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Boon Island by Kenneth Roberts - 1st edition 1956 Vintage hardcover with original dust jacket
Boon Island today is a humpbacked boulder-strewn ledge, hardly perceptible to those who live along the seacoast of southern Maine if it weren't for the tall lighthouse that rises from it. The tall dark tower the bright beam shining from it at night are visible from Cape Porpoise to Portsmouth, a warning to coastwise ships to keep off. But in the winter of 1710, when the ship of "Nottingham" wallowed down the Maine coast in a nor’easter - there was no lighthouse on Boon Island. The ship struck the rocky island in the snow and freezing cold, and the resulting story stands alone as an unrivaled drama of the sea and of man's refusal to succumb to disaster, even when deprived of food, of fire, of tools. No novelist knows the Maine coast, in winter and summer, as does Kenneth Roberts. Born right in Daytrip Society’s hometown of Kennebunk, Kenneth Roberts specialized in Regionalist historical fiction. He often wrote about our native state, its terrain, and its fascinating history. Published in 1956, we LOVE carrying this authentic vintage 1st edition copy in our store.275 Pages. Hardcover. First Edition 1956 with original dust jacket. Due to the age of this vintage book, expect slight imperfections throughout such as small markings in the inside front cover and worn edges. Dimensions: W5.5 x H8.5 x D2 inches
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- Code P-4438
- SKU BOON
- Weight 69