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The Pathfinder By James Fenimore Cooper

The Pathfinder by James Fenimore Cooper

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Summary

Based upon his own naval experiences, "The Pathfinder" was the fourth of Cooper's "Leather-Stocking Tales" set on the Great Lakes of the 1750s. This publication includes both a critical introduction and an historical essay which places the novel in the context of the French and Indian War.

The Pathfinder Summary

The Pathfinder: Or, the Inland Sea by James Fenimore Cooper

"The Pathfinder" (1840), the fourth of Cooper's five "Leather-Stocking Tales", is a naval story set on the Great Lakes of the 1750s. Based upon his own experience as midshipman on Lake Ontario in 1808-9, the novel revives Natty Bumppo - who had died in "The Prairie" - and casts him, with his friend, the Mohican chief Chingachgook, among Tuscarora and Iroquois Indians, and into conflicts over land and love. Natty's courtship of Mabel Denham aligns Cooper's interest in American history with his concern for social development. An account of Europeans, Indians and colonials on the American frontier, the novel is also a critique of Jacksonian democracy and a meditation on the course of American civilization. Together with "The Deerslayer" (1841), this novel summarizes Cooper's evolving view of his culture. The text of this edition is that established by Richard Dilworth Rust, and this annotated volume includes both a critical introduction and an historical essay by Marybeth McMahon which places the novel in the context of the French and Indian War.

Table of Contents

Notes on the text; select bibliography; a chronology of James Fenimore Cooper; "The Pathfinder"; preface to the "Leather-Stocking Tales" (1850); the historical contexts of "The Pathfinder"; explanatory notes.

Additional information

GOR003198224
9780192829566
0192829564
The Pathfinder: Or, the Inland Sea by James Fenimore Cooper
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Oxford University Press
1992-11-05
521
N/A
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