Notions of the Americans: Picked Up by a Travelling Bachelor

Notions of the Americans: Picked Up by a Travelling Bachelor

by James Fenimore Cooper
     
 

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Notions of the Americans in considered Cooper’s first work of non-fiction despite a thin overlay of character and plot. Written in the form of a travel narrative, it addresses the widespread ignorance he encountered in Europe about the people and institutions of the United States. It is an exuberant chant of praise for American representative democracy,

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Notions of the Americans in considered Cooper’s first work of non-fiction despite a thin overlay of character and plot. Written in the form of a travel narrative, it addresses the widespread ignorance he encountered in Europe about the people and institutions of the United States. It is an exuberant chant of praise for American representative democracy, encapsulating the utopian vision that compelled Cooper’s writing career over three decades.

The introduction draws on materials never before published. this edition, distinguished by the seal of the Center for Scholarly Editions, is the first resetting of the text since the initial American edition in 1828.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780791402139
Publisher:
State University of New York Press
Publication date:
05/28/1991
Series:
Writings of James Fenimore Cooper Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
807
Product dimensions:
6.40(w) x 9.30(h) x 2.10(d)

Meet the Author

James Fenimore Cooper (1789-1851) was an American novelist whose works include The Last of the Mohicans, The Prairie, The Pathfinder, and The Deerslayer, collectively known as The Leatherstocking Tales.

Brief Biography

Date of Birth:
September 15, 1789
Date of Death:
September 14, 1851
Place of Birth:
Burlington, New Jersey
Place of Death:
Cooperstown, New York
Education:
Yale University (expelled in 1805)

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