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Boon Island : including contemporary accounts of the wreck of the Nottingham Galley

Author: Kenneth Lewis Roberts; Jack Bales; Richard H Warner
Publisher: Hanover : University Press of New England, ©1996.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This classic tale of shipwreck and survival is reprinted in a new edition, with essays that provide a historical perspective and trace the sources from which Kenneth Roberts (1885-1957) drew his tale. A native Mainer, Roberts, whose historical novels include Northwest Passage and Arundel, was intrigued by the story of the December 1710 wreck of the Nottingham. After running aground a dozen miles offshore, the ship
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Genre/Form: Sea stories
Electronic books
Fiction
History
Historical fiction
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Roberts, Kenneth Lewis, 1885-1957.
Boon Island.
Hanover : University Press of New England, ©1996
(DLC) 95043292
(OCoLC)33441544
Material Type: Document, 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
OCLC Number: 44965612
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
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.
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The complete text of Roberts' last historical novel, presented for the first time with contemporary--and conflicting--accounts of the shipwreck on which the novel was based.  Read more...

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In the tradition of Treasure Island, Robinson Crusoe, and the Bounty trilogy . . . Once you ve read this powerful story the barren rocky island will become part of your inner consciousness you ll Read more...

 
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