"America's greatest historical novel": First edition of Kenneth Roberts' Arundel: Being The Recollections of Steven Mason of Arundel in the Province of Maine
Arundel: Being The Recollections of Steven Mason of Arundel in the Province of Maine.
Item Number: 95248
Garden City, NY: Doubleday, Doran & Company, Inc, 1930.
First edition of “America’s greatest historical novel.” Octavo, original cloth, pictorial endpapers, top edge red. Near fine in a near fine first issue dust jacket with light rubbing to the extremities. Jacket design by Stafford Good. A sharp example.
Ranked as one of the best historical romances of all time, Kenneth Roberts' Arundel is a masterful retelling of Benedict Arnold's secret expedition to attack Quebec city during the American Revolutionary War. The novel's primary characters hail from Kennebunkport, Maine (then called Arundel), where the Roberts himself was born in 1885. The second invasion of Quebec, the expedition took Arnold and his company through a difficult passage in the Maine wilderness in which 300 men turned back and another 200 died en route.