Kenneth Roberts





Kenneth Roberts


Born
in Kennebunk, Maine, The United States
December 08, 1885

Died
July 21, 1957

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Kenneth Lewis Roberts (December 8, 1885 – July 21, 1957) was an American author of historical novels. Roberts worked first as a journalist, becoming nationally known for his work with the Saturday Evening Post from 1919 to 1928, and then as a popular novelist. Born in Kennebunk, Maine, Roberts specialized in Regionalist historical fiction. He often wrote about his native state and its terrain, also depicting other upper New England states and scenes. For example, the main characters of Arundel and Rabble in Arms are from Kennebunk (then called Arundel), the main character of Northwest Passage is depicted as being from Kittery, Maine with friends in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, and the main character in Oliver Wiswell is from Milton, Massachus ...more

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Average rating: 4.15 · 5,488 ratings · 353 reviews · 71 distinct works · Similar authors
Northwest Passage

4.14 avg rating — 2,363 ratings — published 1937 — 29 editions
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Arundel

4.22 avg rating — 1,017 ratings — published 1930 — 18 editions
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Rabble in Arms

4.31 avg rating — 769 ratings — published 1933 — 19 editions
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Oliver Wiswell

4.20 avg rating — 362 ratings — published 1940 — 9 editions
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Lydia Bailey

4.10 avg rating — 307 ratings — published 1947 — 10 editions
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The Lively Lady

4.11 avg rating — 221 ratings — published 1931 — 11 editions
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Captain Caution

3.81 avg rating — 161 ratings — published 1934 — 11 editions
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Boon Island: Including Cont...

3.81 avg rating — 157 ratings — published 1956 — 13 editions
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Battle of Cowpens

3.78 avg rating — 37 ratings — published 1911 — 4 editions
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March To Quebec

4.67 avg rating — 18 ratings
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Arundel The Lively Lady Rabble in Arms
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4.21 avg rating — 2,173 ratings

“Misery, in cold truth, is a weight less upon those who undergo it than upon the minds of those who see it; for he who is cold and starving is so busy in his efforts to obtain warmth and food that he has little time for self-pity, and endures his unhappy condition better than those who take it upon themselves to suffer for him.”
Kenneth Roberts

“All of us know history repeats itself, but mighty few of us recognize the repetition until too late.”
Kenneth Roberts, Oliver Wiswell

“I wouldn't care to shoot my own townsmen over a difference of opinion about politics. Keep 'em yourself if you think you need 'em; but I suggest you'll be better off to put 'em away where you can't get at 'em. The trouble with a pistol is that if you show it, you've got to use it, and once you use it you've committed yourself.”
Kenneth Roberts, Oliver Wiswell

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HISTORICAL FICTION POLL "B"
There will be a series of polls to begin putting together a potential reading list for the "historical fiction folder". I have divided the books into groups of 15 books apiece. Make sure to choose your favorite from each poll and make sure to vote in each of these polls so that we can generate a list according to priorities and interests. You will only receive one notification per poll. There will be simultaneous polls so please make sure to vote in each one.

Master and Commander (Aubrey/Maturin Book 1) by Patrick O'BrianPatrick O'Brian Patrick O'Brian

MASTER AND COMMANDER BY PATRICK O'BRIAN
 
  14 votes, 29.8%

All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria RemarqueErich Maria Remarque Erich Maria Remarque

ALL QUIET ON THE WESTERN FRONT BY ERICH MARIA REMARQUE
 
  6 votes, 12.8%

Life on the Mississippi by Mark TwainMark Twain Mark Twain

LIFE ON THE MISSISSIPPI BY MARK TWAIN
 
  5 votes, 10.6%

The Persian Boy (Alexander the Great, #2) by Mary RenaultMary Renault

THE PERSIAN BOY BY MARY RENAULT
 
  5 votes, 10.6%

The Virtues of War A Novel of Alexander the Great by Steven PressfieldSteven Pressfield Steven Pressfield

THE VIRTUES OF WAR: A NOVEL OF ALEXANDER THE GREAT BY STEVEN PRESSFIELD
 
  4 votes, 8.5%

Arundel by Kenneth RobertsKenneth Roberts

ARUNDEL BY KENNETH ROBERTS
 
  3 votes, 6.4%

The Eagle and the Raven by Pauline GedgePauline Gedge Pauline Gedge

THE EAGLE AND THE RAVEN BY PAULINE GEDGE
 
  2 votes, 4.3%

Gates of Fire An Epic Novel of the Battle of Thermopylae by Steven PressfieldSteven Pressfield Steven Pressfield

GATES OF FIRE: AN EPIC NOVEL OF THE BATTLE OF THERMOPYLAE BY STEVEN PRESSFIELD
 
  2 votes, 4.3%

The Afghan Campaign A Novel by Steven PressfieldSteven Pressfield Steven Pressfield

THE AFGHAN CAMPAIGN: A NOVEL BY STEVEN PRESSFIELD
 
  2 votes, 4.3%

The Black Arrow by Robert Louis StevensonRobert Louis Stevenson Robert Louis Stevenson

THE BLACK ARROW BY ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON
 
  2 votes, 4.3%

The Eagle of the Ninth by Rosemary SutcliffRosemary Sutcliff


THE EAGLE OF THE NINTH BY ROSEMARY SUTCLIFF
 
  1 vote, 2.1%

Eagle in the Snow by Wallace BreemWallace Breem

EAGLE IN THE SNOW BY WALLACE BREEM
 
  1 vote, 2.1%

The Last of the Wine by Mary RenaultMary Renault

THE LAST OF THE WINE BY MARY RENAULT
 
  0 votes, 0.0%

Killing Rommel A Novel by Steven PressfieldSteven Pressfield Steven Pressfield

KILLING ROMMEL: A NOVEL BY STEVEN PRESSFIELD
 
  0 votes, 0.0%

Fire from Heaven (Alexander the Great, #1) by Mary RenaultMary Renault

FIRE FROM HEAVEN BY MARY RENAULT
 
  0 votes, 0.0%

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