James Fenimore Cooper’s second novel, The Spy (1821), is based on Sir Walter Scott’s Waverly series, and tells an adventure tale about the American Revolution. The protagonist is Harvey Birch, a supposed loyalist who actually is a spy for George Washington, disguised as ‘Mr Harper.’ The book brought Cooper fame and wealth, and is regarded as the first great success in American fiction.
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July 26, 2013
Set in the time of the American Revolution this tale explores both the American and British point of views of the war. As well as following the mysterious peddler.