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The spy : a tale of the neutral ground /

by Cooper, James Fenimore; Franklin, Wayne.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: Penguin classics. Publisher: New York : Penguin Books, 1997Description: xxxii, 412 p. ; 20 cm.ISBN: 0140436286 (pbk.) :.Title notes: c.1 $12.95 prolam 11-97Subject(s): New York (State) -- History -- Revolution, 1775-1783 -- Fiction | United States -- History -- Revolution, 1775-1783 -- Fiction | Historical fiction | War stories
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Adult Collection Adult Fiction FIC COO 1997 Available 39270001564990

Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

A historical adventure reminiscent of Sir Walter Scott's Waverley romances, Cooper's novel centers on Harvey Birch, a common man wrongly suspected of being a spy for the British.<br> <br> For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.<br>

Includes bibliographical references (p. [xxxi]-xxxii).

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Table of contents provided by Syndetics

  • Acknowledgments (p. ix)
  • Historical Introduction (p. xiii)
  • To James Aitchison [1821] (p. 1)
  • Preface [1821] (p. 2)
  • Preface to the Second Edition [1822] (p. 6)
  • To James Aitchison [1822] (p. 8)
  • Preface to the Third Edition [1822] (p. 9)
  • Introduction [1831] (p. 12)
  • Introduction [1849] (p. 17)
  • The Spy (p. 22)
  • Explanatory Notes (p. 425)
  • Textual Commentary (p. 435)
  • Textual Notes (p. 458)
  • Emendations (p. 460)
  • Rejected Readings (p. 546)
  • Word-Division (p. 550)

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Library Journal Review

Written in 1821, this historical novel is Cooper's paean to the Revolutionary War, as protagonist Harry Birch finds himself wrongly accused of selling vital information to the British. The book incorporates several real characters, including George Washington. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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