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Lydia Bailey [NOOK Book]

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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 ...
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Lydia Bailey

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Overview

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.
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Roberts wrote a number of these inflated historical romances, which were artful enough to snag him a special Pulitzer citation. 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. Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780307822307
  • Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 8/1/2012
  • Sold by: Random House
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 496
  • Sales rank: 863,256
  • File size: 3 MB

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 19, 2005

    Wonderful, Enduring Love Story

    I love historical fiction and 'Lydia Bailey' is an exceptional example. A story of love, war, trust, deception, faith and the ability to overcome all. From a young man who falls hopelessly in love with a woman he does not yet know to the trials they will endure to escape Haiti to the trust and passion that carries them through imprisonment in a faraway land and more. You will love this book--released after many years of being 'unavailable'. Thanks for bringing it back.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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