Review 1: The Wing-and-Wing: or Le Feu-Follet by James Fenimore Cooper

Perhaps not as well known as The Pilot (1824), James Fenimore Cooper’s fictional account of John Paul Jones’s adventures, The Wing-and-Wing (1842) is closer to the late Twentieth Century notion of “mainstream” historic naval fiction. Set in the Mediterranean in the months following Nelson’s victory at the Nile, The Wing-and-Wing is the story of a bold captain and his plucky crew prevailing over great odds by superior strategy, seamanship and gunnery.

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One thought on “Review 1: The Wing-and-Wing: or Le Feu-Follet by James Fenimore Cooper

  1. It’s a good book. The opening is a little cheesy, but once things get underway, there’s a compelling plot and themes.

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