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Kidnapped: Classics Illustrated

3.67 of 5 stars 3.67  ·  rating details  ·  9 ratings  ·  1 review
When young David Balfour is orphaned, he discovers some surprising truths about his family. His meeting with his uncle Ebenezer turns out to have disastrous consequences leading to kidnap and imprisonment on board a ship bound for the Carolinas. The voyage is full of incident and, after violent conflict and a shipwreck, David finds himself in a daredevil chase across the S ...more
ebook, 48 pages
Published April 1st 2012 by Trajectory Comics (first published April 1st 1948)
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I don't know if it's my bad memories from picking this out of a Scholastic book list at far too young an age to enjoy it, but this graphic novel version seems much more exciting than I remember the original being. But then again, that might be because most of my memories are of struggling through the complicated English of the era and all the nautical terminology. Regardless, this was a more ripping yarn for being condensed and (mostly) translated into modern English. (As noted in the ebook edit ...more
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Robert Louis (Balfour) Stevenson was a Scottish novelist, poet, and travel writer, and a leading representative of English literature. He was greatly admired by many authors, including Jorge Luis Borges, Ernest Hemingway, Rudyard Kipling and Vladimir Nabokov.

Most modernist writers dismissed him, however, because he was popular and did not write within their narrow definition of literature. It is o
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