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Narrative of the Captivity and Restoration of Mrs. Mary Rowlandson

By Rowlandson, Mary White

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Title: Narrative of the Captivity and Restoration of Mrs. Mary Rowlandson  
Author: Rowlandson, Mary White
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Language: English
Subject: Non-fiction, History, Memoirs
Collections: Audio Books Collection, Narrative of the Captivity and Restoration of Mrs. Mary Rowlandson
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1682
Publisher: LibriVox Audio Books

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This is the story of Mary Rowlandson’s capture by American Indians in 1675. It is a blunt, frightening, and detailed work with several moments of off-color humor. Mary, the wife of a minister, was captured by Natives during King Philips War while living in a Lancaster town, most of which was decimated, and the people murdered. See through her eyes, which depict Indians as the instruments of Satan. Her accounts were a best-seller of the era, and a seminal work, being one of the first captivity narratives ever published by a woman. Without works such as hers, there would likely not be many modern works inspired by similar themes, such as The Searchers, starring John Wayne.(Summary by Matthew Scott Surprenant )

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