: Robert Louis Stevenson
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, Kidnapped is a historical fiction adventure novel by the Scottish author Robert Louis Stevenson. This work includes David Balfour and the sequel Catriona. Robert Louis Stevenson (1850–1894) was a Scottish novelist, poet, essayist, and travel writer. 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. Being Memoirs of the Adventures of David Balfour in the Year 1751. A young and naive but resourceful, whose parents have recently died and who is out to make his way in the world. How he was Kidnapped and Cast away; his Sufferings in a Desert Isle; his Journey in the Wild Highlands; his acquaintance with Alan Breck Stewart and other notorious Highland Jacobites; with all that he Suffered at the hands of his Uncle, Ebenezer Balfour of Shaws. As historical fiction, 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.