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Boon Island

Auteur : Kenneth Lewis Roberts
Éditeur : Garden City, N.Y. : Doubleday, 1956, ©1955.
Édition/format :   Livre imprimé : Fiction : English : Presentation edVoir toutes les éditions et tous les formats
Base de données :WorldCat
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This classic tale of shipwreck and survival is reprinted 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 broke up, stranding  Lire la suite...
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Genre/forme : Biographical fiction
Fiction
Format – détails additionnels : Online version:
Roberts, Kenneth Lewis, 1885-1957.
Boon Island.
Garden City, N.Y. : Doubleday, 1956, ©1955
(OCoLC)644689319
Personne nommée : John Dean; John Dean
Type d’ouvrage : Fiction
Format : Book
Tous les auteurs / collaborateurs : Kenneth Lewis Roberts
Numéro OCLC : 6847236
Description : 275 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Responsabilité : by Kenneth Roberts.

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This classic tale of shipwreck and survival is reprinted 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 broke up, stranding her crew with minimal tools, scant shelter, and a few pieces of cheese. 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 -- Googlebooks.

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