Robert Louis Stevenson - Catriona (2nd Hand Hardback)
ISBN / GTIN-13 : 0550204520
Catriona: A sequel to "Kidnapped" : being memoirs of the further adventures of David Balfour at home and abroad.
Written in 1893, 'Catriona' is the sequel to the highland adventure 'Kidnapped', and follows the further adventures of its hero, David Balfour. After arranging a safe passage to France for his comrade Alan Breck Stewart, David tries to clear their names of involvement in the murder of Colin Campbell of Glenure, the 'Red Fox'.
The political complexities and intrigue surrounding the 'Appin murder' make Davidʼs situation appear hopeless as he tries to find a path that will both save Alan Breck and James of the Glens, and keep his own neck out of the hangman's noose. With his life again in danger, the only person he can trust is Catriona, the daughter of the treacherous James More.
Part adventure, part romance, and filled with atmospheric and evocative descriptions of old Edinburgh and the surrounding area, Stevenson considered 'Catriona' to be one of his finest works.
- Format : Standard 2nd Hand Hardback with Dust Jacket
- Condition : Good (For it's age - some very minor marks to dust jacket and some very, very slight tanning)
- Category : Fiction - Classics
- Published : 1893 (This Edition 1980 - Chambers Centenary Edition)
- ISBN : 0550204520 / 9780550204523
- SKU : B003066
- PPC : SP500gm
- RRP : Clipped
- Quantity Available : 1 only.
Maroon cloth hardboards, embossed with gold lettering.
"The politics of the age are familiar to me . . . this is seven or so years after "The Rising" (1745) and the bloody battle of Culloden, when Scotland and its proud highlanders were slammed into submission by the British armed forces and monarchy. These events would colour Scots history for hundreds of years. There are a handful of heroic figures being prosecuted by the Brits, and David wants to bear testimony in favour of saving them. Into this intrigue comes the heavily impeded romance with Catriona." - Amazon Review.
"Persistence is rewarded however and once our proud but naive hero is striking across country and getting captured, first (his heart) by the beautiful Catriona Drummond and then his person by forces determined to prevent him giving evidence at the murder trial in Inverary, the story becomes a rollicking good read." - Goodreads Review.
Robert Lewis (later: “Louis”) Balfour Stevenson was born in Edinburgh on 13 November 1850. His father Thomas belonged to a family of engineers who had built many of the deep-sea lighthouses around the rocky coast of Scotland. His mother, Margaret Isabella Balfour, came from a family of lawyers and church ministers. In 1857 the family moved to 17 Heriot Row, a solid, respectable house in Edinburgh’s New Town.
At the age of seventeen he enrolled at Edinburgh University to study engineering, with the aim - his father hoped - of following him in the family firm. However, he abandoned this course of studies and made the compromise of studying law. He “passed advocate” in 1875 but did not practice since by now he knew he wanted to be a writer. In the university’s summer vacations he went to France to be in the company of other young artists, both writers and painters. His first published work was an essay called “Roads”, and his first published volumes were works of travel writing.
Featured Author . . . Robert Louis Stevenson
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