When the ship carrying him to indentured servitude in America is wrecked off the Highlands, the young man teams up with a Jacobite adventurer, and they set out on a dangerous trek across Scotland to confront the uncle. Kidnapped has 3 reviews and 2 ratings. David's life takes a turn for the better when the ship crashes into another boat and sinks it and they have to rescue the only survivor, Alan Breck. It may be seen as a simple narrative, but I think that is a strength and not a weakness. David follows his father's instructions and meets his uncle Ebenezer - an awkward person that conceals more than he tells David about his family. The Library is open by reservation only for use of computers, effective Nov. 18. It is set in 18th century Scotland, around the time of the Appin Murder. 'The story was quite fast paced and the sword fighting is described very well', Robert Louis Stevenson, Kidnapped (Penguin Classics). Fans of 19th century fiction, and of adventure fiction, While the above description suggests, misleadingly, that all of protagonist David Balfour's adventures take place on the "high seas" (he only gets as far as the treacherous coastal waters of his native Scotland, and the great majority of the story takes place on land), the rest of it is pretty apt. David feels safe - and suddenly he'. The St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office will host a Prescription Drug Take Back Program on Nov. 21 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thankfully, it doesn't matter to me since I read it once long ago. The program will take place at office headquarters, located at 260 Judge Edward Dufresne Parkway in Luling. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. As for the book itself, Kidnapped is pretty basic despite its title being only a small fraction of its plot. What did you think? Its about a young teenager named David in the mid 18th century seeking his inheritance after his father dies. Set a few years after Bonnie Prince Charlie's failed rebellion, it tells the tale of a orphaned heir, kidnapped at the behest of a scheming uncle. This is absolutely true. I missed a lot as a youngster. If asked, I suspect most people would regard Kidnapped as an adventure story for boys -- and, in a sense, it is. Jen’s Thoughts: Unlike Book Worm, I did not particularly enjoy this book but I gave it 3 stars because Stevenson is a good writer. I didn't think much of it then, but I found myself liking it better this time through. Kidnapped does a lot, but if it went more in depth with a few of the main points, it could have been a little more fascinating. Keep reading to see what we thought of Kidnapped. Browsing the collection is not allowed. Of course, partly because of the short length of the book, the action moves at a pretty quick pace that was sometimes difficult to follow (which may also be an artifact of the time when it was written). A great historical novel, with lots of adventure. Non 1001 Book Review: The Power Naomi Alderman, Follow The Reader's Room on WordPress.com, Booker Shortlist 2020: The Shadow King by Maaza Mengiste, Booker Shortlist 2020: Shuggie Bain by Douglas Stuart. On his expedition, however, he witnesses a murder for which he is mistakenly charged. You are seventeen Mr. David Balfour, alone in the world of 1751, in troubled Scotland, a futile bloody revolt was crushed a few years ago, by England, the parents are no more, father never spoke about his family, or the distant past , the poor, quiet introvert, a widowed school master, of the lowlands, has left his good, loving son a... "I have seen wicked men and fools, a great many of both, and I believe they both get paid in the end, but the fools first.". ( Log Out /  I know nothing of the Scottish history of the period and yet understood the historical background pefectly. I prefer Treasure Island and Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, the first because I read it to my sons, and the second because it was so much more than a horror story. A sequel, Catriona, was published in 1893. David's companion however is a real historical figure connected to a mysterious murder that really happened in Scotland in 1752. The political situation of the time is portrayed from multiple viewpoints, and the Scottish Highlanders are treated sympathetically. He enjoys writing, cross-country, jiu jitsu, and technology troubleshooting. This is a must read for anyone and everyone. A strange and difficult friendship is born, as their adventures begin. Tricked by the uncle who has stolen his inheritance, young David Balfour is kidnapped and bound for America. ★★★★★ wow I loved this book I am now out recommending it to all my friends, will keep to re read even though I have banned re reads. Of course, perhaps my preferences are tainted by modern literature and the almost over-explanation of situations and scenarios. His uncle is a miserly, unpopular old man who does not make David feel at all welcome. David feels safe - and suddenly he's sold to a ship bringing convicts to America. The title is deceptive - the actual abduction, an act of insidious treachery, is only a very small part of the actual meat of the book's narrative and instead, it is what follows that single travesty that gives the novel no. Want to try it for yourself? As for the book itself, Kidnapped is pretty basic despite its title being only a small fraction of its plot. I didn’t feel emotionally invested in the fate of David and I felt annoyed at the somewhat meandering plot to finally get to the point where David returns to his uncle. Even despite its short length, a lot happens in Kidnapped. Bourgeois in District 7-5A competition Friday night. That makes him one of the most consistent authors I know of. It can be beautiful in its way, but you often forget it's there in favor of more popular destinations with more color and pizzazz. ★★★ this was an enjoyable way to pass the time not great not horrendous The hero's friend is both good and bad together. ★★★★ really enjoyed this book there was something about it that made me think Robert Louis Balfour Stevenson was a Scottish novelist, poet, and travel writer, and a leading representative of English literature. You can find a copy here: Kidnapped. Character lessons abound, especially for young David. 5 stars, primarily for the audio book. So far it is awesome! Things take a dramatic turn when the ship hits a smaller boat and the survivor of this encounter, Alan, is bought onboard. Web page addresses and e-mail addresses turn into links automatically. I found the plot engaging and the descriptions of historical and geographical backgrounds interesting and colourful. Tyler Lirette recently completed his junior year in the academically gifted program at Hahnville High.