Loyalty, Independence, And James Fenimore Cooper's Revolution

Simpson Erik

in Mercenaries in British and American Literature, 1790-1830

Published by Edinburgh University Press

Published in print May 2010 | ISBN: 9780748636440
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780748651603 | DOI:
Loyalty, Independence, And James Fenimore Cooper's Revolution

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This chapter considers the early novels of James Fenimore Cooper. One of these is The Spy, which features problems of wartime heroism and creates a dialectical relationship between the mercenary and the spy. The chapter notes that the characters help develop models of private affiliation which do involve the promotion of multiple and non-exclusive attachments.

Keywords: James Fenimore Cooper; Spy; wartime heroism; dialectical relationship; private affiliation; non-exclusive attachments

Chapter.  8130 words. 

Subjects: Literary Studies (1500 to 1800)

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