Kidnapped: Or, the Lad with the Silver Button (Paperback)

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By Robert Louis Stevenson, Barry Menikoff (Editor), Margot Livesey (Introduction by)
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A finely honed, stirring adventure about the orphan David Balfour, who is kidnapped by his villainous uncle and escapes through the Scottish highlands, only to become involved in the Scottish struggle for independence. This edition features a new introduction by Margot Livesey.

About the Author

Robert Louis (Balfour) Stevenson was a prolific Scottish poet and novelist in the 19th century. He was admired by many other authors, and his work includes The Black Arrow, Kidnapped, and The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. He died in 1894.

Barry Menikoff is a professor of English and American literature at the University of Hawaii and one of the world's leading authorities on Robert Louis Stevenson. He also edited the Modern Library Paperback Classics edition of "Kidnapped,"

MARGOT LIVESEY is the acclaimed author of the novels The House on Fortune Street, Banishing Verona, Eva Moves the Furniture, The Missing World, Criminals and Homework. Her work has appeared in The New Yorker, Vogue and The Atlantic, and she is the recipient of grants from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Guggenheim Foundation. The House on Fortune Street won the 2009 L.L. Winship/PEN New England Award. Livesey was born in Scotland and now now lives in the Boston area. She is a distinguished writer-in-residence at Emerson College. Visit her online at or on her Facebook page, or follow her on Twitter @MargotLivesey.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780375757259
ISBN-10: 0375757252
Publisher: Modern Library
Publication Date: July 10th, 2001
Pages: 432
Language: English
Series: Modern Library Classics (Paperback)