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Student Companion to James Fenimore Cooper (Hardcover): Craig A. White
Student Companion to James Fenimore Cooper (Hardcover): Craig A. White

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Student Companion to James Fenimore Cooper (Hardcover)

Craig A. White

Series: Student Companions to Classic Writers

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At the dawn of America's continental empire, James Fenimore Cooper in the early 1800s became the new nation's first major novelist, inaugurating a great period in American literature and bequeathing a number of classic texts including the Leather-Stocking Tales. This Companion to Cooper's writings appeals to high school and college students by outlining Cooper's most frequently assigned novels and establishing their historical backgrounds concerning American Indians and the early United States. Two opening chapters review the author's life and accomplishments, and another offers tips for managing Cooper's style and subject matter. Cooper's breakthrough novel The Spy (1821), which features George Washington as a major actor, has a chapter of its own. The second half of the Companion highlights the Leather-Stocking Tales, with one chapter on the overall saga and five chapters devoted to the individual novels in the series: The Deerslayer, The Last of the Mohicans, The Pathfinder, The Pioneers, and The Prairie. Altogether this Companion shares the spirit of adventure that made Cooper a pioneer of American Romantic literature and his writings a perennial source for ideas and images of Native America, the frontier, and the early modern USA.
  • The Spy
  • The Deerslayer
  • The Last of the Mohicans
  • The Pathfinder
  • The Pioneers
  • The Prairie

General

Imprint: Greenwood Press
Country of origin: United States
Series: Student Companions to Classic Writers
Release date: September 2006
First published: September 2006
Authors: Craig A. White
Dimensions: 235 x 155 x 23mm (L x W x T)
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 232
ISBN-13: 978-0-313-33413-9
Barcode: 9780313334139
Categories: Promotions
Books > Language & Literature > Literature: history & criticism > Literary studies > 19th century
LSN: 0-313-33413-7

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