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The Last Of The Foresters Or, Humors On The Border A Story Of The Old Virginia Frontier

By: John Esten Cooke
Published By: Double9 Books
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"The Last of the Foresters: Or, Humors on the Border" by John Esten Cooke is a captivating blend of historical fiction and comedy that transports readers to the rugged landscapes of the American frontier. Set against the backdrop of the Virginia borderlands, this novel follows the exploits of Colonel Robert Carrington, the last of the old Virginia foresters, as he navigates the challenges and eccentricities of frontier life. Cooke's masterful storytelling and sharp wit bring the characters and settings to life, immersing readers in a world filled with colorful personalities, daring adventures, and unexpected twists. Through Carrington's eyes, readers experience the humor and camaraderie of frontier society, as well as the tensions and conflicts that simmer beneath the surface. As Carrington encounters a cast of eccentric characters, from backwoods settlers to Native American tribes, he finds himself embroiled in a series of hilarious misadventures and unexpected encounters. From mistaken identities to outrageous schemes, "The Last of the Foresters" is a rollicking romp that keeps readers eagerly turning pages until the very end. With its unique blend of humor, adventure, and historical insight, "The Last of the Foresters: Or, Humors on the Border" is sure to delight readers of all ages, cementing John Esten Cooke's reputation as a master of frontier fiction.

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John Esten Cooke

John Esten Cooke (November 3, 1830 – September 27, 1886) was a novelist, writer, and poet from the United States. He was the poet Philip Pendleton Cooke's brother. During the American Civil War, Cooke served as a staff officer in the Confederate States Army cavalry for Maj. Gen. J. E. B. Stuart then, after Stuart's death, for Brig. Gen. William N. Pendleton. Flora, Stuart's wife, was Cooke's first cousin. Cooke was born on November 3, 1830 in Winchester, Virginia, as one of 13 children (five of whom survived childhood) to Bermuda-born planter and lawyer John R. Cooke and Maria Pendleton Cooke. He was born on the family's plantation, "Ambler's Hill," in the Shenandoah Valley near Winchester, Virginia. The family estate to which the Cookes had relocated burned destroyed in 1838. The family relocated to Charles Town, Virginia, and then to Richmond, Virginia, in 1840. Cooke briefly studied and practiced law in Richmond at his father's urging, but dropped out in 1849 when continued financial difficulties stopped him from enrolling at the University of Virginia. In 1851, he founded a law firm with his father, but his writing frequently interfered with his work.

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Product Details

  • Publisher: Double 9 Books
  • Publishing Year: 2024
  • Language: English
  • Paperback: 358 Pages
  • ISBN-10: 9363059707
  • ISBN-13: 9789363059702
  • Item Weight: 465.4g
  • Dimension : 216 x 140 x 19.7mm
  • Reading age: 10+
  • Country of Origin : India
  • Importer: Double 9 Books
  • Packer: Double 9 Books
  • Book Type : Fiction / General