Captain John Smith: Writings With Other Narratives of Roanoke, Jamestown, and the First English Settlement of Virginia

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  • Copyright: 2007-03-22
  • Publisher: Penguin Group USA
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One of the truly legendary figures of American history, the soldier, explorer, and colonist Captain John Smith was a vivid and prolific chronicler of the beginnings of English settlement in the New World. This volume brings together seven of his works, along with 16 additional narratives by 13 other writers, that recount firsthand the tragic, harrowing, and dramatic events of the settlement of Roanoke and Jamestown. Written in a consistently lively style, Smith's works are filled with suspense, astonishment, and keen observations of American Indian cultures and New World landscapes. Together with the other narratives, they capture the fear and fascination of early encounters with the Indians and the brutality, desperation, and ingenuity of settlers facing extreme hardship. Included in the volume are 29 plates of contemporary drawings, 15 in full colour.

Table of Contents

A true relationp. 1
The proceedings of the English Colonie in Virginiap. 37
A description of New Englandp. 119
New Englands trialsp. 175
The generall historie of Virginia, New-England, and the summer islesp. 199
The true travelsp. 671
Advertisements for the unexperienced planters of New-Englandp. 771
Discourse of the first voyage : the first English voyage to Virginia : 1584p. 819
The journal of the tiger : the second voyage to Virginia : 1585p. 831
Discourse on the first colony : Roanoke : 1585-86p. 838
Narrative of his voyage : the fourth Virginia voyage : 1587p. 860
A briefe and true report : a description of Virginia : 1588p. 874
Narrative of the 1590 Voyage : the fifth Virginia voyage : 1590p. 906
Discourse : the founding of Jamestown : 1606-7p. 920
A relatyon of the discovery of our river : exploration inland : 1607p. 935
A discourse of Virginia : famine and disease at Jamestown : 1607-8p. 950
Relation of Virginea : an English boy among the Indians : 1609-11p. 967
A true reportory : shipwreck & rescue : 1609-10p. 979
from The historie of travell into Virginia Britania : the Indians of Virginia : 1612p. 1038
A Trewe Relacyon : dissention in Jamestown : 1609-12p. 1093
A true discourse of the present Estate of Virginia : expanding the colony : 1609-14p. 1115
A short relation : securing the colony : 1610-11p. 1169
A true relation of the state of Virginia : the colony prospers : 1616p. 1174
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