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The Essential Robert Louis Stevenson Volume Two - The Master of Ballantrae Kidnapped and In the South Seas - cover

The Essential Robert Louis Stevenson Volume Two - The Master of Ballantrae Kidnapped and In the South Seas

Robert Louis Stevenson

Publisher: Open Road Media

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Two historical adventure novels from the author of Treasure Island, as well as a rare travel memoir of his experiences in the Pacific Islands.The Master of Ballantrae: In this tragic tale of a family divided by the eighteenth-century Jacobite rising, two brothers join opposing sides of the conflict. The story follows their epic rivalry from Scotland to the high seas and the American wilderness.Kidnapped: This adventure novel, inspired by true events in eighteenth-century Scotland, tells the tale of young David Balfour—who is betrayed by his uncle and kidnapped onto a ship, and survives shipwreck with his friend, the famous Jacobite Alan Breck Stewart.In the South Seas: In the 1890s, Robert Louis Stevenson chartered a ship to the Pacific Islands and recorded his experiences and observations. This autobiography of his journey offers a rare window into the author’s real, adventurous life.

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