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|Additional Physical Format:||Print version:
Roberts, Kenneth Lewis, 1885-1957.
Hanover : University Press of New England, ©1996
|Material Type:||Fiction, Internet resource|
|Document Type:||Internet Resource, Computer File|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
Kenneth Lewis Roberts; Jack Bales; Richard H Warner
|ISBN:||9781611681628 1611681626 0585229511 9780585229515|
|Description:||1 online resource (xii, 373 pages) : illustrations, maps|
|Details:||Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.|
|Contents:||Preface / Richard Warner --
Going to the Sources for Historical and Literary Explanation / Philip N. Cronenwett --
pt. I. The Wreck of the Nottingham Galley. Captain John Deane and the Wreck of the Nottingham Galley / Richard Warner. The Jasper Deane Account (1711). The Langman Account (1711). The John Deane Account (Revis'd) (1726) --
pt. II. Kenneth Roberts and Boon Island. Kenneth Roberts and Boon Island: A Study of Historical and Literary Perception / Jack Bales --
Boon Island / Kenneth Roberts.
|Responsibility:||Kenneth Roberts ; edited by Jack Bales and Richard Warner.|
The men survived nearly a month of screeching gales, sub-freezing temperatures, and driving snowstorms. During their ordeal they resorted to cannibalism and were finally rescued after one of them made it ashore on a crude raft. Included here are contemporary accounts from crew members, offering dramatically different versions of the true-life traumatic event and a fascinating counterpoint to Roberts' fictionalized version.
A bestseller when published in 1956, Boon Island is a story of the ways that crisis can inspire the best - and worst - in human nature.