Phair, Charles A.J. (2010) Navigating the Transatlantic threshold: James Fenimore Cooper and the revolutionary Atlantic. MRes thesis, University of Nottingham.
This study aims to investigate the invention of the American sea novel by James Fenimore Cooper in the early nineteenth century and how this relates to the socio/political tensions within transatlatic relationships.
The thesis focuses upon Fenimore Cooper's first three sea romances, The Pilot (1826), The Red Rover (1827) and the Water Witch (1830). By discussing how far these novels resonate with the conventions of the historical romance and how far they attempt to establish a sense of nautical realism, this thesis illuminates Cooper as an author less aligned from his usualy portrayal as a literary republican and more of a moderate federalist.
|Item Type:||Thesis (MRes)|
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||james fenimore cooper, atlantic, novels, fiction, literature, historical romance, sea romance, sea novel, nautical novel, american, pilot, red rover, water witch|
|Faculties/Schools:||UK Campuses > Faculty of Arts > School of American and Canadian Studies|
|Deposited By:||Mr Charles A. J. Phair|
|Deposited On:||21 Feb 2011 13:12|
|Last Modified:||21 Feb 2011 13:12|
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