The Resource The Pioneers

The Pioneers

Label
The Pioneers
Title
The Pioneers
Statement of responsibility
James Fenimore Cooper ; introduction to the new edition by Hugh MacDougall
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In this classic novel, James Fenimore Cooper portrays life in a new settlement on New York's Lake Otsego in the closing years of the eighteenth century. He describes the year's cycle: the turkey shoot at Christmas, the tapping of maple trees, fishing for bass in the evening, the marshalling of the militia. But Cooper is also concerned with exploring the development of the cultural and philosophical underpinnings of the American experience. He writes of the conflicts within the settlement itself, focusing primarily on the contrast between the natural codes of the hunter and woodsman Natty Bumppo and his Indian friend John Mohegan and the more rigid structure of law needed by a more complex society. Quite possibly America's first best-seller (more than three thousand copies were sold within hours of publication), The Pioneers today evokes a vibrant and authentic picture of the American pioneering experience. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators
Member of
Summary
In the sequel to <I>The Pathfinder</I>, Hawkeye is 70 and has returned to his boyhood home at Lake Otsego
Tone
Writing style
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021538
Cataloging source
DLC
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1789-1851
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James Fenimore Cooper
Dewey number
813.2
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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True
Series statement
Leatherstocking tales
Series volume
0004
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Fiction / Classics
Target audience
adult
Label
The Pioneers
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
ODILO:034300003623
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781101657560
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
The Pioneers
Publication
Control code
ODILO:034300003623
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
http://library.link/vocab/inputERC
True
Isbn
9781101657560
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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