By Kenneth Lewis Roberts, Jack Bales, Richard Hyde Warner
The full textual content of Roberts' final ancient novel, provided for the 1st time with contemporary--and conflicting--accounts of the shipwreck on which the unconventional was once dependent.
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Extra resources for Boon Island: including contemporary accounts of the wreck of the Nottingham Galley
3. J. B. Firth wrote that "the adventures and sufferings of the crew of the Nottingham Galley were as well known in the days of Queen Anne as the story of the sufferings of the crew of the Bounty were later in the century" (Highways and Byways in Nottinghamshire [London: Macmillan, 1916], p. 31). 4. Kenneth Roberts, Boon Island, reprinted herein; first published by Doubleday in 1956. 5. See my "Captain John Deane: Mercenary, Diplomat, and Spy," in People of the Sea, ed. Lewis Fischer and Walter Minchinton (St.
I had read Roberts's novel and knew Bales's work. In the fall I brought up the intersection of our research. We immediately realized the value of a collaboration and embarked upon the project that has resulted in the production of this unique collection of the original narratives, scholarly essays, and historical fiction. RICHARD WARNER FREDERICKSBURG, VIRGINIA SEPTEMBER 1995 Page ix GOING TO THE SOURCES FOR HISTORICAL AND LITERARY EXPLANATION Philip N. Cronenwett The line between historical events, historical fact, and historical fiction never has been clear.
The last page contains the printed signatures of "Jasper Dean," "John Dean, Captain," and "Miles Whitworth, lately dead," but it does not append Jasper Deane's introduction or afterword. " It enlarges upon the cannibalism on Boon Island by adding that "the dismal Prospect of future Want obliged the Captain to keep a strict watch over the rest of the Body, lest any of them shou'd get to it, and then being spent, [we would] be forced to feed upon the living. " Unlike the Narrative, which was written in the first person, the Sad and Deplorable ...
Boon Island: including contemporary accounts of the wreck of the Nottingham Galley by Kenneth Lewis Roberts, Jack Bales, Richard Hyde Warner