Israel Potter is a historical novel about a soldier in the American Revolution who fought at Bunker Hill, was captured by the British and imprisoned in England, escaped, served as a spy for the American cause, was a sailor under Captqain John Paul Jones, and, after war, impoverished and unable to return to his native New England, remained in London until near the end of his life. In addition to a complete reproduction of the second printing (1855) of the novel, an extensive editorial supplement is provided, which includes Professor Cohen's essay "Israel Potter: Background and Foreground" and line-by-line annotions to the novel's text.
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Published January 1, 1982
by Northwestern University Press.
Literature & Fiction, History, Biographies & Memoirs, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Action & Adventure, Travel, Children's Books.