Captain Paul Alexandre Dumas

ISBN: 9781490945835

Published: July 8th 2013

Paperback

114 pages


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Captain Paul  by  Alexandre Dumas

Captain Paul by Alexandre Dumas
July 8th 2013 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, talking book, mp3, ZIP | 114 pages | ISBN: 9781490945835 | 6.26 Mb

The admirers of The Pilot, one of the most magnificent of Coopers novels, have evinced a general feeling of regret, in which we ourselves have deeply participated, that the book, once finished, we altogether lose sight of the mysterious being whomMoreThe admirers of The Pilot, one of the most magnificent of Coopers novels, have evinced a general feeling of regret, in which we ourselves have deeply participated, that the book, once finished, we altogether lose sight of the mysterious being whom we had followed with such intense interest, through the narrows of the Devils Grip, and the Cloisters of St, Ruth.

There is in the physiognomy, in the language, and in the actions of this person, introduced in the first place by the name of John, and afterwards under that of Paul, a melancholy so profound, a grief so bitter, a contempt of life of so intense a nature, that every reader desires to become acquainted with the motives which influenced so brave and generous a heart. For ourselves, we acknowledge that we have more than once been tempted, however indiscreet, to say the least of it, it might have been, to write to Cooper himself, and ask him for information regarding the early career and closing years of this adventurous seaman-information which we have vainly searched for in his narrative.

I thought that such a request would be readily forgiven by him to whom it was addressed, for it would have been accompanied by the expression of the most sincere and ardent admiration of his work- but I was restrained by the reflection that the author himself, perhaps, knew no more of that career, of which, he had given us but an episode, than that portion of it which had been illuminated by the sun of American Independence:



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