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James Fenimore Cooper - American Writers 48

James Fenimore Cooper - American Writers 48: University of Minnesota Pamphlets on American Writers

ROBERT E.SPILLER
Copyright Date: 1965
Edition: NED - New edition
Pages: 48
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    James Fenimore Cooper - American Writers 48
    Book Description:

    James Fenimore Cooper. To meet a need which had been felt for some time both in the United States and abroad, the pamphlet series, the University of Minnesota Pamphlets on American Writers, was established in 1959. By providing readable critical introductions to American Writers, the pamphlets were designed to meet the needs and tastes of mature students and readers of imaginative literature throughout the world.

    eISBN: 978-0-8166-5236-5
    Subjects: History

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  1. Front Matter
    (pp. 1-4)
  2. James Fenimore Cooper
    (pp. 5-44)

    If anything from the pen of the writer of these romances is at all to outlive himself, it is, unquestionably, the series ofThe Leather-Stocking Tales,” wrote James Fenimore Cooper in 1850 when he first brought the five stories together to make a single tale of the life of his wilderness scout.

    He was right in his belief that something far more than he had planned—a folk epic of the settlement of America—had emerged of itself from his efforts and that these novels would outlive him. He also guessed unhappily that, with a few exceptions likeThe Spy...

  3. Selected Bibliography
    (pp. 45-48)