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Kidnapped

Robert Louis Stevenson

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Genres:

Classics

Description:

Published in 1886, the same year as Dr Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, Kidnapped is one of Stevenson's most enduringly popular novels. At its center is a historical event: the murder of Colin Campbell, the 'Red Fox' of Glenure in Scotland. David Balfour, whose father dies leaving him with nothing to live on, goes to live with a cruel and miserly uncle. The uncle attempts to have the boy killed and then has him kidnapped and taken to sea. The ship is wrecked and the novel follows David and and his friend Alan as they journey across the Highlands through numerous dangers including witnessing and becoming suspects in the murder of the Red Fox. Robert Louis Stevenson was born in Edinburgh, Scotland on November 13, 1850. Although he was expected to pursue his father's career as an engineer, he became a lawyer. He attended Edinburgh University where he also declared himself agnostic. Robert suffered from tuberculosis and during his trip to France he wrote An Inland Voyage (1879). Luis met Fanny Osbourne, an American, and married her in 1880 in California. During his extensive travels to find favorable climate, he wrote numerous essays, poems and romances. He overcame his illness in the Marquesas Islands in 1888. He died on the island of Samoa on Dec 3, 1894, where he had settled in 1890.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Ralph Cosham

Length:

6h 36m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Introduction
Introduction

00:10


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

08:54


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

09:57


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

13:21


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

15:17


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

12:07


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

09:25


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

13:43


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

09:39


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

16:13


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

12:21


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

07:50


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

15:39


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

10:31


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

17:00


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

14:50


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

13:43


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

10:18


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

14:06


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

11:34


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

16:30


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

13:17


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

14:35


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

15:40


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

19:16


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

12:45


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

19:33


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

15:07


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

13:41


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

12:01


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

07:00


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

00:12