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Kidnapped By Robert Louis Stevenson

Kidnapped
by Robert Louis Stevenson

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This edition looks at the Scottish identity through Stevenson's novel. The duality of Scottish life - the mercantile, "respectable" Lowland Scot, as represented by Balfour, and the romantic, rebellious Highlander, Stewart - runs deep in the psyche and literature of Scotland.
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Kidnapped by Robert Louis Stevenson

This edition looks at the Scottish identity through the text of Stevenson's classic. The duality of Scottish life - the mercantile, "respectable" Lowland Scot, as represented by David Balfour, and the romantic, rebellious Highlander, Alan Breck Stewart - runs deep in the psyche and literature of Scotland. Although Stevenson claimed that "Kidnapped" was simply an adventure tale to while away the long winter evenings, the journey and experiences of the characters can be seen as a rite of passage. He questions both the values of the "civilized" Lowland society, and the sentimental view of the highlands portrayed by Sir Walter Scott and others. The topography of the novel is detailed in extensive notes, with a Scots glossary to supplement Stevenson's own.

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GOR000690620
Kidnapped by Robert Louis Stevenson
Robert Louis Stevenson
Penguin Classics S.
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Penguin Books Ltd
1994-10-27
272
0140434011
9780140434019
N/A
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