WEDNESDAY, November 5th at 7PM: Robert Louis Stevenson's KIDNAPPED Begins!

illustration for "Kidnapped" by NC Wyeth
Kidnapped is one of many adventure novels by the Scottish author Robert Louis Stevenson. Written as a "boys' novel" and first published in the magazine "Young Folks from May to July 1886," the novel has attracted the praise and admiration of writers as diverse as Henry James, Jorge Luis Borges, and Seamus Heaney.

It is set around 18th-century Scottish events, notably the "Appin Murder", which occurred near Ballachulish in 1752 in the aftermath of the Jacobite Rising. Many of the characters, and one of the principals, Alan Breck Stewart, were real people. The political situation of the time is portrayed from different viewpoints, and the Scottish Highlanders are treated sympathetically.

Caledonia Skytower presents selected adventures from this novel at Seanchai Library & Magicland throughout the month, beginning tonight live in Voice

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