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  • Robert Louis Stevenson

    The attempt at murder failed. Risking everything to keep young David Balfour from his just inheritance,his wicked uncle has him kidnapped - comdemning his nephew to seven long years of slavery in the Carolinas. However, on the way David runs into one of the greatest characters in English Literature: Alan Breck Stuart. These two heroes band together and before he knows it, David finds himself embroiled in political intrigues that chase him across the wild Scottish...read more

  • Robert-Louis Stevenson

    Kidnapped is the story of sixteen-year-old David Balfour, an orphan, who after being kidnapped by his villainous uncle manages to escape and becomes involved in the struggle of the Scottish highlanders against English...read more

  • Robert Louis Stevenson

    When the naïve David Balfour sets out on his quest for a long-lost relative, a terrifying chain of events is set in motion. He is plunged into a world of infamy and violence from which there seems no escape, until, that is, he meets the enigmatic and valiant Highlander, Alan...read more

  • Robert Louis Stevenson

    In this spirited and romantic saga, a young heir named David Balfour is kidnapped and sold into slavery on a ship to the Carolinas. A few days into the voyage, a shipwreck throws David together with Alan Breck, a roguish Scotsman, and the two of them journey together in a thrilling escape to freedom across the wild Scottish Highlands. "A masterpiece."-Henry...read more

  • Robert Louis Stevenson

    Kidnapped by his scheming and wicked uncle, teenager David Balfour is forced to sail the high seas on the ship the Covenant. With the help of an unlikely friend, a Scotsman who is rebelling against English rule, David escapes. However, together they still face more danger before David can regain his stolen inheritance from his...read more

  • Robert Louis Stevenson

    Kidnapped by his scheming and wicked uncle, teenager David Balfour is forced to sail the high seas on the ship the Covenant. With the help of an unlikely friend, a Scotsman who is rebelling against English rule, David escapes. However, together they still face more danger before David can regain his stolen inheritance from his...read more

  • Robert Louis Stevenson

    Set in the aftermath of the Jacobite Rebellion of 1745, Kidnapped (1886) sustains a gripping narrative. It is told by David Balfour, a young Whig and Lowlander, who is tracked by his miserly uncle, survives attempted murder, kidnap and shipwreck and, in the company of Alan Breck, a Jacobite, escapes through the Highlands. Kidnapped is an adventure story in which the tensions run deep, not only between pursuer and pursued, but in ancient misunderstandings between the two heroes themselves: Whig and Jacobite, Lowland rationalist and romantic...read more

  • Robert Louis Stevenson

    Spirited, romantic, and full of danger, Kidnapped is Robert Louis Stevenson's classic of high adventure. Beloved by generations, it is the saga of David Balfour, a young heir whose greedy uncle connives to do him out of his inherited fortune and plots to have him seized and sold into slavery. But honor, loyalty, and courage are rewarded; the orphan and castaway survives kidnapping and shipwreck, is rescued by a daredevil of a rogue, and makes a thrilling escape to freedom across the wild highlands of Scotland. Acclaimed by Henry James as Robert Louis Stevenson's best novel, Kidnapped achieves what Stevenson called, "the particular crown and triumph of the artist...not simply to convince,...read more

  • Robert Louis Stevenson

    The abridged, downloadable audiobook edition of Robert Louis Stevenson's classic tale of adversity and adventure, Kidnapped. Brilliantly narrated by Robbie Coltrane, best-known for playing Hagrid in the Harry Potter films and Cracker. When young David Balfour's father dies and leaves him in poverty, he tracks down his Uncle Ebenezer to seek his inheritance. But his uncle is a mean, nasty man with a dark family secret. David finds himself in terrible danger when he is kidnapped and taken prisoner on board a ship bound for...read more

  • Robert Louis Stevenson

    When the naive David Balfour sets out on his quest for a long-lost relative, a terrifying chain of events is set in motion. He is plunged into a world of infamy and violence from which there seems no escape, until, that is, he meets the enigmatic and valiant Highlander, Alan Breck... Kidnapped is a captivating novel set around Scottish events of the 18th century, most notably the 'Appin Murder', the case of a highlander who was wrongly implicated in the shooting of a government...read more

  • Robert Louis Stevenson

    Kidnapped - written three years after Stevensons blockbuster hit Treasure Island - tells the story of David Balfour, a young Scot kidnapped by brigands during the Jacobite Rebellion who teams with master swordsman Alan Breck Stewart to cross battle-torn Scotland and claim his rightful inheritance. Kidnapped was well received and sold well during Stevensons lifetime. There have been about 21 movie and TV versions of the book made, most notably by Disney. A masterpiece.Henry James. One of the classic coming-of-age stories for children and young adults today.School Library...read more

  • Robert Louis Stevenson

    A marvelous depiction of two sides of South Sea Islands' life through three separate tales. One, the experience of the incoming British keen to live free and exploit the innocent; the other the supernatural as perceived by Stevenson working in the lives of the natives. One tale carries the germ of the story of Madame Butterfly, since become a part of Western culture. Another is an extraordinary retelling of a German horror story transposed to a South Sea Island setting. The last is an effort of the pure Stevensonian imagination and there can be nothing better. - Summary by TONY...read more

  • Robert Louis Stevenson

    As a young man, Stevenson wished to be financially independent and began his literary career by writing travelogues. This is his first published work, written at a time when travel for pleasure was still a rarity. He and a friend traveled by canoe through France and Belgium and he relates how they were thrown in jail, mistaken for traveling salesmen and became embroiled in gypsy life. - Summary by Lynne...read more

  • Edgar Allan Poe

    Gothic Tales Of Terror - Volume 8. This collection of short stories contains several gothic tales to bear macabre and chilling witness to writers as diverse as Mark Twain, Robert Louis Stevenson, Jerome K Jerome and Edgar Allan Poe. These tales are designed to unsettle you, just a little, as you sit back, and take in their words as they lead you on a walk to places you'd perhaps rather not visit on your own. Our stories are A Ghost Story by Mark Twain, Ollah by Robert Louis Stevenson, The Doctor's Story by Jerome K Jerome and Murders In The Rue Morgue By Edgar Allan Poe. These stories are read for you by many readers including Hubert Gregg and Stuart...read more

  • Mary Shelley

    Gothic Tales Of Terror - Volume 2. This collection of short stories contains several gothic tales to bear macabre and chilling witness to writers as diverse as Robert Louis Stevenson, Mary Shelley, HP Lovecraft and AM Burrage. These tales are designed to unsettle you, just a little, as you sit back, and take in their words as they lead you on a walk to places you'd perhaps rather not visit on your own. Our stories are The Body Snatcher by Robert Louis Stevenson, The Mortal Immortal by Mary Shelley, The Thing on the Doorstep by HP Lovecraft and Waxworks by AM Burrage. These stories are read for you by many readers including Ghizela Rowe, David Healy and Richard...read more

  • Robert Louis Stevenson

    LibriVox volunteers bring you 17 different recordings of Foreign Lands by Robert Louis Stevenson. This was the weekly poetry project for the week of April 22nd,...read more

  • Pyotr Tchaikovsky

    Family Prayer includes reading of the eponymous prayer followed by beautiful piano music based on original compositions of Pyotr Tchaikovsky. Piano composition includes: The Seasons, Les Saisons Op. 37a, January: At the Fireside. Performed by Anton...read more

  • Robert Louis Stevenson

    “Extreme busyness…is a symptom of deficient vitality; and a faculty for idleness implies a catholic appetite and a strong sense of personal identity.” What comforting words for the idle among us! Like many of the best essayists, Stevenson is very much the genial fireside companion: opinionated, but never malicious; a marvellous practitioner of the inclusive monologue. In this collection of nine pieces he discusses the art of appreciating unattractive scenery, traces the complex social life of dogs, and meditates in several essays upon the experience of reading literature and writing it. Perhaps his most personal passages concern death and mortality. Here we meet him at his most...read more

  • Robert Louis Stevenson

    Este relato de terror, dramatizado como audiolibro en español, convierte en verdadero placer el escuchar la lectura. Te aconsejamos que lo escuches en un viaje corto, paseando, o simplemente relajado, de forma atenta y en silencio. El doctor Fettes está bebiendo con sus amigos en una taberna, cuando se presenta alguien a quien hace años que no ve: otro médico llamado McFarlane, antiguo compañero suyo de estudios, que cursó con él la carrera de Medicina.Al mirarse, ambos recuerdan las experiancias que vivieron juntos, y en particular la forma irregular en que uno de sus profesores, el doctor Knox, se procuraba el material de investigación.En aquellos tiempos no existía la donación...read more

  • Robert Louis Stevenson

    Three men down on their luck in Tahiti agree to ship out on a vessel whose officers have died of smallpox. Their desperate venture inspires them to a further idea: they will steal the schooner and its cargo of champagne, sell them, and live a plentiful life. The thought is intoxicating... and so is the cargo, which they sample. Inattention nearly brings them to grief in a sudden storm. This sobering experience is followed by another - apparently the dead officers had a similar ambition! - and their dreams of riches vanish. Then, nearly out of provisions and deep in the heart of the Pacific where the chart shows no land - they happen on a small isle only hinted at in the records and never...read more