RT Book, Whole DB /z-wcorg/ DS http://worldcat.org ID 916808 LA English T1 The bravo. A1 Cooper, James Fenimore,, PB Twayne Publishers PP New York YR 1963 AB Originally published in 1831, this novel is set in Venice in the bygone days of the Doges. It was inspired by Cooper's travels in Italy. The author has intended to give his countrymen, writes Cooper in his preface, "a picture of the social system of the soi-disant republics of the other hemisphere." Cooper aims to show, William Cullen Bryant said, that all systems which reserve power for the strong, inherently oppress the weak.