The Pilot (Barnes & Noble Digital Library): A Tale of the Sea

The Pilot (Barnes & Noble Digital Library): A Tale of the Sea

by James Fenimore Cooper
     
 

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Published in 1823, and written out of dissatisfaction with the nautical life depicted by Sir Walter Scott in The Pirate (1822), The Pilot pioneered a new kind of sea adventure tale which drew on its author's experiences as a merchant seaman and Navy sailor.  Set during the American Revolution, the novel features a character based on John Paul

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Published in 1823, and written out of dissatisfaction with the nautical life depicted by Sir Walter Scott in The Pirate (1822), The Pilot pioneered a new kind of sea adventure tale which drew on its author's experiences as a merchant seaman and Navy sailor.  Set during the American Revolution, the novel features a character based on John Paul Jones.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781411437548
Publisher:
Barnes & Noble
Publication date:
03/01/2011
Series:
Barnes & Noble Digital Library
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
492
Sales rank:
1,169,780
File size:
530 KB

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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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