Posted by Marcia on July 31, 1998 at 15:35:00:
In Reply to: Re: A question about the Cliffs? posted by Gayle on July 31, 1998 at 14:27:05:
: The cliffs are on the north western corner of Lake George in New York State. In the book, Cooper was very geographically specific in every location and movement of the action, and you can take a map of NY and literally follow the path of every action in the novel. I enjoy using a map with a story based in history, and I have been amazed at the accuracy with which Cooper used the actual terrain in every book. Even such features of the landscape as certain trees and rocks and specific formations of the lakeshores and mountains are still to be seen exactly as he described them.
Wow, Gayle...that's amazing. Thanks for sharing that with us. I promise not to do any Cooper-bashing for at least a week, in honor of this new info. ;-} I'm so glad Katherine asked. It almost makes me want to dig out the book again & look for those details. Almost.
(but who promises to try to think more highly of him!)
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