“It’s this way about a man and a woman, ye see, Davie: The weemenfolk have got no kind of reason to them. Either they like the man, and then a’ goes fine; or else they just detest him, and ye may spare your breath - ye can do naething...”
In Kidnapped, David Balfour, an orphaned young heir whose greedy uncle connives to do him out of his inherited fortune plots to have him seized and sold into slavery. David then finds himself fleeing for his life in the dangerous company of outlaw and suspected assassin Alan Stewart.
Catriona, written as a sequel to Kidnapped, finds David Balfour, who has recently managed to claim his inheritance from his treacherous uncle, fighting to clear the names of his best friends James and Alan, who have been unjustly implicated in a sensational killing.
In the process he meets the beautiful and daring Catriona Drummond, and finds that nothing will ever be the same again.
Catriona is a magnificent tale of love, peril, and political intrigue set amidst the stately grandeur of old Edinburgh.
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 Treasure Island is widely considered to be one of the top 100 novels of all time.