The Pathfinder: (Annotated)

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Independently Published, 14. 6. 2020 - Počet stran: 430
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This novel also has a stronger romantic (in the small-r sense) theme than most of those in the series, and even a kind of romantic triangle, unusual for Cooper. Readers averse to this kind of thing should consider themselves warned. (Of course, this is strictly clean romance, with nothing sexually suggestive about it!) But although I don't usually like a triangular plot element, it wasn't off-putting here; it just made for some psychological and dramatic tension, which is a good thing. Although the mystery genre as such didn't exist in 1840, Cooper makes effective use of a mystery element. (I suspected one aspect of the denouement of this, but nowhere near the whole of it.) The reading level, in terms of style and vocabulary, is definitely adult, or for teens/kids who can read at an adult level; it's not quick and easy-flowing, and if you don't like 19th-century diction elsewhere, you won't like it here. The speech of educated characters can sound stilted to our ears; but it's actually realistic for the way people of their class spoke in the 18th century, and Cooper does a good job of varying dialogue according to the backgrounds and speaking styles of the characters. He's also not averse to killing off characters you like; this happens in every Cooper novel I've read, so it's wise to be prepared for it. (Deathbed scenes are quite a staple in 19th-century literature; the one here has strong, and to me commendable, Christian gospel content.) Treatment of Indian characters is balanced and fair, and we have good examples of cross-cultural friendship.

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Review: The Leatherstocking Tales, Vol. 1 (The Leatherstocking Tales #2-4)

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currently reading The Last of the Mohicans and The Pioneers, written by James Fenimore Cooper. We visited Cooper's Cave in Glens Falls, NY last summer - a scene in Last of the Mohicans. I can't wait to discuss this book next year during American Lit. Přečíst celou recenzi

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O autorovi (2020)

James Fenimore Cooper, acclaimed as one of the first American novelists, was born in Burlington, N.J., on September 15, 1789. When he was one year old, his family moved to Cooperstown, N.Y., which was founded by his father. Cooper attended various grammar schools in Burlington, Cooperstown, and Albany, and entered Yale University in 1803 at the age of 13. In 1806, Cooper was expelled from Yale for pushing a rag with gunpowder under a classmate's door, causing it to explode. He then spent some time as a merchant seaman and served as a midshipman in the U.S. Navy from 1808-1811. In 1811, Cooper married Susan De Lancey, and lived the life of a country gentleman until one day in 1820. Cooper and his wife were reading a book together. When Cooper told Susan that he could write a better book than the one they were reading, she challenged him to do so. Thus began his career as an author, with Precaution (first published anonymously). Cooper is known for writing more than 50 works under his own name, Jane Morgan, and Anonymous. His works included fiction, nonfiction, history, and travel sketches. He gained insight for his travel works while the Cooper family lived in Europe from 1826 to 1833. Cooper is best known for the novel The Last of The Mohicans, which has been made into several motion picture adaptations, the most recent starring Daniel Day-Lewis as Hawkeye. The Last of the Mohicans is part of The Leatherstocking Tales, which includes the other novels, The Pioneers, The Deerslayer, and The Pathfinder. Hawkeye, whose given name is Nathaniel Bumpo, is a recurring character in the series which accurately chronicles early American pioneering life and events during the French and Indian War. In 1851, Cooper developed a liver condition, dying on September 14th of that year, just one day before his 62nd birthday.

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