By Tess Maginess
Professor Tess Maginess, BA, MA, PhD, PFHEA, is the director of the Open Learning Programme at Queen's. Her field is literature. She has worked in adult education for over 20 years and has published books and articles on innovative education, literature and culture. She lives on the Tyrone-Armagh border, on the farm where she was born.
Robert Louis Stevenson’s Kidnapped is one of the most famous historical novels written. Many of you may have read it as children. But don’t worry if you have not. The class aims to be very accessible and enjoyable. The format of this class here will be a Powerpoint presentation with lots of links to related sites and also an accompanying lecture script.
In this class we will cover the following aspects of the novel:
This class comprises a Powerpoint presentation with video and a lecture script. The Presentation is divided into six sections:
At the end of Section 6, there are some reflective questions. After viewing the Powerpoint, you can go on to the lecture script which will give you more detail.
Editions of Kidnapped
Plot, Character and Point of View
Language and Style
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