The Spy

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Sprache - Englisch

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The Spy is a tale about counterespionage set during the Revolutionary War, with main character Harvey Birch, British loyalist who is in fact a George Washington's spy. The plot ranges back and forth over the neutral ground between the Continental and British armies with great haste and sweep. The action takes place so near to great events and the characters are all invested with something of the dusky light of heroes, while George Washington moves among them like an unsuspected god. This was the earliest American novel to win wide and permanent fame and may be said to have begun the type of romance which dominated U.S. fiction for 30 years. James Fenimore Cooper (1789-1851) was a prolific and popular American writer of the early 19th century. His historical romances of frontier and Indian life in the early American days created a unique form of American literature. Before embarking on his career as a writer, Cooper served in the U.S. Navy as a Midshipman, which greatly influenced many of his novels and other writings. The novel that launched his career was The Spy, he also wrote numerous sea stories, and his best-known works are five historical novels of the frontier period known as the Leatherstocking Tales. Among his most famous works is the Romantic novel The Last of the Mohicans, often regarded as his masterpiece.

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James Fenimore Cooper (1789–1851) holds a prestigious place in American literature as a prolific novelist and a critical proponent of early American nationalism. Born in Burlington, New Jersey, Cooper was educated at Yale before embarking on a brief naval career, experiences that would later deeply influence his nautical and historical novels. His first major success came with 'The Spy' (1821), which captured audiences with its blend of espionage and revolutionary sentiment set during the American War of Independence. Cooper is best known for his Leatherstocking series, including 'The Last of the Mohicans' (1826), which features the iconic character Natty Bumppo and reflects a romanticism and adventurous spirit emblematic of American lore. His profound engagement with themes of frontier life, Native American relations, and national identity helped to shape a nascent American literary culture. Cooper's narrative style combines historical realism with expressive character development, weaving complex tales that explore the socio-political landscapes of his time. His work not only entertained but also offered reflective commentary on the ethical and cultural dilemmas facing the young United States. Throughout his life, Cooper's contributions to literature won him international fame, and he remains a cornerstone in the foundation of American literary tradition.

Produkt Details

Verlag: DigiCat

Genre: Sprache - Englisch

Sprache: English

Umfang: 386 Seiten

Größe: 516,3 KB

ISBN: 8596547400400