The Gentleman in the Garden

The Gentleman in the Garden : The Influential Landscape in the Works of James Fenimore Cooper

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The Gentleman in the Garden: The Influential Landscape of James Fenimore Cooper examines the profound and previously unrecognized relationship between landscape and social standing in the work of James Fenimore Cooper. Both a broad overview of Cooper's work and an in-depth examination of its views on society,The Gentleman in the Garden is a creative and insightful exploration of the pioneer aesthetic of one of America's earliest authors.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 120 pages
  • 147.3 x 223.5 x 15.2mm | 272.16g
  • Lexington Books
  • Lanham, MD, United States
  • English
  • bibliography, index
  • 0739105817
  • 9780739105818

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Jargon free and imbued with a deep appreciation of the primary literature, Russ Newman's study of Cooper provides an excellent rereading of a host of previously neglected novels. Newman takes us on a voyage through Cooper's novels that provides a refreshing reassessment of the role of nature in the development of Cooper's major heroic theme: the new American gentleman. -- Patrick Murphy Ecocritical analysis of Cooper is long overdue, and Newman delivers it with intelligence and insight. -- James M. Cahalan, Author of Edward Abbey: A Lifeshow more

About Russell T. Newman

Russell Newman is Assistant Professor at Indiana University of Pennsylvania.show more

Table of contents

Chapter 1 Introduction Chapter 2 The Gentleman from the American Garden Chapter 3 Creating the Gentleman, Creating the American Garden Chapter 4 The Wilderness and the Gentleman Chapter 5 The Gentleman and the Island Chapter 6 The Sea and the Old Country Chapter 7 Conclusionshow more