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Inhaltsangabe: In the second novel of Julia Older's Isles of Shoals Trilogy, Thom Taylor sails to the New World in the 17th century only to be washed onto the lawless Shoals at Hog Island off the Maine/New Hampshire coasts. Within days the bawdy islander Phillip Babb has the shipwrecked orphan indentured at a fishing stage and up to his knees in cod. The Babbs and their Barbadoes servant Pru are but a few of the true-to-life New Englanders who encounter the fictive narrator as he comes of age.
Thom gets involved in the plot to kidnap the first New Hampshire governor John Cutt, becomes entangled in forced Indian marches by Major Walderne, witnesses the trial of witch Goody Cole, gives chase to Captain Quelch and Captain Kidd, rubs shoulders with Judge Samuel Sewall, gets caught up in the hanging fervor of Boston big-wig Cotton Mather, and fends off marmalade madams at Strawbery Banke. This Desired Place is a deeply researched saga of pirates and Puritans struggling for wealth and power when adolescent America was growing into a nation.
Umschlagtext: In the second novel of Julia Older's Trilogy Thom Taylor is cast onto the lawless Isles of Shoals at the gateway to the New World. Bawdy butcher Babb and his saucy Barbadoes serving wench quickly teach him the ropes of turning cod into cash. They are but a few of the real-life characters that help and hinder the fictive narrator of this sweeping 17th century saga.
Thom comes of age as northern New Englanders are testing the cod-filled waters of their economic independence. Although Shoals mistress Mary Babb, Hampton witch Goody Cole and Strawbery Banke marmalade madams are hardly mother figures, Thom holds onto their apron strings. Just when he's free from indenture, he's pressed on a forced march into wilderness by the Portsmouth Provincial Militia. He escapes a bloody northern Indian massacre only to be deployed by Major Walderne and Massachusetts officers in a "mock battle" betraying 300 native Abenaki to West Indies slavers. Longing for Babb's Bardadoes mistress, and sick of Shoals drink, dice, and deflowering, Thom sets sail with Captain Phips to salvage sunken gold. A mutinous plot cutting the voyage short returns him to a nest of pirates anchored at the Shoals. Summoned to testify at their trial, Thom and Judge Samuel Sewall are caught in the hanging fervor of Boston big-wig Cotton Mather.
Tight-laced Puritans are no match for the spirit and industry of these northerners of this ground-breaking novel. They are the real blood-and-guts founders of THIS DESIRED PLACE.
Buchbeschreibung Appledore Books, 2006. Hardcover. Buchzustand: New. Buchnummer des Verkäufers DADAX0974148822
Buchbeschreibung Appledore, Hancock, New Hampshire, 2007. Hardcover--cloth. Buchzustand: Fine/Fine. First edition. Octavo, 8 1/2" tall, 456 pages, blue cloth. A fine, clean, neat (unread) hard cover first edition with little shelf wear; hinges and binding tight, paper white. In a fine dust jacket with the original price. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 23090
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Buchbeschreibung Appledore Books, Hancock, NH, 2007. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Fine. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: As New. First Edition. Size=6."x8.5". (full book description) Appledore Books, Hancock, NH, 2007. 1st Edition 1st Printing, Fine/Fine-, Hard Cover, w/Dust Jacket. Size=6."x8.5", 455pgs. SIGNED by Author on Title Page. Book itself in NEW condition and is clean, bright and very tight. No ink names, tears, chips, foxing, etc. Best Regional fiction sticker on front cover, o.w. is clean, bright & tight. No tears chips, etc. Also has publishers' postcard replica of DJ front cover laid in. Price unclipped. ISBN 0974148822 SELLING WORLDWIDE since 1987. 99% OF OUR BOOKS ARE SHIPPED IN CUSTOM BOXES, WE ALWAYS PACK WITH GREAT CARE!. Signed by Author. Book. Buchnummer des Verkäufers CONROY228499I
Buchbeschreibung Appledore Books, New Hampshire, 2007. Hard Cover. Buchzustand: Fine. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Fine. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Fine blue cloth in fine dust wrapper. 8vo. 456 pgs. Glossary map and references. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 011577
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Buchbeschreibung Appledore Books, 2006. Hardcover. Buchzustand: New. Buchnummer des Verkäufers P110974148822