The African Queen Book Summary and Study Guide

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Set during WWI, this book's unlikely hero's, a Brave missionary, Rose Sawyer, who is set on revenge and justice, and a timid, alcoholic riverboat engineer, Charlie Allnut set out on the leaky boat named The African Queen. The two meet challenges, adventures, war and love along the way. Lots of humor, and fun. A word of note, The book is more intense, darker, and far less triumphant than the movie of the same name.
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Plot & Themes

Romance/Romance Problems    -   Yes Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book War/Revolt/Disaster on civilians    -   Yes Lover is    -   of a different social class

Main Character

Gender    -   Male Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   Eastern European


How much descriptions of surroundings?    -   8 () Africa    -   Yes Kind of Africa:    -   Black Africa

Writing Style

Sex in book?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   vague references only

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