The Resource The pathfinder, by James Fenimore Cooper ; introduction by Wayne Franklin

The pathfinder, by James Fenimore Cooper ; introduction by Wayne Franklin

Label
The pathfinder
Title
The pathfinder
Statement of responsibility
by James Fenimore Cooper ; introduction by Wayne Franklin
Creator
Contributor
Editor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In The Pathfinder,Cooper resuscitated the figure of Natty Bumppo, returning the Leather-Stocking to the New York forest. The imagination that revived Natty from the grave was intent on the author's own return, not just to modes he had seemingly abandoned, but to a position of moral authority in a republic about which he was deeply worried. Although Cooper still believed in the democratic-republican creed of Jefferson and Jackson, he agreed with the Commodore in Home as Found that America most of all needed "Washington and Natty Bumppo" again. As for the second part of that team, Cooper was only to happy to oblige. He offered him as "the Pathfinder" (another of his happy coinages in the series of novels)--Pathfinder for the nation, not just for Mabel Dunham and her party. Natty Bumppo would come to play a crucial role in the book because of its eventually amphibious nature--for the book as finished combined Cooper's two most successful arenas of action, the forest and the sea. The Pathfinder would also, and again with regard to Natty, fuse adventure tale with love plot. Cooper had made love part of his stories in the previous Leather-Stocking Tales, but (with the notable exception of Cora and Uncas in The Last of the Mohicans) always among his upper-class white characters, so that Natty's new vulnerability to sexual passion marks a turn in the class dynamics of Cooper's fiction. Natty is not the stoic, sexless figure of the first three books but rather a man of flesh and blood. He also has a more truly social existence than the three earlier books accorded him" --
Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
813/.2
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS1410.A2
LC item number
S73 2014eb
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
The John Harvard Library
Label
The pathfinder, by James Fenimore Cooper ; introduction by Wayne Franklin
Publication
Note
"The text in this volume is from the writings of James Fenimore Cooper, edited by James P. Elliott, Chief Textual Editor, sponsored by Clark University and the American Antiquarian Society, assisted by the Program for Editions of the National Endowment for the Humanities, and published by The State University of New York Press. Copyright 1981 by State University of New York. Special content for The John Harvard Library edition copyright 2015 by the President and Fellows of Harvard College"--Title page verso
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unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000054659885
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780674967526
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b32763554
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)900606209
  • ebsco0674967526

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