James Fenimore Cooper: Leather-stocking Redux; or, Old Tales, New Essays (AMS Studies in the Nineteenth-Century No. 43)
By: Jeffrey Walker (editor)Paperback
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The ten original essays in this collection, all by internationally known Cooper scholars, offer fresh and original insights into the five Leather-Stocking Tales: "The Pioneers" (1823), "The Last of the Mohicans" (1826), "The Prairie" (1827), "The Pathfinder" (1840), and "The Deerslayer" (1841). Treating the novels individually or commenting on the series as a whole, the contributors address such issues as race, gender, and ethnicity in Cooper's world and their relationship to ours, as well as scholarly responses to the politics and economics of the early Republic and discussions of the nature of American frontier society in the first half of the nineteenth century.Intended to be used as a companion to a study of Cooper and his Leather-Stocking novels, this collection of lively, informative, and readable essays will encourage serious contemporary discussion of America's first successful - and at one time most popular - novelist.
Jeffrey Walker, "Leather-Stocking Redux: An Introduction Anew, and Anon"; William Decker, "The Africanist Presence in The Pioneers"; Allan M. Axelrad, "The Last of the Mohicans, Race Mixing, and America's Destiny"; Barbara Alice Mann, "Sex and the Single Mixed Blood"; Robert Daly, "Mohicans, Virtue Ethics, Literature, and Life"; Signe O. Wegener, "Marmaduke Temple: James Fenimore Cooper's Portrait of an American Man of Leisure"; Lance Schachterle, "On The Prairie"; John McWilliams, "Inscribing the Prairie Sunset: Cooper, Cather, and Momaday"; Matthew Wynn Sivils, "'Its Ghastly Visage': Cooper's Leather-Stocking Tales and the Grotesque"; Steven P. Harthorn, "The Pathfinder and Cooper's Return to Popular Literature"; Wayne Franklin, "'One More Scene': The Marketing Context of Cooper's 'Sixth' Leather-Stocking Tale".
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