Cooper, James Fenimore, 1789-1851.
New York, Twayne Publishers [©1963]
James Fenimore Cooper
|描述：||382 pages 21 cm.|
|丛书名：||Twayne's United States classics series|
|责任：||Edited for the modern reader by Donald A. Ringe.|
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.