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The Captive: The True Story of the Captivity of Mrs. Mary Rowlandson among the Indians
     

The Captive: The True Story of the Captivity of Mrs. Mary Rowlandson among the Indians

by Mary Rowlandson
 
Although little known today, this story was once widely regarded as a classic of American literature. First published in 1682, it has seen over forty editions in the past three centuries, and it marked the beginning of a very popular and uniquely American form of literature, the so-called captivity narrative, which was the predecessor of the American western novel.

Overview

Although little known today, this story was once widely regarded as a classic of American literature. First published in 1682, it has seen over forty editions in the past three centuries, and it marked the beginning of a very popular and uniquely American form of literature, the so-called captivity narrative, which was the predecessor of the American western novel. This book also holds a prominent place in women's literature since it is the first full length prose work published in America written by a woman.
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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781440475825
Publisher:
CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date:
01/13/2009
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
66
Sales rank:
1,164,005
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.14(d)

Meet the Author

The wife of a pastor in 17th century Massachusetts, Mrs. Rolwandson was captured by the indians in the first indian war in America.

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