6 thoughts on “Violence in the Early American Novel

  1. i’ve read the Cooper but not Wieland altho i have it… i couldn’t get the video gadget to work, not surprising as i’m totally incompetent at that sort of computer stuff lol…

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  2. tx for the link! i couldn’t understand some of what you said because i’m moderately hearing impaired, but the pictures were glorious! Cooper is one of my favorite writers. i guess i judge writing by the personality i sense while reading and not by their use of language, which might be a fault, possibly… i’m not driven to read Brown by what you said, as believing as i do that most humans are nuts, i try to not get immersed in their imaginary problems, lol… more Cooper this year in my posts if the gods smile…

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    1. I’m so glad you enjoyed the paintings! (Bierstadt, mostly. ๐Ÿ˜€ ) Also, I have started adding custom closed captions to the videos, so hopefully that will improve the video experience in the future…

      Your “personality” gauge makes sense to me. I feel that way with certain authors, even if I don’t completely care for their writing style at times (*cough* Chesterton).

      Do you have a favorite Cooper novel?

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      1. i (haha)usually like the last one i read the most! his marine stories are thrilling and inventive as he spent a long time on sailing ships as a youth… Jack Tier i liked a lot, but not exclusively…

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  3. Excellent comparison of books from those two time periods and authors! I have not read either, but see the different storylines and ways of telling a story interesting to compare! I had found a very old hardcover copy of The Last of the Mohicans in a free library last yr, hadnโ€™t yet read. And I am looking forward myself to reading more Gothic style novels & poetry along with Romantic era, which Iโ€™ve been more familiar ๐Ÿ™‚

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