In 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.In 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.Read Less
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.
Very Good in Good jacket. Book Book-name of former owner and date 1941 on bibliographic note page, some page separation at the same page, some light wear and binding is slightly loose. Dust jacket is worn, creased and chipped. The largest of three chips is about the size of a dime. Dust jacket is protected by removable Brodart cover.
Very Good. No Jacket. Size: 6 X 8 7/8; STATED FIRST EDITION AFTER THE PRINTING OF A LIMITED EDITION OF ONE THOUSAND COPIES 1940, Doubleday, Doran & Company, Inc. BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE: First Published Nov. 22, 1940. States dedicated to Booth Tarkington. USED. NOT AN EX-LIBRARY BOOK. VERY GOOD CONDITION/ NO DUST JACKET INCLUDED. A very crisp, clean copy. Pages are nice and bright. 836 pages. Synopsis: The American Revolution experienced by Loyalist Oliver Wiswell. By Kenneth Roberts, author of "Northwest Passage" All of Mr. Roberts historical novels are notable for the fact that he researched his material exhaustively, making them as historically accurate as possible. They are rich in detail and are well written. Will ship from United States.
Very Good Condition in Good jacket. Signed by Author. Size: Octavo (standard book size). Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. "First Edition after the printing of a limited edition of one thousand copies." Signed by the author on his bookplate which is on the front paste down. On the front free end paper is the bookplate of The Benson Library of the Episcopal Academy which Indicates that this volume was presented to the Academy by the author. There are no other library markings. Blue gilt stamped and blind stamped cloth over boards, maps on end papers, , 836 pages. Corners and spine ends are bumped with light wear, covers lightly scuffed and some light wear on bottom edges of covers, shelf soil on bottom fore edge of text block, interior pages lightly toned. In a color illustrated dust jacket that is chipped at corners, spine ends, and along edges, soiled. In a Brodart jacket. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 3 lbs 8 oz. Category: Fiction; Signed by Author. Inventory No: 010725.
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.
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.
Signed, Limited Edition, number 531 of 1050 copies Two volumes, brown cloth with gilt titles in slipcase. Fine in chipped publisher's thin glassine dust jackets in near fine, lightly soiled publisher's slipcase with all seams solid and unbroken. Color frontispiece in volume one.
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.
Aug 19, 2010
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.
Dec 10, 2009
revolutionary war historical novel
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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