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Satanstoe, or the Littlepage Manuscripts
A Tale of the Colony
Satanstoe, or the Littlepage Manuscripts
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James Fenimore Cooper - Author
Kay Seymour House - Historical intro.
Constance Ayers Denne - Text
Constance Ayers Denne - Text by
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Hardcover - 500 pages
Release Date: August 1990
ISBN10: 0-88706-903-7
ISBN13: 978-0-88706-903-1

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Paperback - 500 pages
Release Date: July 1990
ISBN10: 0-88706-904-5
ISBN13: 978-0-88706-904-8

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Summary

Though Satanstoe has been too much neglected by readers of Cooper's time and ours, it is one of his most interesting books, combining nostalgic autobiographical recollections, pictures of manners, action and adventure, and social philosophy in one of the author's happiest experiments in fiction. Ostensibly, it gives a comprehensive view of colonial life and society in New York State in the middle of the eighteenth century, blending all these elements with the narrative skill for which the author has always been famous.

"Satanstoe (1845) is perhaps Cooper's best novel after the Leatherstocking Tales. The pastoral picture it gives of colonial life, particularly among the Dutch settlers at Albany, reminds one of The Pioneers." -- Marius Bewley, The Eccentric Design: Form in the Classic American Novel

"Much of the time in this charming book, Satanstoe, which George Sand thought one of his best, Cooper is on holiday from his more strenuous ideas. Taking advantage of this point of view as a pre-Revolutionary New Yorker, he enjoys living in the cozy province that speaks so warmly of England as home and trusts the mother country unhesitatingly, certain of her superior wisdom and ability." -- James Grossman, James Fenimore Cooper


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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
Illustrations
Historical Introduction
Preface

Satanstoe, or The Littlepage Manuscripts
Explanatory Notes Textual Commentary
Note on the Manuscript
Textual Notes
Emendations
Rejected Readings
Word-Division


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