Kidnapped

by Robert Louis Stevenson | Literature & Fiction | This book has not been rated.
ISBN: 1853261173 Global Overview for this book
Registered by wingbuttonbrightwing of Raleigh, North Carolina USA on 4/11/2024
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Journal Entry 1 by wingbuttonbrightwing from Raleigh, North Carolina USA on Thursday, April 11, 2024
Kidnapped is a classic novel by Robert Louis Stevenson, first published in 1886. The story follows the adventures of young David Balfour as he is kidnapped and taken on a journey of self-discovery. Along the way, he meets a notorious pirate, Alan Breck, and together they face many dangers, including shipwreck and capture by the English. David learns the value of courage, friendship and loyalty as he fights to survive and reclaim his rightful inheritance. With unexpected twists and turns, Kidnapped is a thrilling tale of adventure and self-discovery.

Robert Louis Stevenson (1850-1894) was a Scottish author and poet whose works have become some of the most popular and enduring of all time. He is best known for the adventure novel Treasure Island, which he wrote in 1883 and has since been adapted into countless film and television versions. He has also written several other novels, including The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, Kidnapped, and The Master of Ballantrae.

Stevenson was born in Edinburgh, Scotland, and was educated at Edinburgh University. He began his career as a writer by writing essays and short stories for various magazines. His first major success came with the novel Treasure Island in 1883, which quickly became a bestseller and has since been adapted into numerous film and television versions. It has become an iconic part of popular culture and is considered a classic of adventure literature.

His most famous work is The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, first published in 1886. The novel tells the story of a doctor who creates two personalities, one good and one evil, through the use of a mysterious potion. It has become one of the most popular and influential works of gothic horror fiction in history. Stevenson was also a prolific travel writer, having visited many countries in his lifetime, including the United States, England, France, and Australia. He wrote several books about his travels, including An Inland Voyage, Travels with a Donkey, and The Silverado Squatters.

Stevenson was one of the most influential authors of his time, and his works have had a lasting impact on literature and popular culture. His works are still widely read and have been adapted into numerous films and television versions. His stories have been praised for their vivid and imaginative writing style, as well as their exploration of human nature and morality.

The legacy of Robert Louis Stevenson continues to this day. His works are part of the canon of classic literature, and his influence can be seen in countless works of fiction that have followed in his wake. He is remembered as one of the greatest writers of all time, and his works continue to enthrall readers of all ages.

I found this book on the discount shelves of a local used book store.

Journal Entry 2 by wingbuttonbrightwing at Deco Free Book Drop in Raleigh, North Carolina USA on Friday, April 12, 2024

Released 1 mo ago (4/12/2024 UTC) at Deco Free Book Drop in Raleigh, North Carolina USA

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