James Fenimore Cooper The Prairie

ISBN 13: 9780300965537

9780300965537: The Prairie

The geological formation of that portion of the American Union, which lies between the AU eghauies and the Bocky Mountains, has given rise to many ingenious theories. Virtually, the whole of this immense region is a plain. For a distance extending nearly fifteen hundred miles east and west, and six hundred north and south, there is scarcely an elevation worthy to be called a mounteii a. Even hills are not common; though a good deal of the face of the country has more or less of that rolling character, which 13 described in the opening pages of this work. There is much reason to believe that the territory which DOW composes Ohio, I llinois, I ndiana, Michigan, and a laie portion of the country west of the Mississippi, lay fcamerly under water. The soil of all the former states has the appearance of an alluvial deposit; and isolated rocks have been found, of a Qi:iare and in situations wnich render it difficult to refute the opinion that they have been transferred to their present beds by floating ice. This theory assumes that the Great Lakes were the deep pools of one immense body of esh water, which lay too low to be drained by the irruption that laid bare the land. It will be remembered that the French, when masters of the Canadas and Louisiana, cli.imed the whole of the territory in question. Their hunters and advanced troops held the hist communications with the ri,u,i K.
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The fourth and last work chronologically in Cooper's Leather-stocking Tales, "Pioneers" is a historical novel that follows the later life of Natty Bumppo. Already introduced by the previous novels as the archetypal American frontiersman and friend to Indians, Natty now struggles with hunting and new societal laws that restrict the freedom of the wilderness he has always known. He finds allies of his rebellion in a local landowner's daughter and a mysterious young visitor in this rich depiction of early frontier life and the essential American character that clashes with the expanding nature of society. James Fenimore Cooper wrote a climactic drama that contains elements of an ecological novel which ultimately established him as one of the first great American novelists.

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James Fenimore Cooper
Published by Rinehart Company Inc (1950)
ISBN 10: 0300965532 ISBN 13: 9780300965537
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