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Kidnapped (Penguin Classics)

2 Ratings: 3.5
A book by Robert Louis Stevenson

Grade 6 Up-Kidnapped by Robert Louis Stevenson remains one of the classic coming-of-age stories for children and young adults today. After the death of his father, David Balfour sets out to meet his uncle and claim his inheritance. This adventure takes … see full wiki

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Author: Robert Louis Stevenson
Publisher: Penguin Classics
2 reviews about Kidnapped (Penguin Classics)
review by . May 11, 2012
My miserly uncle
It is May 1886. Imagine yourself an avid reader of Britain's YOUNG FOLKS magazine. In recent years and months you have read there two fascinating novels by pseudonymous Captain George North -- now admitting himself to be 30-something Robert Louis Stevenson. First you read a serialized coming of age novel called TREASURE ISLAND and  just two months ago an historical romance of "old King Henry VI" called THE BLACK ARROW. By now you are pretty sure that in real life Captain …
review by . September 15, 2002
I had never read this one, even as a boy, and so I figured I had to make up for it in my mature years. Maybe that was my error! Although for the most part fast-paced and interesting, I did not find this a very moving or challenging tale and had a great deal of trouble remaining engaged with it. Recounting the vicissitudes of one David Balfour, a young man in rural Scotland who, on the death of his parents is sent off to claim his inheritance, we are taken, along with this David, into the presence …
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