Notions of the Americans, Volume 1 (Barnes & Noble Digital Library): Picked up by a Travelling Bachelor

Notions of the Americans, Volume 1 (Barnes & Noble Digital Library): Picked up by a Travelling Bachelor

by James Fenimore Cooper
     
 


In this work, Cooper adopts the perspective of a European traveling through the United States for the first time, revealing his impressions of Americans to fellow Europeans. Though lighthearted, this epistolary narrative draws deep comparisons between his “home country” and America—noting that he may be comparing an “unfortunate

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In this work, Cooper adopts the perspective of a European traveling through the United States for the first time, revealing his impressions of Americans to fellow Europeans. Though lighthearted, this epistolary narrative draws deep comparisons between his “home country” and America—noting that he may be comparing an “unfortunate tavern” to “not the worst, nor the middling, but the best similar object” in Europe.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781411460768
Publisher:
Barnes & Noble
Publication date:
07/05/2011
Series:
Barnes & Noble Digital Library
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
366
File size:
0 MB

Meet the Author


James Fenimore Cooper (1789–1851) is best known for his masterpiece The Last of the Mohicans. A prolific and popular American writer, Cooper wrote fiction, non-fiction, and even tried his hand at the supernatural. He wrote many stories about the sea as well as the historical novels of his series 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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