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The Monikins is a 1835 novel, written by James Fenimore Cooper. The novel, a beast fable was written between his composition of two of his more famous novels from the Leatherstocking Tales, The Prairie and The Pathfinder.Critic Christina Starobin compares the novels plot to Jonathan Swift's Gulliver's Travels.The novel, narrated by the main character, the English Sir John Goldencalf, is a satirical novel as Goldencalf alongside the American captain Noah Poke, travel on a series of humorous adventures. The novel is not very popular amongst readers of Cooper.A contemporary critic of the novel in The Knickerbocker, described the novel with great disappointment. It is not improbable that some of those who read this book, may feel a wish to know in what manner I became possessed of the manuscript. Such a desire is too just and natural to be thwarted, and the tale shall be told as briefly as possible. During the summer of 1828, while travelling among those valleys of Switzerland which lie between the two great ranges of the Alps, and in which both the Rhone and the Rhine take their rise, I had passed from the sources of the latter to those of the former river, and had reached that basin in the mountains that is so celebrated for containing the glacier of the Rhone, when chance gave me one of those rare moments of sublimity and solitude, which are the more precious in the other hemisphere from their infrequency. This link for educational purpose only. Please remove file from your computer after familiarization.

The Monikins is a 1835 novel, written by James Fenimore Cooper. The novel, a beast fable was written between his composition of two of his more famous novels from the Leatherstocking Tales, The Prairie and The Pathfinder.Critic Christina Starobin compares the novels plot to Jonathan Swift's Gulliver's Travels.The novel, narrated by the main character, the English Sir John Goldencalf, is a satirical novel as Goldencalf alongside the American captain Noah Poke, travel on a series of humorous adventures. The novel is not very popular amongst readers of Cooper.A contemporary critic of the novel in The Knickerbocker, described the novel with great disappointment. It is not improbable that some of those who read this book, may feel a wish to know in what manner I became possessed of the manuscript. Such a desire is too just and natural to be thwarted, and the tale shall be told as briefly as possible. During the summer of 1828, while travelling among those valleys of Switzerland which lie between the two great ranges of the Alps, and in which both the Rhone and the Rhine take their rise, I had passed from the sources of the latter to those of the former river, and had reached that basin in the mountains that is so celebrated for containing the glacier of the Rhone, when chance gave me one of those rare moments of sublimity and solitude, which are the more precious in the other hemisphere from their infrequency. On every side the view was bounded by high and ragged mountains, their peaks glittering near the sun, while directly before me, and on a level with the eye, lay that miraculous frozen sea, out of whose drippings the Rhone starts a foaming river, to glance away to the distant Mediterranean. For the first time, during a pilgrimage of years, I felt alone with nature in Europe. Alas! the enjoyment, as all such enjoyments necessarily are amid the throngs of the old world, was short and treacherous. James Fenimore Cooper (September 15, 1789 – September 15, 1851) was a prolific and popular American writer of the early 19th century.His historical romances of frontier and Indian life in the early American days created a unique form of American literature. He lived most of his life in Cooperstown, New York, which was founded by his father William on property that he owned. Cooper was a lifelong member of the Episcopal Church and, in his later years, contributed generously to it.[1] He attended Yale University for three years, where he was a member of the Linonian Society, but was expelled for misbehavior. Before embarking on his career as a writer, he served in the U.S. Navy as a Midshipman, which greatly influenced many of his novels and other writings. The novel that launched his career was The Spy, a tale about counterespionage set during the Revolutionary War and published in 1821.He also wrote numerous sea stories, and his best-known works are five historical novels of the frontier period known as the Leatherstocking Tales. Among naval historians, Cooper's works on the early U.S. Navy have been well received, but they were sometimes criticized by his contemporaries. Among his most famous works is the Romantic novel The Last of the Mohicans, often regarded as his masterpiece.James Fenimore Cooper was born in Burlington, New Jersey in 1789 to William Cooper and Elizabeth (Fenimore) Cooper, the eleventh of 12 children, most of whom died during infancy or childhood. He was descended from James Cooper of Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, England, who emigrated to the American colonies in 1679. James and his wife were Quakers who purchased plots of land in New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Seventy-five years after his arrival in America, his great-grandson William was born on December 2, 1754.

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Book pages: 222

ISBN: 153512301X

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Published: 14 September 2021 - 22:00