Boon Island: Including Contemporary Accounts of the Wreck of the *Nottingham Galley*

Boon Island: Including Contemporary Accounts of the Wreck of the *Nottingham Galley*

Kenneth Roberts, Jack Bales, Richard Warner


This vintage story of shipwreck and survival is reprinted in a brand new variation, with essays that offer a historic point of view and hint the assets from which Kenneth Roberts (1885-1957) drew his story. a local Mainer, Roberts, whose historic novels contain Northwest Passage and Arundel, was once intrigued via the tale of the December 1710 smash of the Nottingham. After operating aground a dozen miles offshore, the send broke up, stranding her workforce with minimum instruments, scant safeguard, and some items of cheese. the lads survived approximately a month of screeching gales, sub-freezing temperatures, and riding snowstorms. in the course of their ordeal they resorted to cannibalism and have been ultimately rescued after one in every of them made it ashore on a crude raft. incorporated listed below are modern debts from team participants, providing dramatically diverse types of the true-life worrying occasion and a desirable counterpoint to Roberts’ fictionalized model. A bestseller while released in 1956, Boon Island is a narrative of the ways in which problem can motivate the best--and worst--in human nature.

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