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The spy: a tale of the neutral ground

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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.
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Full title spy a tale of the neutral ground
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Looking for a stiff dose of seat-of-your-pants wartime action and adventure? Check out The Spy from American literary master James Fenimore Cooper. This extensively researched tale of the Revolutionary War focuses on the exploits of protagonist Harry Birch, who is passionately devoted to the cause of American independence but nonetheless finds himself falsely accused of treason.

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subject_facet New York (State) -- History -- Revolution, 1775-1783 -- Fiction, United States -- History -- Revolution, 1775-1783 -- Fiction
title_display The spy : a tale of the neutral ground
title_full The Spy A Tale of the Neutral Ground, The spy : a tale of the neutral ground / James Fenimore Cooper ; introduction and notes by Wayne Franklin
title_short The spy :
title_sub a tale of the neutral ground
topic_facet Classic Literature, Fiction, Historical Fiction, History, Literature