The Pilot: A Tale Of The Sea #2020

The Pilot: A Tale Of The Sea By James Fenimore Cooper The Pilot A Tale Of The Sea Having drawn on local knowledge and private information for The Spy and on his own boyhood experiences for The Pioneers it was inevitable that Cooper would seek a way to convert yet another area of h
  • Title: The Pilot: A Tale Of The Sea
  • Author: James Fenimore Cooper
  • ISBN: 9781421214771
  • Page: 281
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  • The Pilot: A Tale Of The Sea By James Fenimore Cooper
    The Pilot: A Tale Of The Sea By James Fenimore Cooper Having drawn on local knowledge and private information for The Spy and on his own boyhood experiences for The Pioneers, it was inevitable that Cooper would seek a way to convert yet another area of his special knowledge into art His first choice of career had been the U.S Navy, in which he served as a midshipman from 1808 to 1810.In 1823, Cooper began writing The Pilot,Having drawn on local knowledge and private information for The Spy and on his own boyhood experiences for The Pioneers, it was inevitable that Cooper would seek a way to convert yet another area of his special knowledge into art His first choice of career had been the U.S Navy, in which he served as a midshipman from 1808 to 1810.In 1823, Cooper began writing The Pilot, which he saw as a sea novel that seamen would appreciate for its fidelity and yet one that landsmen could understand Cooper s poetic power is reserved for the sea, which is no backdrop but a separate world with forces and laws of its own The individuation of the ships, particularly the personification of the Ariel, contributes to the magic, but the exhilaration of the book comes from the triumph of human skill and intelligence over the uncertainties and downright hostilities of a world of waves, winds, and hidden reefs The land offers neither a comparable challenge nor so heady a victory from the Introduction.
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    • James Fenimore Cooper

      James Feni Cooper was a popular and prolific American writer He is best known for his historical novel The Last of the Mohicans, one of the Leatherstocking Tales stories, and he also wrote political fiction, maritime fiction, travelogues, and essays on the American politics of the time His daughter Susan Feni Cooper was also a writer.Series The Leatherstocking Tales The Littlepage Manuscripts Afloat and Ashore Homeward Bound

    144 thoughts on “The Pilot: A Tale Of The Sea

    • A mysterious pair of ships, a large frigate, Spalmacity, 1,200 tons, and a tiny schooner, Ariel, 100 tons, sail quietly by the east coast of England, the time 1780, a group of workers sees them enter a small, obscure, dangerous bay, shoals and rocks underneath, the sun about to set, their flags are British Yankee ships, in fact , but something does not feel right, these nautical fools are tempting fate, the Englishmen on land, scatter in haste The ships calm pilot, not on board, but on shore, ca [...]


    • Pilot A Tale of the Sea by James Feni Cooper 1824One deviation from my normal reads Someone was asking about good historical fiction they might use for an essay and this was one of the offerings mentioned I couldn t resist since its a fictionalized account involving a notable hero of revolutionary fame in the United States of America.The novel itself reminded me of the style and scope of Paul Clifford by Edward Bulwer Lytton 1830 and the stranger s life, as it vicariously told, reminds me of Gi [...]


    • If anybody can spin a tale, it s Jimmy Cooper, and I mean that with the utmost respect He can literally put you in the story, in that time period, and given that none of us are from any but this one, can leave you confounded and a little unsettled But then, the times were much that way in this story, so if that was the intent of Cooper, it was mission accomplished.Set during the of the American revolution, our protaganists were on a mission for the congress of great importance, requiring them to [...]


    • One of the first American action books I read of that genre Being based on the real life exploits of John Paul Jones, Cooper romanticized sea life as well as giving a sense of American pride and identity People will say that it is romanticized and dramatized But to them I say, Why not Isn t that the point of a story This story drums up patriotism in a naive innocent way that skeptics and cynics of this age just don t get it.


    • The Pilot could be considered historical fiction in that it deals with historical events, being set in the American Revolutionary War, but written nearly forty years after its end The greater part of Cooper s work fits the genre, not that the term was in common use at the time It is also a novel of the sea, one in which its author being a former navy man took pains to be thoroughly authentic If for no other reason, it can be an interesting read for anyone interested in nautical subjects.Despite [...]


    • If James Feni Cooper had lived in the 20th Century he would have been a screen writer for Walt Disney His characters will never be unemployed as they reappear in each successive novel only with different names and in different locations They include A crotchety old man entrusted with the care of two young female relatives who are themselves divided by political or social concerns and who are both in love with two rebellious but earnest young men a devious suitor to one of the two ladies who is l [...]


    • As in The Spy, Cooper uses the Revolutionary War as his historical setting This sea novel opens as an American warship hovers off the NE coast of England under orders from Congress to give passage to a mysterious pilot, Mr Gray alias for John Paul Jones Two American officers, Lieutenants Edward Griffith and Richard Barnstable, along with Mr Gray, will lead the raids The sea adventure is mingled with the courtship of Cecilia Howard and Katherine Plowden by Griffith and Barnstable The young women [...]


    • After The Pioneers saw Feni Cooper find a voice and terrain in which he was eminently comfortable, he turned his attention next to another field he knew well the sea The Pilot sees again Feni Cooper wearing his knowledge visible You can taste the sea air, feel like you are on the Ariel with him Where he struggles is in the English court obviously interested in the higher echelons of English society it formed the background to his debut, Precaution , he however finds no authentic truth within the [...]


    • A novel by James Fenni Cooper about a fictional raid of England by the United States during the Revolutionary War This was not one of the books that feature Hawkeye the Pilot is based on a character inspired by John Paul Jones.Started a bit slow and didn t have the character development or plot suspense of Last of Mohicans but still a good readOne great feature was the good natured but strong rivalry and insults between the navy and marines who knew that the insults were flying so strongly back [...]


    • Persevere to accept the style and poetry of an earlier English writing, for the tale is well worth the read The Pilot character is famous I will not disclose his name , though the account in this book is probably not often read by those who read James Feni Cooper s works Why in today s schools, I doubt that it is politically correct to teach about the exploits of this patriotic pilot however, Cooper s romantic fiction of revolutionary naval battle provides a fascinating story that is historicall [...]


    • A very informed book in its descriptions of sailing This novel takes place at the time of the American Revolution and the eponymous pilot is John Paul Jones, the father of the American Navy A lot of the action takes place on land in Northumberland, England The language of the time slows you down a bit, but it s a great story.


    • I got very little out of this period adventure story I found the language very stilted and high flown and the subject matter involving so much description of ships and their paraphernalia very much out of my experience A bit of a struggle getting to the end


    • This is probably my favorite Cooper book, but not many people know about it It s arguably the FIRST American sea novel, and it s a great read Like most of the stuff of the time, there s a too heavy romantic side plot, but Long Tom Coffin is great, and the battle scenes are awesome.




    • Fairly gripping read, based on a true story The language is nearly two centuries old and that makes for some challenges but there are some great characters Could have been a bit shorter.


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