Abduction Allusions, Definition, Citation, Reference, Information - Allusion to Abduction

  1. Balfour, David expecting inheritance, kidnapped by uncle. [Br. Lit.: Kidnapped]
  2. Bertram, Henry kidnapped at age five; taken from Scotland. [Br. Lit.: Guy Mannering]
  3. Bonnard, Sylvestre to save an orphan girl from cruel treatment, removes her from school by trickery and becomes her guardian. [Fr. Lit.: France The Crime of Sylvestre Bonnard in Magill II, 196]
  4. Cephalus carried off in lusting Aurora’s chariot. [Rom. Myth.: Hall, 36]
  5. Conway, Hugh kidnapped to the lamasery called Shangri-la. [Br. Lit.: Lost Horizon]
  6. Europa maiden carried off to Crete by Zeus in the form of a white bull. [Gk. Myth.: Benét, 327]
  7. Gilda abducted by Duke of Mantua’s courtiers. [Ital. Opera: Verdi, Rigoletto, Westerman, 299–300]
  8. Helen carried off by Paris, thus precipitating Trojan war. [Gk. Lit.: Iliad, Hall, 147]
  9. Hylas boy beloved by Heracles is carried off by the nymphs after he draws water from their fountain. [Gk. Myth.: Brewer Dictionary, 476]
  10. Lyudmilla princess carried off on her wedding night by the wizard Chernomor. [Russ. Poetry: Ruslan and Lyudmilla in Haydn & Fuller, 653]
  11. Prisoner of Zenda, The King of Ruritania is held captive in castle of Zenda. [Br. Lit.: The Prisoner of Zenda]
  12. Proserpina (Gk. Persephone) whisked away by lustful Pluto in chariot. [Rom. Lit.: Metamorphoses; Fasti; Art: Hall, 260]
  13. Raid of Ruthven James VI kidnapped for ten months by Protestant nobles (1582-1583). [Scot. Hist.: Grun, 258]
  14. Resurrection Men 1800s “body snatchers”; supplied cadavers for dissection. [Br. Hist.: Brewer Note-Book, 756]
  15. Sabine Women menfolk absent, Romans carry off women for wives. [Rom. Hist.: Brewer Dictionary, 948; Flem. Art: Rubens, “Rape of the Sabine Women”]
  16. virgins of Jabesh-gilead abducted by Israelites while dancing at Shiloh. [O.T.: Judges 21:12–24]