Tuesday, 16 February 2010

The History of Maria Kittle

Published in 1793 this is the first ever captivity novel. Set during the Seven Years War. Read it here
According to the wikisource Bleecker's epistolary novel, The History of Maria Kittle, was written in the form of a letter to Miss Susan Ten Eyck. The novel took the Indian Captivity story genre in new directions, as it was possibly the first American fictional account focusing on Native Americans.

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