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The Water-Witch

Or, The Skimmer of the Seas · Barnes & Noble Digital Library

by James Fenimore Cooper


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Pivoting on the attempts by Dutch merchants and American sailors to evade the taxes of the corrupt British government, The Water-Witch is almost prophetic as Cooper depicts the politics that led to the Revolution. The vivacious Alida de Barberie and her colorful crew make this one of Cooper's most beguiling tales.

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James Fenimore Cooper (Author)

James Fenimore Cooper (1789–1851) is best known for his masterpiece The Last of the Mohicans. A prolific and popular American writer, Cooper wrote fiction, non-fiction, and even tried his hand at the supernatural. He wrote many stories about the s...

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