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Kidnapped : Everyman's Library CHILDREN'S CLASSICS - Stevenson, Robert Louis

Kidnapped

Everyman's Library CHILDREN'S CLASSICS

Hardcover

Published: 6th October 1994
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First published as a serial in YOUNG FOLKS between May and July 1886 and now reprinted in an Everyman edition on the centenary of Stevenson's death. KIDNAPPED is an adventure story that has become the model for any thriller of escape and suspense. Set in 1751, the flight of David Balfour and Alan Breck across the Highlands of Scotland is based on real events. Through he wrote the book to make money, while living as an invalid in Bournemouth. Stevenson was proud of it; he inscribed a presentation copy with the couplet. Here is the one sound page of all my writing. The one I'm proud of and that I delight in. Rowland Hilder is famous for his paintings of the English countryside but his work in book illustration covered a much wider canvas. His drawing for KIDNAPPED were first published in 1930 and have undesevedly, been long out of print.

These inaugurate a new series of uniform classics, simplified so that little more than their bare essentials remain. Where there may be an excuse for a revision for young moderns of, say, the stilted quality of Defoe's Crusoe or a shortening of Kidnapped's lengthy descriptions - these are matters of individual taste. But it does seem that readers should be willing to take what the authors wrote originally. That case is strengthened by the bone-dryness of these revisions, all of which have been cut so extensively that little atmosphere remains, and the purpose-to introduce young readers to the classics-defeats itself. Attractive size and format and plentiful supplies of colored pictures make up for textual imperfections. Plastic covers. (Kirkus Reviews)

ISBN: 9781857159295
ISBN-10: 1857159292
Series: Everyman's Library CHILDREN'S CLASSICS
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 319
Published: 6th October 1994
Publisher: Everyman
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.2 x 15.7  x 2.5
Weight (kg): 0.61
Edition Number: 1