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The spy.

Author: James Fenimore Cooper
Publisher: New York, Dodd, Mead [1946]
Series: Great illustrated classics.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Inspired by accusations of venality leveled at the men who captured Major Andre (Benedict Arnold's co-conspirator, executed for espionage in 1780), Cooper's novel centers on Harry Birch, a common man wrongly suspected by well-born Patriots of being a spy for the British. Even George Washington, who supports Birch, misreads the man, and when Washington offers him payment for information vital to the Patriot's cause,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Cooper, James Fenimore, 1789-1851.
Spy.
New York, Dodd, Mead [1946]
(OCoLC)652512096
Material Type: Fiction, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: James Fenimore Cooper
ISBN: 9780140436280 0140436286
OCLC Number: 943395
Description: 333 pages illustrations 22 cm.
Series Title: Great illustrated classics.
Responsibility: With illus. of contemporary scenes and a foreword by Curtis Dahl.

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This novel centres around Harry Birch, a man wrongly suspected of being a spy for the British. His character is misread time and time again - a parable for the American experience, as well as a  Read more...

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