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 Author: Robert Louis Stevenson  Category: Adventure  Published: June 1, 1886  Language: English  File Size: 27.4 MB  Tags: AdventureClassicsFictionLiteraturenovelscotland |  Download PDF


Kidnapped by Robert Louis Stevenson explores the themes of adventure, justice, loyalty and friendship, and diversity of ethics.


It is the story of Davie’s struggle to claim his inheritance and find his place in the world. Alan Breck Stewart who is a loyal Scotsman who helps Davie claim his rightful place in the world.

A wanted man, Alan is on the run when he ends up on the boat with Davie, a move that changes both their destinies.

Famous Quotes:

“There are two things that men should never weary of, goodness and humility; we get none too much of them in this rough world among cold, proud people.”

“I have seen wicked men and fools, a great many of both; and I believe they both get paid in the end; but the fools first.”

“To be feared of a thing and yet to do it, is what makes the prettiest kind of a man.”

“I’ve a grand memory for forgetting,”

“But a word once spoken who can recapture it?”

“It’s a chief principle in military affairs to go where ye are least expected.”

“I cannot tell if I was more tired or more grateful. Both at least, I was: tired as I never was before that night; and grateful to Gd as I trust I have been often, though never with more cause.”

“No class of man is altogether bad, but each has its own faults and virtues.”

“And yet Alan had behaved like a child, and (what is worse) a treacherous child.”

“And life is all a variorum, at the best.”

“O, man, if you would only take one point of the compass and let me take any other, it would be the best for both of us.”

“There’s bad folk everywhere, and what’s far worse, weak ones.”