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DetailsIt took an epic journey to get back to where he started from…Arriving at his Uncle’s house, David Balfour expects a warm welcome, a hearty meal and friendly conversation.Instead he is jailed, kidnapped, lost at sea, falsely accused of murder and finds himself on the run with a smuggler called Alan Breck.All that David wants is to return to his Uncle’s home and exact revenge, but the path that leads him there will be fraught with terror and danger.Join David as he fights to survive on a desert island, and journeys through the wild Highlands of Scotland encountering notorious outlaws and other strange characters.Written by the author of Treasure Island (also published by Campfire), Kidnapped has enchanted readers since its first publication in 1886. Based on a true story, with characters modelled on real people, Kidnapped is the quintessential historical fiction adventure novel, delighting countless enthusiasts of this genre of literature.ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Robert Louis Stevenson was born in Edinburgh, Scotland, in 1850. The son of an engineer, Stevenson followed in his father’s footsteps by studying engineering and law at the University of Edinburgh. However, his passion for writing soon became more than a hobby, and he decided to pursue it on a full-time basis. This career choice initially upset his father, but Stevenson made a promise to complete his studies, and was admitted to the Scottish bar in 1875. Throughout his life, Stevenson was frequently in poor health, and he often travelled abroad in search of places with mild climates. He also wrote a number of essays detailing these trips. During one such journey to France, he met an American woman named Frances Osbourne, and later married her during a visit to California. Stevenson’s most famous work is the classic pirate tale Treasure Island, which was published in 1883. A fast-paced story of adventure, with mass appeal, it soon became popular across the world. Stevenson later created an infamous, but very intriguing, character in The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde, published in 1886. His adventure story Kidnapped, a tale of a young boy and a stolen inheritance, was also published in the same year. In 1887, Stevenson headed for America with his wife, stepson, and mother. He had become famous in New York, and received many attractive offers from various publishers. It was soon after this move that he took up his pen for The Master of Ballantrae, a novel which is considered one of his best works. Stevenson eventually settled with his family, on the island of Samoa, where he died at the age of 44 on 3rd December 1894. While best known for writing tales of action and adventure, Robert Louis Stevenson is also remembered as an accomplished poet and essayist.ABOUT THE ARTIST: Naresh Kumar- A resident of New Delhi, India. Naresh describes himself as a seeker who is continuously trying to learn as much as he can, and his art is an expression of his curiosity towards the world. A firm believer in humanity, Naresh brings an experienced hand to the drawing board, and his photo-realistic style captures the subtle emotions of hsi characters. His work features in a number of titles from Campfire, which include Robinson Crusoe, A Christmas Carol, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Frankenstein, Kidnapped, and Sinbad: The Legacy.ABOUT THE PUBLISHER: Campfire is to entertain and educate young minds by creating unique illustrated books that recount stories of human values, arouse curiosity in the world around us, and inspire with tales of great deeds of unforgettable people.
SKU Code PRK B 1159 Weight in Kg 0.0200 Brand Bookwomb Dispatch Period in Days 3 ISBN No. 9789380028088 Author Name ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON. Adapted by Mark Jones. Illustrated by Naresh Kumar. Publisher Name Campfire Graphic Novels