Bastard (The Kent Family Chronicles #1)

Bastard (The Kent Family Chronicles #1)

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by John Jakes
     
 

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Library Journal
The beginnings of the American Revolution provide the backdrop and action for this first part of Jakes's ``Kent Family Chronicles.'' Listeners will follow the saga of Phillipe Charboneau, illegitimate son of an English nobleman. Phillipe travels from France to claim his inheritance and is denied. To escape being murdered by his half-brother, he travels to London and then Boston, where he changes his name to Philip Kent. Along the way he meets Ben Franklin, Lord North, and Sam Adams (among other historical figures) and participates in the Boston Tea Party. This abridgment is well done, allowing one to follow the protagonist's tempestuous adventures while retaining the wealth of historic detail that makes the story so fascinating.-- Michael T. Fein, Catawba Valley Community Coll., Hickory, N.C.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780515064834
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
10/26/1974
Series:
Kent Family Chronicles Series, #1
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 5.00(h) x 1.00(d)

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The Bastard: The Kent Family Chronicles 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 42 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is the second time I've read John Jake's book, The Bastard, the first time was in the 70's. The book is well researched, well written and absolutely riveting. Not only did I enjoy this book, but I became so absorbed in the story that I went on to read the entire 8 book series of "The Kent Family Chronicles". I was left still wanting more. Yes I would highly recommend any of Jakes' books, especially "The Bastard" to anyone with a love of American history.
tiegann More than 1 year ago
If you enjoy historical fiction, romance and adventure, this book and series is for you.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I read this book many, many years ago and read the entire series. I bought this book for my husband to read as I couldn't find my old copy. It is an excellent historical fiction book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
In my opinion no one combines tirelessly researched history and gripping, fast paced fiction like John Jakes.The first book of an 8 book saga featuring the Kent family, this book begins with a teenage Phillip Kent growing up in France with his mother, who runs an Inn that is barely making it cash-flow wise. With drama, humor, romance, adventure and more we follow Phillip as he seeks the truth about his father and embarks on a great adventure for answers hoping to meet his father. I have read the Kent family cronicles twice and have all of Jakes books. I cannot say enough about the complete satisfaction derived from this or any of his novels. I'd give it 6-stars if possible. Just an EXCELLENT READ in all-respects!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is the first in a series by John Jakes, and it is very well written, although a bit slow in spots. Very historically descriptive and many recognizable figures from pre-Revolutionary America
Guest More than 1 year ago
John Jakes' first novel in the Kent Family Chronicles follows the life of a young Frenchman known later in America as Phillip Kent from his humble beginning through his youth and on to America. This novel helps us to understand why Europeans left their native land and immigrated. The characters are vibrant and revealing of early American stamina and strength of character. John Jakes' has given an identity to historical America. Thank you John.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I actually just started this book in August (2000). And, believe me, it is a great book so far. It's pretty easy to read too. If you are looking for a war or historical fiction book, get The Bastard.
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This book was my favorite book of the series ( I have read 5 times since 1976), best series I have ever read.
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