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The Kenneth Roberts reader

Author: Kenneth Lewis Roberts
Publisher: Garden City, New York : Doubleday, Doran and Co., [1945]
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Here is a generous helping of Kenneth Roberts selected from his novels and essays. Filled with drama, action, humor, satire, and intimate conversation pieces, it is a Reader to delight the most cosmopolitan taste. Included in these twenty-six excerpts are vivid scenes and episodes from those great novels Northwest Passage, Oliver Wiswell, and Arundel, each complete in itself. There are also amusing, biting essays,  Read more...
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Roberts, Kenneth Lewis, 1885-1957.
Kenneth Roberts reader.
Garden City, N.Y., Doubleday, Doran and Company, Inc., 1945
(OCoLC)587178097
Named Person: Kenneth Lewis Roberts; Kenneth Lewis Roberts
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kenneth Lewis Roberts
OCLC Number: 288326
Description: 460 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: 1. This is how it was --
2. Roads of remembrance --
3. Grandma's kitchen --
4. Hot buttered rum --
5. The lure of the great north woods --
6. Frustration --
7. An inquiry into diets --
8. The glories of war --
9. Education --
10. An American looks at Oxford --
11. Oxford oddities --
12. British mysteries --
13. Men in a swamp --
14. The little home in the country --
15. Palace, Italian style --
16. Doing as Romans do --
17. Country life in Italy --
18. The truth about a novel --
19. It takes all kinds to make an army --
20. Dog days --
21. Death of a lady --
22. The prison hulks at Chatham --23. It must be your tonsils --
24. Dissolution of a hero --
25. Christmas in the depot at Dartmoor --
26. Experiments with a forked twig.
Responsibility: introduction by Ben Ames Williams.

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Here is a generous helping of Kenneth Roberts selected from his novels and essays. Filled with drama, action, humor, satire, and intimate conversation pieces, it is a Reader to delight the most cosmopolitan taste. Included in these twenty-six excerpts are vivid scenes and episodes from those great novels Northwest Passage, Oliver Wiswell, and Arundel, each complete in itself. There are also amusing, biting essays, from Trending into Maine and For Authors Only, as well as a chapter on tonsillectomy warranted to bring tears to the eyes of anyone, doctor, nurse, or patient, who has ever been in a hospital anywhere. The study of divining rods-- "Experiments with a Forked Twig"-- is here published for the first time in book form. A collection of superlative reading, this is a book for all who enjoy good, absorbing writing as well as for the Roberts collector -- Book jacket.

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