. He soon finds himself kidnapped and on board a ship, headed for a life of slavery. With the help of daring rebel Alan Breck, David escapes, only to get mixed up in a desperate adventure? suspected of murder and hunted across the Scottish moors.
Alexander McCall Smith is the author of more than fifty books, including the bestselling series The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency.