Standish of Standish: A Story of the Pilgrims (Classic Reprint)

Standish of Standish: A Story of the Pilgrims (Classic Reprint)

by Jane G. Austin
     
 

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In making this dramatization of the novel Standish of Standish the writer has endeavored to maintain both the historical atmosphere and the significant traits of characters as portrayed by Mrs. Austin. A few incidents, from the many in the story, have been chosen, such as adapted themselves to dramatic

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Excerpt from Standish of Standish: A Story of the Pilgrims

In making this dramatization of the novel Standish of Standish the writer has endeavored to maintain both the historical atmosphere and the significant traits of characters as portrayed by Mrs. Austin. A few incidents, from the many in the story, have been chosen, such as adapted themselves to dramatic background and unity. The order of episodes has sometimes been changed without destroying the historical sequence and minor incidents have been expanded in scope and dialogue. The earlier scenes upon the Mayflower and Clarke's Island, and the later chapters which relate to the courtship of Barbara, the second wife of Miles Standish, have been omitted because the play has been restricted in time to the months between December 20, 1620, and November, 1621, inclusive. A second romance, besides that of John Alden and Priscilla, has been emphasized with imaginative episodes - the beginning of such friendship between Mary Chilton of the Mayflower and John Winslow, who came in the Fortune and afterwards became her husband.

Mrs. Austin has portrayed life in Plymouth Colony during this first year with a vivid revelation of humanity's experiences - tragic illness, death, and privations, on the one hand, and sturdy courage, faith, and practical achievement on the other. Moreover, the life was not all dull nor prohibitive of passing pleasures for the younger members of the colony.

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ISBN-13:
9781330857175
Publisher:
FB &c Ltd
Publication date:
07/07/2015
Pages:
102
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.21(d)

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