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Author: Robert Louis Stevenson
Number of pages: 216
Publication Date: 0000-00-00
Description: Despite its age, this book still thrills readers, adults and children alike. It is said that Robert Louis Stevenson was one of the creators of the thriller genre, and KIDNAPPED doesn't fail to thrill. It is the story of David Balfour, a young man who has recently lost his father. He receives instructions to go the house of his uncle, and he is surprised to find that his uncle is a rich manor lord. He comes to find out that the manor rightfully belongs to him, but before he can make a claim, his uncle has David knocked out, and put aboard a ship to be sold into slavery in the Carolinas. The adventure builds from there.
Many people have the impression that this is a book for children, but I believe that readers of all ages can enjoy it. In fact, some scenes may be a bit much for children. I was really amazed to read the scene of the sword battle on the ship. At the end of the battle, the floor of the cabin is covered with human blood sloshing back and forth with the movement of the ship.
It's a very exciting book and I hightly recommend it.
Tags: Classics, robert louis stevenson, adventure/thriller