Inglis Fletcher. Roanoke Hundred. Indianapolis, IN: Bobbs-Merrill Co., 1948.

Sir Richard Grenville is the hero of this novel about the first attempted settlement of Roanoke Island (1585-1586), while Governor Ralph Lane is portrayed as a weak leader.  Much of the action takes place in England before the expedition sails and after the explorers return.  The reader gets a good sense of Elizabethan politics and the excitement that exploration held for well-born adventurers.  Sir Walter Raleigh, Sir Francis Drake, John White, Richard Hakluyt, and Thomas Hariot all have roles in the novel.   The lowly-born Colin provides additional human interest, as he becomes a trusted aide to Grenville and a suitor to one of Grenville’s wards.

This is the fifth novel in Fletcher’s Carolina Series.

Check this title’s availability in the UNC-Chapel Hill Library catalog.

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Filed under 1940-1949, 1948, Coast, Dare, Fletcher, Inglis, Historical, Novels in Series

2 Responses to Inglis Fletcher. Roanoke Hundred. Indianapolis, IN: Bobbs-Merrill Co., 1948.

  1. eva hayes

    have 1st edition of roanake hundred in good condition. would appreciate any information about this book. thank you, eva hayes

  2. eva hayes

    have 1st edition of roanoak hundred would appreciate inf. about this book. thank you

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