The Crater: Vulcan's Peak

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"The Crater" (originally published in 1847) is one of the first castaway books after Robinson Crusoe, and was the basis for Jules Verne"s "The Mysterious Island." It's also an early book about a utopia.

This book is one of Cooper's last works, and one of his most impressive. A wealth of scientific and technological information is displayed in both the maritime exploits of the earlier portion and the construction of the colony in the second half of the book, and is impressive evidence of Cooper's mastery of nineteenth century discoveries. Iin his novels of social criticism, such as "The Crater," Cooper created memorable characters and events that bear witness to his perceptive intellect and his observing eye.

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James Fenimore Cooper (1789-1851) was an American novelist, travel writer, and social critic, regarded as the first great American writer of fiction. He was famed for his action-packed plots and his vivid, if somewhat idealized, portrayal of American life in the forest and at sea.

Born in Burlington, New Jersey, Cooper grew up in Cooperstown, a central New York State town founded by his father. Much of Cooper's knowledge of the forest and Native Americans was gathered firsthand during his boyhood in a region still very much a wilderness. After being expelled from Yale University in 1805 for his prankish behavior, Cooper served as a sailor in the merchant marine and as a midshipman in the United States Navy. He left naval service in 1811 to marry Susan DeLancey, and for several years managed his wife's income-producing estates in Westchester County, New York.

Cooper began his writing career at the age of 30. He wrote his first book, "Precaution" (1820), primarily to demonstrate to his wife that he could write a better novel than the one he was reading to her at the time. "Precaution" was a conventional novel of English manners and was not a success. Cooper chose for his second book a subject closer to home, and the result, "The Spy" (1821), a novel about the American Revolution (1775-1783) in New York State, was successful both in the United States and abroad. In 1823 Cooper wrote "The Pioneers," the first of the five novels that make up the Leatherstocking Tales. The remaining four books were - "The Last of the Mohicans" (1826), "The Prairie" (1827), "The Pathfinder" (1840), and "The Deerslayer" (1841).

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