The spy

Book Cover
Average Rating
Publisher:
G.K. Hall,
Pub. Date:
[2000]
Language:
English
Description
Inspired by accusations of venality leveled at the men who captured Major Andre (Benedict Arnold's co-conspirator, executed for espionage in 1780), Cooper's novel centers on Harry Birch, a common man wrongly suspected by well-born Patriots of being a spy for the British. Even George Washington, who supports Birch, misreads the man, and when Washington offers him payment for information vital to the Patriot's cause, Birch scorns the money and asserts that his action were motivated not by financial reward, but by his devotion to the fight for independence. A historical adventure tale reminiscent of Sir Walter Scott's Waverley novels, The Spy is also a parable of the American experience, a reminder that the nation's survival, like its Revolution, depends on judging people by their actions, not their class or reputations.
Also in This Series
More Like This
More Details
ISBN:
9780783884905
Reviews from GoodReads
Loading GoodReads Reviews.
Tagging
Tags:
No Tags, Be the first to tag this record!
Staff View

Grouping Information

Grouped Work ID 579edff0-44bf-6e06-ed60-4492f5d39e91
Grouping Title spy
Grouping Author cooper james fenimore
Grouping Category book
Last Grouping Update 2017-12-19 00:07:53AM
Last Indexed 2018-09-21 01:34:46AM

Solr Details

accelerated_reader_interest_level
accelerated_reader_point_value 0
accelerated_reader_reading_level 0
author Cooper, James Fenimore, 1789-1851.
author_display Cooper, James Fenimore
available_at_school Bellevue Middle
collection_school Fiction
detailed_location_school Bellevue Middle - Teen Fiction
display_description
format_category_school Books
format_school Book
id 579edff0-44bf-6e06-ed60-4492f5d39e91
isbn 9780783884905
item_details ils:CARL0000514490|B00156552|Bellevue Middle - Teen Fiction|F COO|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||44130||
itype_school Book
last_indexed 2018-09-21T06:34:46.681Z
lexile_score -1
literary_form Fiction
literary_form_full Fiction
local_callnumber_school F COO
owning_library_school Schools
owning_location_school Bellevue Middle
primary_isbn 9780783884905
publishDate 2000
record_details ils:CARL0000514490|Book|Books||English|G.K. Hall,|[2000]|287 p. (large print) ; 25 cm.
recordtype grouped_work
scoping_details_school
Bib IdItem IdGrouped StatusStatusLocally OwnedAvailableHoldableBookableIn Library Use OnlyLibrary OwnedHoldable PTypesBookable PTypesLocal Url
ils:CARL0000514490 B00156552 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false true
subject_facet Historical fiction, Large type books, New York (State) -- History -- Revolution, 1775-1783 -- Fiction, Spy stories, United States -- History -- Revolution, 1775-1783 -- Fiction, War stories
title_display The spy
title_full The spy / James Fenimore Cooper
title_short The spy
topic_facet Fiction, History, Large type books