The Later Years Yale University Press, American author James Fenimore Cooper — has been credited with inventing and popularizing a wide variety of genre fiction, including the Western, the spy novel, the high seas adventure tale, and the Revolutionary War romance. Franklin offers readers the most comprehensive portrait to date of this underappreciated American literary icon. The only scholarly journal devoted solely to the study of the literary culture of the fledgling United States, Literature in the Early American Republic LEAR is a peer-reviewed scholarly annual that promotes discussion of all facets of the literature that arose during the period roughly spanning from the adoption of the Constitution in to the death of James Fenimore Cooper in InJames Fenimore Cooper told his publisher that he wanted to write a story set on Lake Ontario.
Their earliest works appeared during a period in which the great European powers—France, Great Britain, Russia, and Germany—seemed to be preparing for war.
Both Le Queux and Oppenheim began writing their war prophecy novels during the last decade of the nineteenth century, the former with The Great War In England in and the latter with The Mysterious Mr.
Both authors also drew upon two other popular genres of their time—the adventure novel, as it had been developed by Robert Louis Stevenson and H. Successive generations of spy novelists would combine elements of these three genres in varying proportions, and many would also write about international crime and political intrigue, including the ultimate political act of assassination.
In addition to dealing with the threat of war, The Mysterious Mr. However, it is notable for its ingenious plot.
Le Queux, Oppenheim, and their imitators churned out a seemingly endless parade of ephemeral works. Long before their deaths, however, more skillful writers had begun to extend the artistic possibilities of spy fiction, using the subject as an opportunity to explore themes of loyalty, deceit, and betrayal in a gripping manner.Lily, Lindy M.
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With over 45 years of experience we look forward to helping you build your library. May 23, · James Fenimore Cooper IF A N Y T H I N G from the pen of the writer of these romances is at all to outlive himself, it is, unquestionably, the series of The Leather-Stocking Tales," wrote James Fenimore Cooper in when he first brought the five stories together to make a single tale of the life of his wilderness scout.
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