The Deerslayer (Collins Classics)

The Deerslayer (Collins Classics)

Uitgever: HarperCollins Publishers

  • Engels
  • Paperback
  • 9780007925308
  • januari 1950
  • 464 pagina's
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James Fenimore Cooper

James Fenimore Cooper (1789-1851) grew up at Otsego Hall, his father’s manorial estate near Lake Otsego in upstate New York. Educated at Yale, he spent five years at sea, as a foremast hand and then as a midshipman in the navy. At thirty he was suddenly plunged into a literary career when his wife challenged his claim that he could write a better book that the English novel he was reading to her. The result was Precaution (1820), a novel of manners. His second book, The Spy (1821), was an immediate success, and with The Pioneers (1823) he began his series of Leatherstocking Tales. By 1826 when The Last of the Mohicans appeared, his standing as a major novelist was clearly established. From 1826 to 1833 Cooper and his family lived and traveled in France, Switzerland, Italy, and Germany. Two of his most successful works, The Prairie and The Red Rover, were published in 1827. He returned to Otsego Hall in 1834, and after a series of relatively unsuccessful books of essays, travel sketches, and history, he returned to fiction – and to Leatherstocking – with The Pathfinder (1840) and The Deerslayer (1841). In his last decade he faced declining popularity brought on in part by his waspish attacks on critics and political opponents. Just before his death in 1851 an edition of his works led to a reappraisal of his fiction and somewhat restored his reputation as the first of American writers.

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HarperCollins is proud to present its incredible range of best-loved, essential classics. Set in the 1740s, just after the start of the French and Indian wars, James Fenimore Cooper's The Deerslayer tells the story of a young Natty Bumppo, most famously known as Hawkeye', and his Mohican brother' Chingachgook, as they attempt to rescue Chingachgook's betrothed, Wah-ta-Wah, from the Hurons. When Bumppo's friends Harry March and Tom Hutter are also captured, Bumppo must go on his first warpath in order to rescue them. Cooper's final addition to his classic Leatherstocking series is one of the earliest novels to be considered truly American', due in no small part to the novel's protagonist, who embodied the popular American ideals of individualism and liberty. The novel is a worthy prequel to the popular The Last of the Mohicans, full of adventure, suspense and romance.

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Engels
Bindwijze
Paperback
Verschijningsdatum
2019-12-31
Aantal pagina's
464 pagina's
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James Fenimore Cooper
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HarperCollins Publishers

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9780007925308

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Oorspronkelijke releasedatum
1950-01-01
Thema Subject Code
FBC

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