The Hessian

The Hessian The Hessian tells the story of the capture trial and execution of a Hessian drummer boy by Americans during the Revolution At the heart of the story is a Quaker family who hide the boy after his la

  • Title: The Hessian
  • Author: Howard Fast
  • ISBN: 9781563246012
  • Page: 467
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Hessian tells the story of the capture, trial, and execution of a Hessian drummer boy by Americans during the Revolution At the heart of the story is a Quaker family, who hide the boy after his landing party has been killed in an ambush Because the captain of the Hessians had ordered the hanging of a local whom he thought might be a spy, the town militia lay in wait,The Hessian tells the story of the capture, trial, and execution of a Hessian drummer boy by Americans during the Revolution At the heart of the story is a Quaker family, who hide the boy after his landing party has been killed in an ambush Because the captain of the Hessians had ordered the hanging of a local whom he thought might be a spy, the town militia lay in wait, massacred the Hessians, and hunted down the only survivor, Hans Pohl His capture and trial provide an opportunity to explore the difficult moral position that war presents, complicated by the presence of the Quaker family The story is told from the point of view of Evan Feversham, a doctor who has seen enough of death, and an outsider in the narrow world of Puritan New England Based on a true event.

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    1. Set during the American Revolution, The Hessian is a powerful novel about the attitudes and life of early Americans. It is about a bigotry that serves to protect a small town, but with tragic consequences.Near a young New England town marches a small regiment of Hessian soldiers. Hessians were well-trained and much-feared soldiers who fought for the British during the American Revolution. Because of this, a Hessian regiment, no matter how small, would have generally been left alone. However, an [...]

    2. خواندن اثار هوارد فاست کمک می کند تا تاریخ آمریکا را به گونه ای دیگر، از درون آینه ی ادبیات بشناسیم. اگرچه نه به آن دقت و جزئیات که تاریخ یک قرن فرانسه را می شود از طریق خواندن آثار بالزاک شناخت، با این همه هوارد فاست یک آمریکایی ست که با همه ی دید انتقادی نسبت به فرهنگ و تاریخ مل [...]

    3. Brilliant in its simplicity. A surprisingly easy read for a novel about the evils of war, the ambiguities of capital punishment and the hypocrisy of faith. Fast also manages to find room for a moving love story (if that's what you're in to) involving some very memorable characters. Very impressive for a book that is just over 200 pages.

    4. I enjoyed this book. Style, word usage, plot, character developement, etc all good. A moving story about a young Hessian forced to fight in the Revolutionary War. Divergent people worked together without any 'one-up-manship'. That must have been a wonderful way to live.

    5. This is a short, easy to read book set in New England in Revolutionary War times. I picked this book up at a garage sale awhile back because I've enjoyed other Howard Fast books in the past. It isn't his best, but I enjoyed it.

    6. This book is a decent story if you enjoy not much action and a large amount of dialogue. I enjoyed the book, but I wouldn't necessarily recommend it to people who are looking for an easy read.

    7. It was well done, just wished it hadn't been so short.Would have enjoyed more story.It does certainly make one think about the reasons we have wars and how futile they really are.

    8. I appreciate historical fiction, and especially that this story centered on a limited time during a rich period of American history. I will be looking for more from Howard Fast.

    9. Well written with a soulful plot. Sad- but that's the point. I feel like it was written long before 1972.

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