Robert Louis Stevenson (1850-1894) was a Scottish novelist, poet, travel writer, and essayist. He was a celebrity during his lifetime for works like "Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde" and "Treasure Island". Now he is one of the most translated authors in the world. "Kidnapped" is a historical fiction adventure novel set around real eighteen century events in Scotland, the "Appin Murder," which occurred in the aftermath of the Jacobite rising of 1745. Many of the characters like Alan Breck Stewart are real people lived during that period. The plot revolves around the adventures of David, how he was kidnapped and cast away on a desert isle, his journey in the wild highlands and the meeting with Highland Jacobites.