|Plot Summary of Calico Captive|
|"Miriam Willard is a teenager, experiencing young love for the first time. The handsome Phineas Whitney promises to call on her before he leaves for Harvard, much to Miriam's delight. Before his next visit, however, Indians raid her family's home, capturing them all and dragging them deep into the forest. Miriam believes they'll all be killed, but instead they end up in Montreal. Miriam is sent to work as a servant in a wealthy household, the only one who does not speak the language. As she befriends Hortense, another servant girl who teaches Miriam French, she happily adapts to her new surroundings. But when the dashing Pierre asks Miriam for her hand in marriage, the memory of Phineas Whitney gives her pause. And suddenly, Miriam is torn between the new life she's created for herself, and the chance to start anew in her beloved New Hampshire."
Christina Olson, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of Calico Captive|
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Tone of book?
Time/era of story
- American colonial period
Kind of romance:
- GENERAL--no other subplots apply
Life of a profession:
Is this an adult or child's book?
- Age 11-14
- a teen
Is this an ordinary person caught up in events?
- White (American)
How sensitive is this character?
- middling sensitive to others' feelings
Sense of humor
- Mostly serious with occasional humor
- Average intelligence
- an organization
How much of work is main antagonist actually present in:
- a moderate amount
How much descriptions of surroundings?
- 4 ()
The Americas (not US):
- fort/military installation
- mostly 3rd
Accounts of torture and death?
- moderately detailed references to deaths
Amount of dialog
- roughly even amounts of descript and dialog
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