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The Pathfinder

Barnes & Noble Library of Essential Reading

by James Fenimore Cooper Author · Kevin Hayes Author of introduction, etc.


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In The Pathfinder, James Fenimore Cooper tells a thrilling tale of naval adventure, rival love, and wilderness experience that captures the rough-and-tumble life on the shores of Lake Ontario during the French and Indian War. Cooper is the foremost author of historical romance in American literature, and The Pathfinder remains one of the finest examples of the genre. The Pathfinder stands alone as an example of Cooper's unique ability to depict how the combination of tenderness and violence brings order to the American frontier.

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James Fenimore Cooper (Author)

James Cooper (he added the Fenimore when he was in his 30s) was born September 15, 1789, in Burlington, New Jersey, to William Cooper and Elizabeth Fenimore Cooper. In 1790 the family moved to the frontier country of upstate New York, where Willia...

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