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The story follows the adventures of the protagonist, David Balfour, a young man who sets out to claim his inheritance from his recently deceased father. David travels to the Scottish town of Cramond to meet his uncle, Ebenezer Balfour, who is the executor of his father's estate. However, David quickly discovers that his uncle is a greedy and treacherous man who has arranged to have David kidnapped and sold into slavery in the American colonies. Stevenson's writing style is characterized by its humor, wit, and strong sense of adventure, making David Balfour an engaging and entertaining read for audiences of all ages. The novel is a classic of Scottish literature and a must-read for anyone who loves historical adventure stories.
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About the Author
Barry Menikoff, author of Narrating Scotland (2005), is Professor Emeritus at The Universityof Hawai'i at Mānoa.
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