In Oliver Wiswell, Kenneth Roberts portrays the view of the Loyalists (those colonists who supported the British monarchy) in the American Revolution ...Show synopsisIn Oliver Wiswell, Kenneth Roberts portrays the view of the Loyalists (those colonists who supported the British monarchy) in the American Revolution. Though branded by U.S. history as cowardly traitors, many of them were people of strong convictions and fierce bravery.Hide synopsis
Description:Fair. No Dustjacket. 1966. 783 pages. Pictorial card covers....Fair. No Dustjacket. 1966. 783 pages. Pictorial card covers. Tanned, clean pages with bright copy and firm binding. Reasonable tanning and foxing to the endpapers, inner-covers and fore-edge. Numbers and name to front page. Card covers tanned, foxed and rubbed with heavy, universal, creasing and shelf-wear. Price sticker to front cover. Heavy wear to spine with creasing, edge wear and some loss to crown and base. This is the final reduction for this book-get it at this price whilst you still can!
Description:Fair in Missing jacket. 1940. Doubleday, Doran & Co. Hardcover....Fair in Missing jacket. 1940. Doubleday, Doran & Co. Hardcover. Gift inscription inside. Clean text. Bumped corners and spine. Tanning pages. Medium wear and scuffing. Ship same or next business day via US Mail. More Vintage books in my store.
Description:Fair in ACCEPTABLE jacket. 1943. 704 pages. Unclipped green and...Fair in ACCEPTABLE jacket. 1943. 704 pages. Unclipped green and white pictorial DJ over faded maroon cloth boards. Light tanning to text pages, heavier with light foxing to text block and end papers. Slight lean. Light rubbing to boards and spine. Light rubbing, chipping and short tears to edges and corners of DJ. Thumb prints and tanning to spine and edges. Light rubbing to front, heavier to rear.
Description:ERNEST GLEGG. Good. No dust jacket. Signed by previous owner....ERNEST GLEGG. Good. No dust jacket. Signed by previous owner. 836 p. Includes: illustrations, maps, bibliography. Hardcover full Navy cloth cover. The endpapers by Ernest Glegg will be enough to make you want this 836 page book. they are beautifully illus. in beige, brown and reds and are of front: Thomas Buell's Map of Loyal Long Island, 1776-1783 and back: Buell; s map of Vir ginia and the/Carolina's showing Boone's Wilderness Road to KY. Then you get to read the book. Spine is 1.75" wide, 1940 on the title page, a 1/2 page mention of other such books in his bibliography and a page of those people that assisted him. This historican always acknowledged those that helped in his research. He mention Booth Tarkington, who he also dedicates this book to, Ben Ames Williams, Thomas B. Costain, many many university people all over the country. a real who's who of help there. Book is tight, and has only one mark on the front, a sort of line, seems to be made from an eraser type on cloth. All of Doubleday Dorans books were qualaity bound and remains tight and almost undamaged from the wear of reading. Remember this book was published in 1940, so it 72 years old. and also the book was printed just a year before the wartime books were initated where the bindings/paper were less quality. He was lucky to get the binding he got.
Description:Good/ No Dj. 836, Blue cloth spine with gold title. Signed by...Good/ No Dj. 836, Blue cloth spine with gold title. Signed by Author. Some scuffing to boards. Spine is cocked. Hinges are very worn. Interior is very clean. Pages bound tight.
Description:Very good+ in dark blue cloth covered boards with gilt text...Very good+ in dark blue cloth covered boards with gilt text stamping on the spine and a blind embossed title on the front board with just a hint of rubbing of the cloth at the corners of the heel of the spine. The front and rear end papers are decorated with separate maps detailing the travels of Wiswell's and Thomas Buell's travels through Long Island, Pennsylvania, Virginia, North and South Carolina. In a very good-dust jacket with the price intact on the front flap; but, with a 1/2" chip from the lower fore edge of the front panel, a 1/2" closed tear at the lower edge of the front panel near the spine area and with light flecking of the colors at the upper edge of the front panel. The ends of the spine area also have a number of short closed tears and light rubbing around the edges. An octavo measuring 8 1/2" high by 5 5/8" deep containing 836 pages. Roberts' best selling novel which provides an insightful look at the American Revolution from a Loyalist's point-of-view.
Description:Very Good. No Jacket. 6¾" by 9½" Signed by Author Two big...Very Good. No Jacket. 6¾" by 9½" Signed by Author Two big volumes, full tan buckram, gilt titling, top edges gilt. Light general wear, corners lightly rubbed, lacks the slipcase & glassine jackets; sections uncut. Text clean; , 411; , 415-849 pages, bibliography, color frontispiece, map endsheets. #525 of 1050 copies SIGNED by the author. Handsome edition of this thoroughly researched historical novel of the Revolutionary War.
Description:Very Good. Signed by Author(s) Hardcover in very good condition....Very Good. Signed by Author(s) Hardcover in very good condition. Signed by author. Limited edition, number 446 of 1050. Volume 1 only.
Description:Two volumes, near fine (issued without Dust Jackets), missing...Two volumes, near fine (issued without Dust Jackets), missing the slipcase. Number 544 of 1050 copies SIGNED AND NUMBERED BY THE AUTHOR. The American Revolution from the Loyalist point of view.
This book about the American Revolution viewed from the side of the Loyalists is not only fascinating, it has about it a ring of truth. Roberts has brought a great sense of the time and the people whose lives were torn apart because of their dissenting views and their disagreement with the patriots/rebels. As always Kenneth Roberts has written a book which does not glorify war or make light of how the lives of ordinary men and women are turned upside down in such times.
Getting used to the no hurry style takes a bit of effort, but is quite worth it. Before long you are there, back at the beginning of the revolutionary war- but with a twist - you're one of the loyalists. Kenneth Roberts, as usual, crafts a fine story.
I read the book because of a "class" I took this past fall. I thought the writing was ponderous but the information provided was thought provoking. I hadn't read a historical novel from the perspective of a Loyalist during America's Revolutionary war.
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