Kidnapped Resources & Further Study

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Allen, Walter. The English Novel. New York: E. P. Dutton, 1958. A general history of the English novel, with a brief section placing Stevenson in the mainstream of the form.

Bowyer, John Wilson, and John Lee Brooks. The Victorian Age: Prose, Poetry, Drama. New York: AppletonCentury-Crofts, 1954. An anthology that contains a dense and informative introduction to Stevenson and his works.

Daiches, David. Robert Louis Stevenson and His World. London: Thames and Hudson, 1973. Probably the best biography, it is detailed and thorough, with sound literary judgments.

Eigner, Edwin M. Robert Louis Stevenson and Romantic Tradition. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1966.

Places Stevenson in the tradition of romanticism and examines several of his themes. It draws a number of fascinating parallels between Kidnapped and Huckleberry Finn.

Furnas, J. C. Robert Louis Stevenson and the Voyage to Windward. New York: Sloane, 1951. A somewhat idealized but useful biography.

Kiely, Robert. Robert Louis Stevenson...

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Beacham's Encyclopedia of Popular Fiction and Beacham's Guide to Literature for Young Adults
Kidnapped from Beacham's Encyclopedia of Popular Fiction and Beacham's Guide to Literature for Young Adults. ©2005-2006 Thomson Gale, a part of the Thomson Corporation. All rights reserved.