The Pathfinder or the Inland Sea, Third of the Leatherstocking Tales

The Pathfinder or the Inland Sea, Third of the Leatherstocking Tales

by James Fenimore Cooper
     
 
Third of the Leatherstocking Tales (in terms of story sequence). Historical novel set in the 1750s and first published in 1840. The other Leatherstocking Tales are Deerslayer, Last of the Mohicans, Pioneers, and Prairie. according to Wikipedia: "James Fenimore Cooper (September 15, 1789 - September 14, 1851) was a prolific and popular American writer of the early

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Third of the Leatherstocking Tales (in terms of story sequence). Historical novel set in the 1750s and first published in 1840. The other Leatherstocking Tales are Deerslayer, Last of the Mohicans, Pioneers, and Prairie. according to Wikipedia: "James Fenimore Cooper (September 15, 1789 - September 14, 1851) was a prolific and popular American writer of the early 19th century. He is best remembered as a novelist who wrote numerous sea-stories and the historical novels known as the Leatherstocking Tales, featuring frontiersman Natty Bumppo. Among his most famous works is the Romantic novel The Last of the Mohicans, which many consider to be his masterpiece."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940000747780
Publisher:
B&R Samizdat Express
Publication date:
04/14/2012
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
707,532
File size:
1 MB

Meet the Author

James Fenimore Cooper (1789-1851) grew up at Otsego Hall, his father’s manorial estate near Lake Otsego in upstate New York. Educated at Yale, he spent five years at sea, as a foremast hand and then as a midshipman in the navy. At thirty he was suddenly plunged into a literary career when his wife challenged his claim that he could write a better book that the English novel he was reading to her. The result was Precaution (1820), a novel of manners. His second book, The Spy (1821), was an immediate success, and with The Pioneers (1823) he began his series of Leatherstocking Tales. By 1826 when The Last of the Mohicans appeared, his standing as a major novelist was clearly established. From 1826 to 1833 Cooper and his family lived and traveled in France, Switzerland, Italy, and Germany. Two of his most successful works, The Prairie and The Red Rover, were published in 1827. He returned to Otsego Hall in 1834, and after a series of relatively unsuccessful books of essays, travel sketches, and history, he returned to fiction – and to Leatherstocking – with The Pathfinder (1840) and The Deerslayer (1841). In his last decade he faced declining popularity brought on in part by his waspish attacks on critics and political opponents. Just before his death in 1851 an edition of his works led to a reappraisal of his fiction and somewhat restored his reputation as the first of American writers.

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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