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The Water-Witch (Barnes & Noble Digital Library): Or, The Skimmer of the Seas
     

The Water-Witch (Barnes & Noble Digital Library): Or, The Skimmer of the Seas

by James Fenimore Cooper
 

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Pivoting on the attempts by Dutch merchants and American sailors to evade the taxes of the corrupt British government, The Water-Witch is almost prophetic as Cooper depicts the politics that led to the Revolution. The vivacious Alida de Barberie and her colorful crew make this one of Cooper’s most beguiling tales.  

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Pivoting on the attempts by Dutch merchants and American sailors to evade the taxes of the corrupt British government, The Water-Witch is almost prophetic as Cooper depicts the politics that led to the Revolution. The vivacious Alida de Barberie and her colorful crew make this one of Cooper’s most beguiling tales.  

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781411443167
Publisher:
Barnes & Noble
Publication date:
03/01/2011
Series:
Barnes & Noble Digital Library
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
480
File size:
529 KB

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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