The book includes the film series "Adventures of David Balfour" and a collection of "Island Nights' Entertainments".
In the novel "Kidnapped" young David Balfour, an orphan from a noble family of esquires and heir of an ancient castle, adult life starts with a meeting with meanness and treachery. Cruel orders of the English fleet, a collision with the warlike chiefs of the Scottish clans and Royal troops, a test of friendship, loyalty and separation from his beloved — so turns to David's legitimate desire to join the law of inheritance...
The main theme of the novel "Catriona" was the love of David Balfour to the beautiful and rebellious Catriona. The inspiration for the heroine gave Stevenson his own, a young love, and not a realized dream.
Island Nights' Entertainments (also known as South Sea Tales) is a collection of short stories by Robert Louis Stevenson, first published in 1893. It would prove to contain some of his final completed work before his death in 1894. It contains three stories: "The Beach of Falesa", "The Bottle Imp", "The Isle of Voices".
Table of Contents:
Preface to the Biographical Edition
1. I Set off Upon My Journey to the House of Shaws
2. I Come to My Journey’s End
3. I Make Acquaintance of My Uncle
4. I Run a Great Danger in the House of Shaws
5. I Go to the Queen’s Ferry
6. What Befell at the Queen’s Ferry
7. I Go to Sea in the Brig “Covenant” Of Dysart
8. The Round-House
9. The Man with the Belt of Gold
10. The Siege of the Round-House
11. The Captain Knuckles Under
12. I Hear of the “Red Fox”
13. The Loss of the Brig
14. The Islet
15. The Lad with the Silver Button: Through the Isle of Mull
16. The Lad with the Silver Button: Across Morven
17. The Death of the Red Fox
18. I Talk with Alan in the Wood of Lettermore
19. The House of Fear
20. The Flight in the Heather: The Rocks
21. The Flight in the Heather: The Heugh of Corrynakiegh
22. The Flight in the Heather: The Moor
23. Cluny’s Cage
24. The Flight in the Heather: The Quarrel
25. In Balquhidder
26. End of the Flight: We Pass the Forth
27. I Come to Mr. Rankeillor
28. I Go in Quest of My Inheritance
29. I Come into My Kingdom
Part I — The Lord Advocate
1. A Beggar on Horseback
2. The Highland Writer
3. I Go to Pilrig
4. Lord Advocate Prestongrange
5. In the Advocate’s House
6. Umquile the Master of Lovat
7. I Make a Fault in Honour
8. The Bravo
9. The Heather on Fire
10. The Red-headed Man
11. The Wood by Silvermills
12. On the March Again with Alan
13. Gillane Sands
14. The Bass
15. Black Andie’s Tale of Tod Lapraik
16. The Missing Witness
17. The Memorial
18. The Tee’d Ball
19. I Am Much in the Hands of the Ladies
20. I Continue to Move in Good Society
Part II — Father and Daughter
21. The Voyage into Holland
23. Travels in Holland
24. Full Story of a Copy of Heineccius
25. The Return of James More
26. The Threesome
27. A Twosome
28. In which I Am Left Alone
29. We Meet in Dunkirk.
30. The Letter from the Ship
AN ISLAND NIGHTS’ ENTERTAINMENT
The Beach of Falesa.
1. A South Sea Bridal.
2. The Ban.
3. The Missionary.
5. Night in the Bush.
The Bottle Imp.
The Isle of Voices.
AudioBook. Kidnapped by Robert Louis Stevenson