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Published: 24 February 2011

208 Pages | 10 illustrations


ISBN: 9780199751693

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The Last of the Mohicans, Moby-Dick, and the Maori

Geoffrey Sanborn

  • Offers new source material for two of America's greatest novels: The Last of the Mohicans and Moby-Dick
  • Demonstrates how both Melville and Cooper drew on cultures and experiences outside of the U.S. to inform their fiction
  • Draws on archival research and primary source documents to illustrate the importance of the Maori in the cultural imaginary of nineteenth century America.