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James Fenimore Cooper - Thomas Raynesford Lounsbury
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Excerpt: ...Still Cooper not only did not intend to represent himself, he was unaware that he had done so. Nearly three years after in the columns of a weekly newspaper he stoutly defended himself against the imputation. It was useless. From this time forward the name of Effingham was often derisively applied to him in the controversies in which he was engaged. It was not merely the intemperate spirit exhibited, which destroyed the effect of the shrewd and just comments often appearing in Home as Found. This was full as much impaired by the display of personal weaknesses. Cooper''s foible about descent he could not help exposing. No thoughtful man denies the desirability of honorable lineage, or undervalues the possession of it; but not for the reasons for which the novelist regarded it and celebrated it. There was much in this single story to justify Lowell''s sarcasm, uttered ten years (p. 157) later, that Cooper had written six volumes to prove that he was as good as a lord. He traces his families up to remote periods in the past. He thereby shows their superiority to the newly-created family of the English baronet who is brought into the tale. It was to correct the erroneous impression, prevalent in Europe, that there was no stability, no permanent respectability in the society of this country, that he enlarged upon the date to which ancestry could be traced. The difficulty was to persuade anybody that the men who took the pains to look up their forefathers had any superiority to those who shared in the general indifference as to who their forefathers were. He went farther than this in some instances, and expressly implied that blood and birth were necessary to gentility. This was provincialism pushed to an extreme. Whatever we may think of its actual value, English aristocracy resembles in this gold and silver, that it has an accepted value independent of the character of its representatives. It is, therefore, current throughout the civilized world;... Thomas Raynesford Lounsbury, Books, Biography and Memoir, James Fenimore Cooper Books>Biography and Memoir The book has no illustrations or index. Purchasers are entitled to a free trial membership in the General Books Club where they can select from more than a million books without charge. Subjects: Literary Criticism / General; Biography

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Internationaler Buchtitel. In englischer Sprache. Verlag: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 144 Seiten, L=152mm, B=229mm, H=8mm, Gew.=218gr, [GR: 25500 - TB/Geschichte], [SW: - Biography / Autobiography], Kartoniert/Broschiert, Klappentext: The book has no illustrations or index. Purchasers are entitled to a free trial membership in the General Books Club where they can select from more than a million books without charge. Subjects: Literary Criticism / General; Biography The book has no illustrations or index. Purchasers are entitled to a free trial membership in the General Books Club where they can select from more than a million books without charge. Subjects: Literary Criticism / General; Biography

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EAN (ISBN-13): 9781770455962
ISBN (ISBN-10): 1770455965
Paperback
Publishing year: 2010
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
144 Pages
Weight: 0,218 kg
Language: eng/Englisch

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ISBN/EAN: 1770455965

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