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The Last of the Mohicans
The Last of the Mohicans (June 1983)
James Fenimore Cooper - Author
James Franklin Beard - Historical introduction
James A. Sappenfield - Text established by
E. N. Feltskog - Text established by

Celebrated for almost 150 years as the prototype of the American adventure story, The Last of the Mohicans remains a perennial favorite, an astonishingly complex work to be read on many levels. Irradiated by an elusive irony that gives epic scope to the American colonial experience, it projects on a broad canvas the futile efforts of European armies to wrest a glorious wilderness from the Indians and each other. It speaks with compassion of...(Read More)
 
 
The Pioneers or the Sources of the Susquehanna
The Pioneers or the Sources of the Susquehanna (June 1980)
A Descriptive Tale
James Fenimore Cooper - Author
James Franklin Beard - Historical introduction and notes
Lance Schachterle - Text established by
Kenneth M. Andersen Jr. - Text established by

Written in 1821-22 at a crucial point in Cooper's life and based on some of his most cherished youthful memories, The Pioneers today evokes the American pioneering experience with astonishing vibrance of authentic detail and a largeness of philosophic grasp seldom if ever equaled in our fiction.

The circumstances behind the composition and publication of the book are here explained for the first time; and the text, originally set without comp...(Read More)
 
 
Gleanings in Europe
Gleanings in Europe (June 1980)
Switzerland
James Fenimore Cooper - Author
Kenneth W. Staggs - Text established by
James P. Elliott - Text established by
Robert E. Spiller - Historical introduction and text
James Franklin Beard - Historical introduction and text

In the summer of 1828 James Fenimore Cooper, his wife, and their five children set out from Paris for Switzerland, and Cooper wrote that he experienced a "glorious anticipation," for "a common-place converse with men was about to give place to a sublime communion with Nature."

Sketches of Switzerland, the book which describes this experience and which is republished here for the first time in the United States since its original issue ...(Read More)
 
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