The Algerine Captive: Or, the Life and Adventures of Doctor Updike Underhill

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The Algerine Captive: Or, the Life and Adventures of Doctor Updike Underhill - Tyler, Royall, and Crain, Caleb (Notes by)

A predecessor of both the nativist humor of Mark Twain and the exotic adventure stories of Washington Irving, Herman Melville, and Richard Dana, Royall Tyler's "The Algerine Captive" is an entertaining romp through eighteenth-century society, a satiric look at a variety of American types, from the backwoods schoolmaster to the southern gentleman, ...

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