Mary Rowlandson – Narrative of the Captivity and Restoration. American Literature I 10/11/2004 Cecilia H.C. Liu. Brief Biographical Background on Mary Rowlandson (c. 1636-1711) .
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American Literature I
Cecilia H.C. Liu
What different "appeals" to emotion do you find in these two covers? How do you explain the differences?
Cover of first edition, showing Mary shooting a musket
London,A True History of the Captivity and Restoration, (1682; The Newberry Library)
LOOKING TOWARD KING PHILIP'S FORT AT SQUAKEAG ON THE CONNECTICUT RIVER
Here negotiations for her ransom began toward the end of April. On May 2, 1676, Mary Rowlandson was exchanged at Redemption Rock for a ransom of twenty English pounds.
When she returned to Lancaster, there was not one European to be seen or one house left standing.