“Your life shall be like the hunted deer's.
Ye shall sleep with your hand upon your weapons.”
In Kidnapped, a young heir whose greedy uncle connives to do him out of his inherited fortune plots to have him seized and sold into slavery. David Balfour then finds himself fleeing for his life in the dangerous company of outlaw and suspected assassin Alan Stewart. Their unlikely friendship is put to the test as they dodge government troops across the Scottish Highlands. But honor, loyalty, and courage are rewarded: they survive and make a thrilling escape to freedom across the wild highlands of Scotland.
ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON (1850-1894) was a short-story writer, novelist, poet, and essayist. The author of such classics as Treasure Island, Kidnapped, and The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, Stevenson ranks among the finest and most translated authors in the world. His Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde is widely considered to be one of the top 100 short stories of all time.