by Kenneth Roberts
Category: "Fiction - Historical"
Year of Publication:1929
Date Added:02/28/2019
Date Read:04/08/2019
Notes:A fictionalized account of Benedict Arnold's attempt to take Quebec at the beginning of the Revolutionary War by marking his army through the Maine woods in the late fall. The story is told from the perspective of Steven Nason, a scout from Arundel. When Arnold's army was defeated, Steven, his friend Cap, and two Indians made it into the city to kill a couple traitors, then escape. After the battle, Steven married his neighbor Phoebe.
My Rating: 6

Reviews for Arundel

Review - Arundel

Roberts went into great detail to describe Arnold's march. Too much detail. He had dozens of characters, many of whom had little to do with the story but were included because they were actual historical figures. This slowed the story down. Much of the dialogue was a bit goofy. But I liked the main characters and the story was interesting enough to keep me going.
Back to the list