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Book - “Kidnapped: Being, The Adventures of David Balfour”
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Title: Book - “Kidnapped: Being, The Adventures of David Balfour”
Identifier: 979.6.1332
Donor: Geoffrey Sayers
Item Date: 1886
Creation Date: 2011
Location: Benares Historic House

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Description: A red leather covered book entitled "Kidnapped". The front has "RLS" embossed with gold letters. The edges of the pages are gilt.

Robert Louis (Balfour) Stevenson (November 13, 1850 - December 3, 1894), was a Scottish novelist, poet, and travel writer, and a leading representative of Neo-romanticism in English literature. He was greatly admired by many authors, including Jorge Luis Borges, Ernest Hemingway, Rudyard Kipling and Vladimir Nabokov. Most modernist writers dismissed him, however, because he was popular and did not write within their narrow definition of literature. It is only recently that critics have begun to look beyond Stevenson's popularity and allow him a place in the Western canon. He prepared for a law career but never practiced. He travelled frequently, partly in search of better climates for his weak lungs (possibly due to tuberculosis), which contributed to his death at age 44.
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