Modern Library Classics

Kidnapped

or, The Lad with the Silver Button

Publisher: Modern Library
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.

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Introduction by Margot Livesey

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When I was growing up in Scotland, Robert Louis Stevenson was the first author whom I knew by name, and he remains the only one whom I can truthfully claim to have been reading all my life. From an early age, my parents read to me from A Child's Garden of Verses, and...
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“It’s a pacy, twisting story that appeals to all ages and across classes and cultures.”
– Ian Rankin