A Narrative of the Captivity and Restoration of Mrs. Mary Rowlandson by Mary Rowlandson (Free Audio Book)
A NARRATIVE OF THE CAPTIVITY AND RESTORATION OF MRS. MARY ROWLANDSON by MARY ROWLANDSON – A free audiobook
Narrated by Matthew Scott Surprenant
This audiobook details the terrifying experience of Mary Rowlandson during the time when she was captured by the Native Americans in 1675. This is a frank and terrifying recollection of Mrs. Rowlandson’s ordeal as a captive of the Indians that decimated Lancaster town where she lived during the time of the King Philips War. Mary Rowlandson described her time with the Indians as a horrifying nightmare wherein she describes her captors as demons. This is an understandable description as the Native Americans murdered her family and friends right in front of her. This journal is a vital part of history as it holds firsthand account of being a captive by Native Americans as told through the eyes of a woman.
The book has since become a best seller during its initial publication as it offers a frightening and realistic narration of the horrors of the time. However, Mrs. Rowlandson did not fail to add some dry humor throughout as she details her overwhelmingly terrible experience. Without the popularity of this memoir, dozens of extraordinary personal accounts may not have been published and such classic literary treasures would have never been discovered. A Narrative of the Captivity and Restoration of Mrs. Mary Rowlandson is a milestone in literature not for its profound story, even though it is an extra ordinary tale in its own right, but because it helped open the doorway to several other classic memoirs.
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