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Great Land of Dreams Book Review Summary

Detailed Plot Synopsis of Great Land of Dreams

Sentenced to hang at age 9, Maggie's flight from 1830s Scotland incurs a violent odyssey to womanhood. She encounters English gentry sailing to create an Eden in a wilderness at the far end of the world.

Lauded as "a second America", Britain's Swan River Colony is intended to restore class barriers and plantations that were lost with America's independence. But deceit and murder rule instead, and the settlers slaughter the primitive Aborigines of Western Australia and establish a tyranny under a brutal police chief.

Stung to action, Maggie now a young woman crusades for justice in the new land, with alarming consequence. The trouble is she has grown up self-educating herself from books. This self-taught, but incomplete wisdom fuels her actions and the plot.
This report prepared by Charles Bryce








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Plot & Themes

Tone of book?    -   upbeat Time/era of story    -   1600-1899 Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Exploring into the wild    -   Yes kind of story    -   colonizing/settling in new area

Main Character

Gender    -   Female Profession/status:    -   servant Age:    -   a kid Ethnicity/Nationality    -   British

Setting

How much descriptions of surroundings?    -   7 () Ice Caps/Sea?    -   Yes Where?    -   Ocean Island?    -   Yes Island:    -   naive Brooke Shields-ish virgin Small town?    -   Yes Small town people:    -   hostile, like Gomer Pyle on steroids Misc setting    -   fort/military installation

Writing Style

Sex in book?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   touching of anatomy    -   Weiner talk! Amount of dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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