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Satanstoe, or the Littlepage Manuscripts
Satanstoe, or the Littlepage Manuscripts (August 1990)
A Tale of the Colony
James Fenimore Cooper - Author
Kay Seymour House - Historical introduction
Constance Ayers Denne - Text established by

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 ...(Read More)
 
 
The Pilot
The Pilot (June 1986)
James Fenimore Cooper - Author
Kay Seymour House - Historical introduction and notes

Having drawn on local knowledge and private information for The Spy and on his own boyhood experiences for The Pioneers, it was inevitable that Cooper would seek a way to convert yet another area of his special knowledge into art. His first choice of career had been the U.S. Navy, in which he served as a midshipman from 1808 to 1810.

In 1823, Cooper began writing The Pilot, which he saw as a sea novel that seamen would a...(Read More)
 
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