Sergeant Lamb's America: An Historical Novel of the American War of Independence (Paperback)

Sergeant Lamb's America: An Historical Novel of the American War of Independence By Robert Graves, Madison Smartt Bell (Introduction by) Cover Image
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The renowned poet, classicist, and novelist Robert Graves “recounts, in faithful and nicely atmospheric detail” the story of a British soldier during the American Revolution (The Philadelphia Inquirer).

Featuring a new introduction by Madison Smartt Bell.

A historical novel of the early years of the American Revolution based on the adventures of Sergeant Roger Lamb, a Dublin man, in the service of His Majesty’s Army. It begins with Lamb’s early days in Dublin and ends with his arrival in Boston as a member of the regiment taken prisoner after Burgoyne’s surrender at Saratoga.

The first in a two-book series, Sergeant Lamb's America is based on historical research, describing events and figures from the British perspective during the American War of Independence. Sergeant Lamb is engaging, personable, and exudes basic decency of character as he recounts the British defeat and the capture of his unit at the Battle of Saratoga in a voice that’s both funny, insightful, and wise.

“It is a historical novel for which one has a very real respect.” —The New York Times

About the Author

ROBERT GRAVES (1895-1985) was an English poet, translator, and novelist, one of the leading English men of letters in the twentieth century. He fought in World War I and won international acclaim in 1929 with the publication of his memoir of the First World War, Good-bye to All That. After the war, he was granted a classical scholarship at Oxford and subsequently went to Egypt as the first professor of English at the University of Cairo. He is most noted for his series of novels about the Roman emperor Claudius and his works on mythology, such as The White Goddess.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781644213179
ISBN-10: 1644213176
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
Publication Date: January 2nd, 2024
Pages: 368
Language: English