Two of the world's greatest adventure classics in one parcel: Oileán an Órchiste (Treasure Island) and An Fuadach (Kidnapped) by Robert Louis Stevenson. Two novels that bring us from athe murder of the Red Fox in the Scottish Highlands to Long John Silver and a pirate treasure. Both books are brimming with suspense — you won't leave them down!
Oileán an Órchiste
Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson is one of the best known adventure novels ever written. This exciting and atmospheric story tells of treasure maps, mutiny, buccaneers, pirate gold, and of Jim Hawkins, a boy in his teens who puts to sea under the spell of the one-legged charming scoundrel Long John Silver.
This beautiful translation and abridged for modern-day readers by Darach Ó Scolaí is accompanied by NC Wyeth's renowned Illustrations from the 1911 edition.
Kidnapped by Robert Louis Stevenson is one of the best known adventure novels ever written. This is the exciting story of David Balfour, a young man whose uncle Ebeneazer wishes to kill and to steal his inheritance. Through his friendship with Jacobite swordsman Alan Breck Steward he escapes the fate his uncle had in store for him - only to find that he must cross the Scottish Highlands in the company of a rebel who has a price on his head, with the red coats on their hells.
Kidnapped is widely recognised as Stevenson's greatest novel, and was referred to by Henry James as ' the particular crown and triumph of the artist'..
This beautiful translation and abridged for modern-day readers by Darach Ó Scolaí is accompanied by NC Wyeth's renowned Illustrations from the 1913 edition.
Rugadh Robert Louis Balfour Stevenson ar an 13 Samhain 1850 i nDún Éideann na hAlban. Ba úrscéalaí, file, agus scríbhneoir taistil a bhí ann. Bhain sé cáil amach mar scríbhneoir lena bheo, agus áirítear anois é ar dhuine de na scríbhneoirí is mó a bhfuil aistriúchán déanta ar an shaothar. Bhí an tsláinte go dona aige i gcaitheamh a shaoil agus, dá bharr sin, in 1890 chuaigh sé go Samó san Aigéan Ciúin le cur faoi, agus ba ann a bhásaigh sé ar an 3 Nollaig 1894 in Vailima, Samó.
Ar a shaothar tá Oileán an Órchiste (Treasure Island), A Child's Garden of Verses, An Fuadach (Kidnapped), agus The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. Tá Oileán an Órchiste (aist. Darach Ó Scolaí, 2013) agus An Fuadach (aist. Leon Ó Broin, 1931; Darach Ó Scolaí, 2016), ar fáil i nGaeilge. In ainneoin an neamairt a rinneadh ina shaothar sa 20 hAois, aithnítear anois é ar dhuine de mhórscríbhneeoirí an Domhain.