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According to Twain, what literary offenses did Fenimore Cooper not commit?

In Fenimore Cooper's Literary Offences, Mark Twain avers: Cooper's art has some defects. In one page in Deerslayer, and in the restricted space of two-thirds of a page, Cooper has scored 114 offences ...
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Who were the attackers of Glens Falls? (The Last of the Mohicans)

As someone who hasn't read much about Native Americans, the variety of nations in The Last of the Mohicans felt overwhelming. I understand that Iroquois fought by the British side, and Hurons fought ...
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Why is Chingachgook regarded as a romantic character?

In The Last of the Mohicans: A Narrative of 1757 Chingachgook is a romantic character. He lives in harmony with nature and is loyal and brave. However, I am having trouble finding a quotation or ...
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Did later literary analysis agree with Mark Twain's criticism of J.F. Cooper?

This excellent answer by @CHEESE linked to a Mark Twain's "Fenimore Cooper's Literary Offenses". SPOILER ALERT: That essay is extremely critical of Cooper's work. Did later literary analysis largely ...
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