The pioneers; or, The sources of the Susquehanna: a descriptive tale. By: J. Fenimore Cooper: Historical novel

The pioneers; or, The sources of the Susquehanna: a descriptive tale. By: J. Fenimore Cooper: Historical novel

by J. Fenimore Cooper

Paperback

$12.75
Choose Expedited Shipping at checkout for guaranteed delivery by Monday, November 18

Overview

The Pioneers, or The Sources of the Susquehanna; a Descriptive Tale is a historical novel by American writer James Fenimore Cooper. It was the first of five novels known as the Leatherstocking Tales. Published in 1823, the period it covers makes The Pioneers the fourth chronologically in terms of the novels' plots.The Pioneers, or The Sources of the Susquehanna; a Descriptive Tale is a historical novel by American writer James Fenimore Cooper. It was the first of five novels known as the Leatherstocking Tales. Published in 1823, the period it covers makes The Pioneers the fourth chronologically in terms of the novels' plots....

James Fenimore Cooper (September 15, 1789 - September 15, 1851) was a prolific and popular American writer of the early 19th century.
His historical romances of frontier and Indian life in the early American days created a unique form of American literature. He lived most of his life in Cooperstown, New York, which was founded by his father William on property that he owned. Cooper was a lifelong member of the Episcopal Church and, in his later years, contributed generously to it.He attended Yale University for three years, where he was a member of the Linonian Society, but was expelled for misbehavior.
Before embarking on his career as a writer, he served in the U.S. Navy as a Midshipman, which greatly influenced many of his novels and other writings. The novel that launched his career was The Spy, a tale about counterespionage set during the Revolutionary War and published in 1821. He also wrote numerous sea stories, and his best-known works are five historical novels of the frontier period known as the Leatherstocking Tales. Among naval historians, Cooper's works on the early U.S. Navy have been well received, but they were sometimes criticized by his contemporaries. Among his most famous works is the Romantic novel The Last of the Mohicans, often regarded as his masterpiece.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781542999359
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 02/08/2017
Pages: 270
Sales rank: 340,590
Product dimensions: 8.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.57(d)

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See All Customer Reviews