The Prairie

The Prairie

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by James Fenimore Cooper
     
 

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In The Prairie (1827), Cooper's most celebrated literary work, Natty Bumppo, now aged, is reduced to making a living by trapping. As his journey from Atlantic to Pacific nears its end in a vast uninhabited grassland that Cooper consistently imagines as an ocean of the interior, nothing less than the future identity of America is at stake.  See more details below

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In The Prairie (1827), Cooper's most celebrated literary work, Natty Bumppo, now aged, is reduced to making a living by trapping. As his journey from Atlantic to Pacific nears its end in a vast uninhabited grassland that Cooper consistently imagines as an ocean of the interior, nothing less than the future identity of America is at stake.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780674057944
Publisher:
Harvard
Publication date:
02/17/2014
Series:
John Harvard Library Series, #140
Pages:
560
Sales rank:
1,117,130
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.20(h) x 1.70(d)

Meet the Author

Domhnall Martin Mitchell is Professor of Nineteenth-Century American Literature at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim.

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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