Catriona

Catriona

by Robert Louis Stevenson

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Overview

Catriona is the sequel to Kidnapped and one of Stevenson's own favorites. He considered it his "high water mark," saying he would "never do a better book."

We rejoin David Balfour, who, no sooner than he's back in his Edinburgh estate, gets caught up in the aftermath of the Appin murder. He knows the accused man is innocent and plans to testify, but is waylaid by adventure, during the course of which he falls in love with the Rob Roy Macgregor's granddaughter, Catriona. Obstacles plague Balfour, but the struggle is the story. We give nothing away by saying it ends on a hopeful note.

"A great adventure, a touching love story." (B-O-T Editorial Review Board)

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9783843094535
Publisher: Hofenberg
Publication date: 09/25/2015
Pages: 254
Product dimensions: 5.83(w) x 8.27(h) x 0.58(d)

About the Author

Robert Louis Stevenson (eigentlich Robert Levis Balfour Stevenson) wurde am 13.11.1850 in Edinburgh geboren. Der Vater war Leuchtturmbaumeister, das wollte auch der Sohn werden. Er hatte jedoch ein Lungenleiden und studierte daher Jura von 1871-1875. Er arbeitete jedoch nicht als Rechtsanwalt sondern wurde freier Schriftsteller, vergeblich ein Klima suchend, das sein Lungenleiden heilte. Seit 1888 lebte er auf Samoa, wo er bei den Eingeborenen in hohem Ansehen stand. Er starb am 03.12.1894 im Haus Vailima bei Apia (Westsamoa).

Date of Birth:

November 13, 1850

Date of Death:

December 3, 1894

Place of Birth:

Edinburgh, Scotland

Place of Death:

Vailima, Samoa

Education:

Edinburgh University, 1875

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