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Prairie, The: A Tale
Prairie, The: A Tale (June 1985)
James Fenimore Cooper - Author
James P. Elliott - Hist., intro., and notes

In the spring of 1826, soon after the publication of The Last of the Mohicans, James Fenimore Cooper immersed himself in The Prairie. In taking Natty Bumppo from his beloved forests of New York state to the Great American Plains, Cooper was in part fulfilling his own prophecy at the end of The Pioneers. Though he was certainly recalling the periodic westward removals of Daniel Boone, one of the prototypes of Natty Bumppo, he was...(Read More)
 
 
Gleanings in Europe
Gleanings in Europe (June 1981)
England
James Fenimore Cooper - Author
Donald A. Ringe - Hist., intro., and notes
Kenneth W. Staggs - Hist., introduction, notes, and text
James P. Elliott - Text
James P. Elliott - Text by
Robert D. Madison - Text
Robert D. Madison - Text by


A contemporaneous reviewer called James Fenimore Cooper's England "unquestionably the most searching and thoughtful, not TO say philosophical of any" of the books "published by an American on England.
"Another cited with approval the "potent causticity" with which a fellow reviewer "develope[d] the gangrene of the author's mind in its most foul and diseased state."

Such were the ext...(Read More)
 
 
Gleanings in Europe
Gleanings in Europe (June 1981)
England
James Fenimore Cooper - Author
Donald A. Ringe - Hist., intro., and notes
Kenneth W. Staggs - Hist., introduction, notes, and text
James P. Elliott - Text
James P. Elliott - Text by
Robert D. Madison - Text
Robert D. Madison - Text by


A contemporaneous reviewer called James Fenimore Cooper's England "unquestionably the most searching and thoughtful, not TO say philosophical of any" of the books "published by an American on England.
"Another cited with approval the "potent causticity" with which a fellow reviewer "develope[d] the gangrene of the author's mind in its most foul and diseased state."

Such were the ext...(Read More)
 
 
Gleanings in Europe
Gleanings in Europe (June 1980)
Switzerland
James Fenimore Cooper - Author
Kenneth W. Staggs - Text
Kenneth W. Staggs - Text by
James P. Elliott - Text
James P. Elliott - Text by
Robert E. Spiller - Hist., introduction, and text
James Franklin Beard - Hist., 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)
 
 
Gleanings in Europe
Gleanings in Europe (June 1980)
Switzerland
James Fenimore Cooper - Author
Kenneth W. Staggs - Text
Kenneth W. Staggs - Text by
James P. Elliott - Text
James P. Elliott - Text by
Robert E. Spiller - Hist., introduction, and text
James Franklin Beard - Hist., 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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