A fascinating, thoroughly researched historical novel of Haiti and Africa, and the early United States, outlining Haitians battle for freedom seen through the eyes of one man. This 1947 outing features Albion Hamlin, who comes to Boston in 1800 to defend a man accused of violating the Alien and Sedition Act. In a whirlwind of action, Hamlin is jailed, then escapes to Haiti in search of his client's daughter, Lydia Bailey, with whom he has fallen in love simply by gazing at her portrait. Roberts is known for his historical accuracy, so this should please fans of the genre.

Genre: Literary Fiction

Similar books by other authors


Used availability for Kenneth Roberts's Lydia Bailey

Hardback Editions

June 1969 : UK Hardback
thumb

Title: Lydia Bailey
Author(s): Kenneth Roberts
ISBN: 0-00-221472-5 / 978-0-00-221472-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins Distribution Services
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


June 1947 : USA Hardback
thumb

Title: Lydia Bailey
Author(s): Kenneth Roberts
ISBN: 0-385-04271-X / 978-0-385-04271-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Doubleday
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


Paperback Editions

January 2001 : USA Paperback
thumb

Title: Lydia Bailey
Author(s): Kenneth Roberts
ISBN: 0-89272-514-1 / 978-0-89272-514-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Down East
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


June 1982 : USA Mass Market Paperback
thumb

Title: Lydia Bailey
Author(s): Kenneth Roberts
ISBN: 0-449-20013-2 / 978-0-449-20013-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Fawcett
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Kindle Editions

August 2012 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
thumb

Title: Lydia Bailey
Author(s): Kenneth Roberts
Publisher: Doubleday
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA