The American Prisoner

"The American Prisoner" is a novel written by Eden Phillpotts, published in America in 1904 [cite web
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title=Eden Phillpotts's New Story.; THE AMERICAN PRISONER. The New York Times
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accessdate=2008-01-25
date=1904-02-13
] and adapted into a film in 1929. The story concerns an English woman who lives at Fox Tor farm, and an American captured during the American Revolutionary War and held at the prison at Princetown on Dartmoor.

The heroine's father, Maurice Malherb, is based on Thomas Windeatt.

In the novel Malherb is a miscreant who destroys Childe's tomb and beats his servant. He is depicted as a victim of his own bad temper rather than a sadist.

Malherb is introduced as the younger son of a noble family and he builds the Fox Tor house to be the impressive gentleman's residence suggested by William Crossing rather than the humble cottage which it actually is.

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