The Kidnapped


The author, Robert Louis Balfour Stevenson, (13 November 1850 – 3 December 1894) was a Scottish novelist, poet, essayist, and travel writer. His most famous works are Treasure Island, Kidnapped, Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde, and A Child's Garden of Verses. Stevenson was a literary celebrity during his lifetime, and now ranks as the 26th most translated author in the world.

The kidnapped is a novel of historical adventure by that magician Scottish author, the novel was firstly published in Young Folks Journal of the Young’s Literature from May to July 1886, and published in a full book in the same year. The novel attracted the admiration and praises of various authors such as Henry James, Jorge Luis Borges, Hilary Mantle. Stevenson published a sequel entitled Catriona in 1893.

The novel revolves around real events in Scotland in the eighteenth century, especially the "crime of Abyan", which occurred following the Jacobite rebellion in 1745. The characters who are in the novel are real people, such as the main character Alan Breck Stewart. The political situation was then photographed from multiple perspectives, and the people of the highlands were mentioned in a sympathetically way.

The novel combines excitement, romance and adventure, loved by different generations. It is the epic of "David Balor" that little heir whose greedy uncle wants to cheat him to steal his inheritance. David Balfour is accused of being an accomplice to the crime of Abyan, where Colin Campbell was assassinated by an unknown agent in 1752. The novel includes real characters such as Alan Breck Stewart, Colin Roy Campbell, James Stewart, Clooney McPherson and Rob Roy McGregor. Henry James said that "This novel is the best novels of" Robert Louis Stevenson. "


The story of the kidnapped  confirms what "Stevenson" called as the great victory of the artist, is not just a victory, but the honor that the authors hope to get it. The novel has been quoted several times and in a number of media. Television and film copies were produced in 1938, 1948, 1960, 1971, 1978, 1986, 1995, 2005.

Marvel Elostredt published a photocopy between 2007-2008, by Roy Thomas and Mario Goli, who previously published Treasure Island. A four-part radio was written by Kathryn Cherkavska and the cast included David Rentol as David Balfour and Paul Young as Alan Burke Stewart was broadcasted on BBC Radio 4 in 1985. A new quote from two parts by Chris Dolan and the cast included Owen Whitelaw as David Balfour and Michael Nardon as Alan Break and also broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2016. [10]

The Kidnapped novel is 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 Wild Highlands; his acquaintance with Alan Breck Stewart 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 by Robert Louis Stevenson.»







The author, Robert Louis Balfour Stevenson, (13 November 1850 – 3 December 1894) was a Scottish novelist, poet, essayist, and travel writer. His most famous works are Treasure Island, Kidnapped, Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde, and A Child's Garden of Verses. Stevenson was a literary celebrity during his lifetime, and now ranks as the 26th most translated author in the world.

The kidnapped is a novel of historical adventure by that magician Scottish author, the novel was firstly published in Young Folks Journal of the Young’s Literature from May to July 1886, and published in a full book in the same year. The novel attracted the admiration and praises of various authors such as Henry James, Jorge Luis Borges, Hilary Mantle. Stevenson published a sequel entitled Catriona in 1893.

The novel revolves around real events in Scotland in the eighteenth century, especially the "crime of Abyan", which occurred following the Jacobite rebellion in 1745. The characters who are in the novel are real people, such as the main character Alan Breck Stewart. The political situation was then photographed from multiple perspectives, and the people of the highlands were mentioned in a sympathetically way.

The novel combines excitement, romance and adventure, loved by different generations. It is the epic of "David Balor" that little heir whose greedy uncle wants to cheat him to steal his inheritance. David Balfour is accused of being an accomplice to the crime of Abyan, where Colin Campbell was assassinated by an unknown agent in 1752. The novel includes real characters such as Alan Breck Stewart, Colin Roy Campbell, James Stewart, Clooney McPherson and Rob Roy McGregor. Henry James said that "This novel is the best novels of" Robert Louis Stevenson. "


The story of the kidnapped  confirms what "Stevenson" called as the great victory of the artist, is not just a victory, but the honor that the authors hope to get it. The novel has been quoted several times and in a number of media. Television and film copies were produced in 1938, 1948, 1960, 1971, 1978, 1986, 1995, 2005.

Marvel Elostredt published a photocopy between 2007-2008, by Roy Thomas and Mario Goli, who previously published Treasure Island. A four-part radio was written by Kathryn Cherkavska and the cast included David Rentol as David Balfour and Paul Young as Alan Burke Stewart was broadcasted on BBC Radio 4 in 1985. A new quote from two parts by Chris Dolan and the cast included Owen Whitelaw as David Balfour and Michael Nardon as Alan Break and also broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2016. [10]

The Kidnapped novel is 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 Wild Highlands; his acquaintance with Alan Breck Stewart 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 by Robert Louis Stevenson.»


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