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Whipscars and tattoos : the last of the Mohicans, Moby-Dick, and the Maori

Author: Geoffrey Sanborn
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, ©2011.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Through careful historical research, Geoffrey Sanborn reveals how both James Fenimore Cooper and Herman Melville relied heavily on contemporary accounts of the indigenous natives of New Zealand, the Maori, to develop the iconic characters they created in The Last of the Mohicans and Moby-Dick.
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Sanborn, Geoffrey.
Whipscars and tattoos.
New York : Oxford University Press, ©2011
(DLC) 2010020032
(OCoLC)624045233
Named Person: James Fenimore Cooper; James Fenimore Cooper; James Fenimore Cooper; Herman Melville; Herman Melville; Herman Melville; James Fenimore Cooper; Herman Melville
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Geoffrey Sanborn
ISBN: 9780199837946 0199837945
OCLC Number: 710992921
Description: 1 online resource (xv, 184 pages) : illustrations, maps
Contents: Introduction: grand, ungodly, godlike men --
Te Aara's scars --
Cooper's death song --
Te Pehi Kupe's Moko --
Melville's furious life --
Index.
Responsibility: Geoffrey Sanborn.

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Adds substantially to our knowledge about Melville's possible reading and sources. * Resources for American Literary Study * Fascinating...Specialists will appreciate Sanborn's detailed notes, and Read more...

 
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