Boon Island

Unlimited Boon Island - by Kenneth Roberts - Boon Island, Boon Island 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 drew his tale A Unlimited Boon Island - by Kenneth Roberts - Boon Island, Boon Island 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 drew his tale A

  • Title: Boon Island
  • Author: Kenneth Roberts
  • ISBN: 9780449244081
  • Page: 375
  • Format: Ebook
Boon Island

Unlimited Boon Island - by Kenneth Roberts, Boon Island, Kenneth Roberts, Boon Island 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 drew his tale A native Mainer Roberts whose historical novels include Northwest Passage and Arundel was intrigued by the story of the December wreck of the Nottingham After runninThis classic tale Unlimited Boon Island - by Kenneth Roberts - Boon Island, Boon Island 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 drew his tale A

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About “Kenneth Roberts

  • Kenneth Roberts

    Kenneth Lewis Roberts December 8, 1885 July 21, 1957 was an American author of historical novels Roberts worked first as a journalist, becoming nationally known for his work with the Saturday Evening Post from 1919 to 1928, and then as a popular novelist Born in Kennebunk, Maine, Roberts specialized in Regionalist historical fiction He often wrote about his native state and its terrain, also depicting other upper New England states and scenes For example, the main characters of Arundel and Rabble in Arms are from Kennebunk then called Arundel , the main character of Northwest Passage is depicted as being from Kittery, Maine with friends in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, and the main character in Oliver Wiswell is from Milton, Massachusetts via



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  • As a preteen history buff, I read this and every other Kenneth Roberts novel I could get my hands on In the early 70s I was stationed at a US Naval Hospital on the southern coast of Maine, and I could see Boon Island from my window Quite literally His books are very much worth the look


  • During a trip to the Maine coast we visited the lighthouse at Neddick, ME From there across the water you could see Boone Island, about 10 miles away Her lighthouse was not there in 1710 when an English ship, the Nottingham, crashed on the rocky island The survivors spent nearly a month with no shelter, fire, or food before being rescued New Years Day by mainland fishermen Kenneth Roberts brings this tale to life in a fictionalized version of the shipwreck and ensuing struggle to stay alive As p [...]


  • Originally, I was going to give this 1 star, because it is bad, predictable historical fiction Because it is rooted in an actual event, I gave it two stars I had read all of Roberts other historical fiction, and it pales in comparison If I had not looked at the publish date, I would thought it was one of his earlier efforts.


  • The 10 bestseller of 1956 is what I call dick lit Extreme adventure with not one female character until the last few pages Essentially it is a ship wreck story and is meant to show the benefits of strong leadership in times of peril and stress.Kenneth Roberts had two top bestsellers in the 1940s Oliver Wiswell 1940 and Lydia Bailey 1947 He is an excellent story teller, is clearly on the right politically, and can create fascinating female characters when they fit in the story Boon Island however [...]


  • Boon Island is based on the true story of the wreck of the Nottingham Galley on the tiny freezing Boon Island off the coast of Maine Roberts works in his extensive research of how this unfortunate group of seamen survived 21 days without food or fire and does a great job of building his characters the positive characters and the negative ones I loved the last passage, How many of us have our Boon Islands And how many of us have our Langmans the scoundrel But doesn t each one of us have an inner [...]


  • A grim hi fi tale about a shipwreck on a big rock within sight of land When my parents lived in Kittery we took their sailboat out to look at Boon Island There s a tall lighthouse on it now and back then 1960 70 s there was still a Coast Guard crew there To see the place in person was to reinforce the reality those shipwrecked had to deal with The edition I read was without the extra stuff I think Date read is a guess.


  • This author also did Arundel and Rabble at ARms, stories of Revolutionary war Battle of Ticonderoga, focusing on the men of upper New England and their resilience and capabilities The same name keeps coming up, a character named Nason last name Have seen Nason graves at Clinton, Maine Cemetary and it always intrigues me to think of the lives of those hardy people at the birth of our nation


  • Near the end of the book there is a gross account of eating a dead human body and repeatedly makes reference to it through several chapters Other than that it was a great story Kenneth Roberts always seems to finish the story with the right sentiment of the peace and the freedom of living in America.


  • Survival stories Shipwrecks Cannibalism I m SO in This was a re read from adolescence, and such a good one well written, fast paced, memorable characters, and then the total pleasure of sitting on a summer porch reading about being stuck on a storm lashed, snowy island in December off the coast of New Hampshire.


  • All anybody does in college if he s fortunate is to learn how to make a start at educating himself to change his mind if his mind needs changing That quote is from the early pages, and foreshadows the type of education you wouldn t wish on anyone A rollicking good adventure


  • Don t remember if this was a school assignment or if I picked this myself I do very much recall how grim and bleak the story was Decidedly NOT a fun read Diary listing was one star.



  • I read this book so long ago that I really can t remember it, but it gripped me, I do remember that I think I shall reread it.



  • I read this book in high school and couldn t put it down Roberts was one of America s finest novelists.



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