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The pathfinder, or, The inland sea /
James Fenimore Cooper ; [edited by] William P. Kelly.
imprint
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1992.
description
xxxv, 484 p. --
ISBN
0192829564 (pbk.) :
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Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1992.
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0192829564 (pbk.) :
catalogue key
2915487
 
Includes bibliographical references.
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Summaries
Long Description
The Pathfinder (1840), Cooper's most picturesque novel and the fourth of the five Leatherstocking Tales, is a naval story set on the Great Lakes of the 1750s. Fashioned from Cooper's own experience as midshipman on Lake Ontario in 1808-9, the novel revives Natty Bumppo - who had died in The Prairie - and casts him, with his friend, the Mohican chief Chingachgook, among Tuscarora and Iroquois Indians, and into conflicts over land and love. Natty's courtship of Mabel Denham aligns Cooper's interest in American history with his concern for social development. A stirring account of Europeans, Indians, and colonials on the American frontier, the novel is also a critique of Jacksonian democracy and a meditation on the course of American civilization. The Pathfinder is one of the richest novels of its day. Together with The Deerslayer (1841), it summarizes Cooper's evolving view of his culture, and stands as the culminating achievement of his literary career. The text of this edition is that established by Richard Dilworth Rust, and this volume includes both a new critical Introduction and a historical essay which places the novel in the context of the French and Indian War.
Main Description
The Pathfinder(1840), Cooper's most picturesque novel and the fourth of the fiveLeatherstocking Tales, is a naval story set on the Great Lakes of the 1750s. Fashioned from Cooper's own experience as a midshipman on Lake Ontario in 1808-09, the novel revives Natty Bumpo (who had died inThePrairie), and illuminates Cooper's interest in American history with his concern for social development.
Main Description
The Pathfinder (1840), Cooper's most picturesque novel and the fourth of the five Leatherstocking Tales, is a naval story set on the Great Lakes of the 1750s. Fashioned from Cooper's own experience as a midshipman on Lake Ontario in 1808-09, the novel revives Natty Bumpo (who had died in The Prairie), and illuminates Cooper's interest in American history with his concern for social development.
Table of Contents
Edited with an Historical Introduction
Acknowledgments
Illustrations
Historical Introduction
Preface [1840]
Preface [1851]
The Pathfinder
Textual Commentary
Note on the Manuscript
Textual Notes
Emendations
Rejected Readings
Word-Division
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