Friday Mystery Author: Kenneth Roberts

The first (bonus) Friday Mystery Author is revealed: Kenneth Roberts, the Maine writer of scrupulously researched historical novels. This week’s passage was from the end of his novel Lydia Bailey, possibly my favorite of all his books. It chiefly concerns the Haitian Revolution under Toussaint L’Ouverture and the exploits of Edward Preble and William Eaton in Tripoli. Apparently it is now only available in paperback, but used hardcover copies are not hard to find.

Via Wikipedia, I find that Dartmouth College provided Roberts with early encouragement and now houses the largest collection of his papers.

If you are new to Kenneth Roberts, I suggest starting with Northwest Passage, or the shorter The Lively Lady.

Hello and thank you to all who stopped by, especially KC of All the World’s a Stage, who runs a similar literary game on Tuesdays and a visual arts version on Fridays; take a look. Don’t miss the first regular installment of Friday Mystery Authors, which I’ll post later today.

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