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 supply a old 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, used to be intrigued by means of the tale of the December 1710 break of the Nottingham. After operating aground a dozen miles offshore, the send broke up, stranding her group with minimum instruments, scant preserve, and some items of cheese. the lads survived approximately a month of screeching gales, sub-freezing temperatures, and using snowstorms. in the course of their ordeal they resorted to cannibalism and have been ultimately rescued after one among them made it ashore on a crude raft. incorporated listed below are modern bills from group individuals, providing dramatically diverse models 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 hindrance can motivate the best--and worst--in human nature.

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