An American historical drama about a group of settlers known as Rogers' Rangers--led by Major Rogers (Spencer Tracy)--and the hardships of survival and battles with hostile Indians, they encounter in trying to settle the upper New York state area for their families in the late 1750s and early 1760s.An American historical drama about a group of settlers known as Rogers' Rangers--led by Major Rogers (Spencer Tracy)--and the hardships of survival and battles with hostile Indians, they encounter in trying to settle the upper New York state area for their families in the late 1750s and early 1760s.Read Less
Fair. A standard copy. Binding is tight and square. Endpapers have maps. Text is clean but has mildly yellowed. Beige cloth boards are faded and lightly soiled. No dust jacket. Careful packaging and fast shipping. We recommend EXPEDITED MAIL for even faster delivery.
Fine. No dust jacket as issued. . An excellent copy Gift quality. looks to be lightly read. Clean, unmarked inside/outside, square, has toning. Very minor shelf wear. Fast shipping. 637 p. 18 cm. A Fawcett crest book..
Very Good. No Jacket. Size: 5 3/4 X 8 1/4; FIRST EDITION, STATED 5TH PRINTING THUS, July 23, 1937 Doubleday, Doran & Company. USED. NOT AN EXLIBRARY BOOK. VERY GOOD CONDITION/ NO DUST JACKET IS INCLUDED. Map endpapers are intact at the interior hinges. has not been written in. Binding is tight, pages are clean and bright. Dark green cloth boards with square corners, 709 pages, deckle-edge. Black topstain. Gold gilt titles and ornamentation still bright on spine. Original source material for the classic film starring Spencer Tracy and Robert Young. HISTORICAL FICTION. By America's premier historian of the Colonial Period, Kenneth Roberts. Summary: "The historical novel Northwest Passage (1937), by American author Kenneth Roberts, portrayed the events of Rogers' Rangers' raid on the Abenaki [Indian] town of St. Francis [Vermont]. The first half of the novel was adapted as the film called Northwest Passage (1940).
Fair in ACCEPTABLE jacket. 1948. 709 pages. Yellow dust-jacket over green cloth boards. The pages are deeply tanned throughout but clean and clearly legible with foxed endpapers. The boards are mildly tanned along the spine with bumped corners and rub-marks on all sides. The dust-jacket is rubbed and tanned all over with scuffing and small cuts along the top and bottom edges.
7th printing. Front hinge weak, light cover soiling; a good+ to VG copy (no Dust Jacket) INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR: "For----with all the good wishes of Kenneth Roberts" Roberts's most celebrated historical novel of the American Colonial period, made into a feature film by MGM in 1940.
Fair in ACCEPTABLE jacket. 1944. 709 pages. Cream, pictorial dust jacket over green boards. Pages are lightly tanned with good copy and firm binding. Moderate foxing and tanning to endpapers, fore-edge and paste-downs. Boards are rubbed with areas of darkening to extremities and average shelf-wear to edges and corners. The spine is sunned with reasonable bumping. Fair wear to clipped, tanned, rubbed and foxed dust jacket with tears, nicks and creases to the spine, edges and corners.
Very Good. No Dust jacket. Fourth printing, SIGNED by Kenneth Roberts on title page. Green cloth boards with blind-stamped decoration to cover, black title box with gold lettering and decoration on spine. Very light soiling, slight fading to spine. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Endpapers illustrated with maps are clean, with slight browning at binding edges. Small "Mens Correctional Center Library" ink-stamped on half-title page, no other previous owner markings. 709 pgs.
Written in 1926. Historical novel that is one of the best books I ever read
Nov 5, 2008
Still Great today
This is a great detailed read of the Northeast frontier and Robert Rogers the founding father of the American Rangers. The first half of the book is fast paced and descriptive of the those times during the Indian troubles along the northwestern border of New England during the French and Indian War. If you've seen "NorthWest Passage" staring Spencer Tracy and featuring Walter Brennan,with Robert Young co-staring based on this book then you've a treat instore for you in this excellant read!
Feb 7, 2008
Deservedly a classic
This classic of Kenneth Roberts is the second historical novel selected by John Jakes for his Library of Historical Fiction. That edition runs to 709 pages, so you are in for a long read. In 1936, with no TV, people had a different kind of mind, and they liked to sit with a book, and sit and sit. This one is worth every sitting moment, but you have to moderate your 21st century fever to get it read, and adapt to the style for which it was intented. Good -0h for us racers. Roberts has taken the very bare bones of an historical character and not only supplied some great flesh, he has created a relationship on which to hang his tale. Major Robert Rogers of the French and Indian War, founder of the US Army Rangers, leads and saves another enfleshed participant in this war we hardly know anything about. The young painter who idolizes Rogers is based loosely on an actual painter of the American West. Langdon Towne has to make his way not only through excruciating encounters with war and an unyielding wilderness, but with an unyielding mountain of disillusionment with his hero. It is his young wife--almost Dickensian in her sweetness--who recognizes the indomitable spirit in the fallen hero, and whispers the last words of the novel, "You can't kill what was in that man!"
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