Navigating the Transatlantic threshold: James Fenimore Cooper and the revolutionary Atlantic

Phair, Charles A.J. (2010) Navigating the Transatlantic threshold: James Fenimore Cooper and the revolutionary Atlantic. MRes thesis, University of Nottingham.

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Abstract

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)
Supervisors:Thompson, G.
Murray, D.
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
ID Code:1190
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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