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Author: James Fenimore Cooper; Robert Ernest Spiller
Publisher: New York : American Book Company, ©1936.
Series: American writers series (American Book Co.)
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This volume is ... restricted to the critical prose in order that the student may, by means of it, gain a knowledge of the mind of one ot the first authors to give form and direction to American literature.
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Genre/Form: Literary collections
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Cooper, James Fenimore, 1789-1851.
Representative selections.
New York, American Book Co. [©1936]
(OCoLC)569538137
Named Person: James Fenimore Cooper; James Fenimore Cooper
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James Fenimore Cooper; Robert Ernest Spiller
OCLC Number: 792609
Description: cii, 350 pages : portrait ; 18 cm.
Contents: James Fenimore Cooper : Introduction. The problem ; Nationalism and Romanticism ; Inheritance ; Social criticism in the novels, 1820-1828 ; Critical prose, 1828-1840 ; Social criticism in the novels, 1840-1850 ; The pleasure and business of the novel ; The purpose and art of the novel --
Chronological table --
Selected bibliography --
Selections. The American scene (Learning and literature ; Science and the arts ; Economic resources ; Political ideals) ; The European scene (Paris under the Bourbons ; London on the eve of the Reform Bill ; The Alps ; Liberal Florence ; The Rhine ; Paris after the July Revolution) ; Toward mental independence ; The American Democrat (On distinctive American principles ; On equality ; On liberty ; On station ; An aristocrat and a democrat ; On language ; On the press ; On the American press ; On property ; On universal suffrage ; On slavery ; On American slavery ; Conclusion) --
Paul Jones and the American Navy --
Shadows of coming events --
Fiction and social criticism (prefaces, etc.). Precaution ; The spy ; The pioneers ; The pilot ; Lionel Lincoln ; The water-witch ; The Bravo ; The Bravo ; The headsman ; Homeward bound ; Home as found ; The deerslayer ; The wing-and-wing ; Afloat and ashore ; Satanstoe ; The crater ; The oak openings ; The ways of the hour).
Series Title: American writers series (American Book Co.)
Other Titles: Works.
Responsibility: James Fenimore Cooper ; with introd., bibliography, and notes, by Robert E. Spiller.

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This volume is ... restricted to the critical prose in order that the student may, by means of it, gain a knowledge of the mind of one ot the first authors to give form and direction to American literature.

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