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The Red Rover

James Fenimore Cooper

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. . .ant is before her eyes, there will be a clamour in Newport. Now that the Lord has graciously given me the hopes of a respite, there can be no sin in wishing to enjoy it in peace."

Although the Rover was far from believing, with his captive, that the tongue of Desire could disturb the harmony of his ship, he was in the humour to be indulgent. Touching the spring again, he took a handful of the gold, and, extending it towards Homespun demanded,--

"Will you take the bounty, and the oath? The money will then be your own."

"The Lord defend us from the evil one, and deliver us all from temptation!" ejaculated the tailor: "Heroic Rover, I have a dread of the law. Should any evil overcome you, in the shape of a King's cruiser, or a tempest cast you on the land, there might be danger in being contaminated too closely with your crew. Any little services which I may render, on compulsion, will be overlooked, I humbly hope and I trust to your magnanimity, h. . . Read More

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Being as JFC's mother is a blood relative I am more than obligated to read his books.

In typical fashion Cooper weaves together a great story with his quintessential surprise ending that leaves you with a great emotional upwelling of Christian love and American patriotic zeal. Get ready to pull out your dictionary for the use of nautical words and idioms is everywhere in this book bu

James Fenimore Cooper best known today for The Last of the Mohicans and four other dramatic Leatherstocking Tales was the first American novelist with a best-selling book at home and abroad, The Spy in 1821 (very good), he popularized the literature across the seas, Europeans loved them, their actio

As a youngster I always had a frisson of excitement whenever I began a new comic, or graphic novel as they are now called, and when I picked up 'The Red Rover' and read the first few frames the same feeling was there. I suppose I've never grown up!

'The Red Rover' features the Navy's Henry Ark, masqu

I would call James Fenimore Cooper's works slightly enigmatic - he makes it rather difficult to draw connections between events and people, and plot structures don't seem to be his strongest point. The plot just meanders along following long adventures which should be sub-points to the plot but whic

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