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The Water-Witch
The Water-Witch (September 2021)
Or, The Skimmer of the Seas
James Fenimore Cooper - Author
Thomas Philbrick - Edited and with an introduction by
Marianne Philbrick - Edited and with an introduction by

An exciting tale of nautical adventure on the waters of colonial New York Harbor.

Chiefly set on the waters and islands of New York Harbor in the early years of the 1700s, James Fenimore Cooper's novel The Water-Witch (1830) paints a vivid picture of life in the little colonial port. It was familiar territory for Cooper, who a century later had served as a junior officer on ...(Read More)
 
 
The Red Rover
The Red Rover (January 1991)
A Tale
James Fenimore Cooper - Author
Thomas Philbrick - Edited, historical notes, and introduction
Marianne Philbrick - Edited, historical notes, and introduction

Turning to his own extensive maritime experience, Cooper's novel, written in Paris in 1827, reflects his immersion in the romantic movement that was sweeping the Continent. European readers enjoyed his poetic and imaginative portrayal of the sea, while American readers were interested in how he depicted the early stirrings of nationalism in the New World decades prior to the Revolution.

Cooper's striking associatio...(Read More)
 
 
Wyandotte, or the Hutted Knoll
Wyandotte, or the Hutted Knoll (June 1981)
A Tale
James Fenimore Cooper - Author
Thomas Philbrick - Edited, historical notes, and introduction
Marianne Philbrick - Edited, historical notes, and introduction

"One of the misfortunes of a nation, is to hear little besides its own praises," wrote James Fenimore Cooper in his Preface to Wyandottein 1843. The novel arrived at a time when a patriotic mythology about the American Revolution was developing, and Cooper's somber tale of the sufferings of an isolated family in upstate New York during the Revolution was not congruent with the celebratory stories then being told. One reviewer indeed objecte...(Read More)
 
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