Kidnapped & Catriona
by Robert Louis Stevenson
TWO MUCH LOVED AND WORLD-RENOWNED CLASSICS FROM ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON, AND A GAZETTEER BY IAN NIMMO AND AN INTRODUCTION BY ALAN TAYLOR.
‘That delightful master of delicate and fanciful prose’ – Oscar Wilde
When Kidnapped first appeared in 1886 in a boys’ magazine called Young Folks, Stevenson was already renowned as an essayist, a poet and a writer of travelogues and fiction of rare inventiveness. He had started to write Kidnapped ‘partly as a lark, partly as a pot-boiler’. However, Kidnapped and its sequel Catriona, published in 1893, took him into new territory of imagination, romance and adventure, and to a worldwide audience. Of Catriona, Stevenson wrote that it was ‘nearer what I mean than anything I have ever done; nearer what I mean by fiction; the nearest thing before was Kidnapped’.
Suitable for ages 10+. Would appeal to older readers as well.
Paperback: 496 pages
Publisher: Polygon, an imprint of Birlinn Ltd., 2007
Product Dimensions: 13 x 3.3 x 19.7 cm