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James Fenimore Cooper

American author

1789   -   1851

genre: adventure novel
country of citizenship: United States of America
occupation: writer, military officer, novelist, children's writer
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James Fenimore Cooper (September 15, 1789 – September 14, 1851) was an American writer of the first half of the 19th century. His historical romances draw a picture of frontier and American Indian life in the early American days which created a unique form of American literature. He lived most of his life in Cooperstown, New York, which was founded by his father William on property that he owned. Cooper was a lifelong member of the Episcopal Church and contributed generously to it. He attended Yale University for three years, where he was a member of the Linonian Society.Cooper served in the U.S. Navy as a midshipman, which greatly influenced many of his novels and other writings. The novel that launched his career was The Spy, a tale about counter-espionage set during the American Revolutionary War and published in 1821. He also wrote numerous sea stories, and his best-known works are five historical novels of the frontier period known as the Leatherstocking Tales. Cooper's works on the U.S. Navy have been well received among naval historians, but they were sometimes criticized by his contemporaries. Among his most famous works is the Romantic novel The Last of the Mohicans, often regarded as his masterpiece (although it was mercilessly mocked by Mark Twain).
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series

1

The Pioneers

1823 book by James Fenimore Cooper

author: James Fenimore Cooper

1823

The Last of the Mohicans

1826 novel by James Fenimore Cooper

author: James Fenimore Cooper

1826

The Prairie

1827 book by James Fenimore Cooper

author: James Fenimore Cooper

1827

The Pathfinder, or The Inland Sea

1840 Book by James Fenimore Cooper

author: James Fenimore Cooper

1840

The Deerslayer

1841 Book by James Fenimore Cooper

author: James Fenimore Cooper

1841

works

20

Jack Tier, or the Florida Reef

novel by James Fenimore Cooper

author: James Fenimore Cooper

The Bravo

novel by James Fenimore Cooper

author: James Fenimore Cooper

1831

Precaution

novel by James Fenimore Cooper

author: James Fenimore Cooper

1820

The Pilot: A Tale of the Sea

novel by James Fenimore Cooper

author: James Fenimore Cooper

Lionel Lincoln

novel by James Fenimore Cooper

author: James Fenimore Cooper

1825

The Red Rover

novel by James Fenimore Cooper

author: James Fenimore Cooper

The Chainbearer

novel by James Fenimore Cooper

author: James Fenimore Cooper

1845

The American Democrat

book by James Fenimore Cooper

author: James Fenimore Cooper

1838

The Eclipse

memoir by James Fenimore Cooper

author: James Fenimore Cooper

1869

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