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An Fuadach: 304 pp; hardback; 978-1-909907-65-2
A Price on his Head, with the Red Coats on his Heels.
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 heels.
Stevenson’s Greatest Novel
Based on the infamous Appin Murder of 1752, An Fuadach or 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.
“Scéal maith eachtraíochta, ach tá téagar agus substaint ag baint leis.” Séamas Mac Annaidh, ‘Blas’ BBC Radio Ulster.
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