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The race of man, while sheep in credulity, are wolves for conformity.
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IT is mere coincidence that Cooper was born in the year which produced The Power of Sympathy and that when he died Uncle Tom's Cabin was passing through its serial stage, and yet the limits of his life mark almost exactly the first great period of American fiction.

— Carl Clinton Van Doren

The region west of the Mississippi continued in the popular mind to be a strange land for which the reports of explorers and travellers did the work of fiction, and Cooper's Prairie had few followers.

— Carl Clinton Van Doren

The first writers are first and the rest, in the long run, nowhere but in anthologies.

— Carl Clinton Van Doren

Familiar life, tending to sordidness, had been succeeded by remote life, generally idealized; historical detail had been brought in to teach readers who were being entertained.

— Carl Clinton Van Doren

Melville brought to the task a sound knowledge of actual whaling, much curious learning in the literature of the subject, and, above all, an imagination which worked with great power upon the facts of his own experience.

— Carl Clinton Van Doren

It is obvious that no difficulty in the way of world government can match the danger of a world without it.

— Carl Clinton Van Doren

The most familiar quotations are the most likely to be misquoted. Some misquotations are still variable, some have settled down to false versions that have obscured the true ones. They have passed over from literature into speech.

— Carl Clinton Van Doren

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