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    In a society where a husband and father is thought to be the authority in his family, the Captain, a soldier, a scientist and a wealthy man, has one set of ideas about his daughter's life and his wife has another. The Captain is used to being obeyed in all things, and expects that his desires will prevail. Laura, his wife, has other ideas. With tragic effect, she suggests to him that perhaps he is not the father after all.
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Plot & Themes

Tone of book?    -   depressed Time/era of story    -   1600-1899 Family, struggle with    -   Yes Struggle with:    -   Husband Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book

Main Character

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   scientist Age:    -   40's-50's


How much descriptions of surroundings?    -   2 () Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   Scandinavia

Writing Style

Amount of dialog    -   mostly dialog

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