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James Fenimore Cooper

James Fenimore Cooper is an American writer from the first half of the 19th century. His historical novels depicting Native American borders and 17th to 19th century life create a unique form of American literature. He spent most of his childhood and the last fifteen years of his life in Cooperstown, New York, where he was founded by his father William Cooper on the property he owned. Cooper joined the Episcopal Church shortly before his death and contributed generously to it. He attended Yale University for three years, where he was a member of the Linonian Association. After a stint on a commercial trip, Cooper served in the United States Navy as a lieutenant, where he learned sailing technology which greatly influenced many novels and works. The novel that launched his career was The Spy, a spy story set during the American Revolutionary War and published in 1821. He also created stories about the American seas.

Born September 15, 1789, Burlington, New Jersey
Died September 14, 1851, Cooperstown, New York
Occupation Author
Genre Historical fiction
Literary movement Romanticism
Notable works The Last of the Mohicans

About James Fenimore Cooper

He is well known for his Leatherstocking series, which is a collection of historical novels about Indians and frontier life. Cooper's Leatherstocking hero, Natty Bumppo, was also the protagonist of The Last of the Mohicans, his best-known work (1826).

James Fenimore Cooper before fame

He was a midshipman in the United States Navy, and his experiences impacted many of his works. In 1823, he released The Pioneers, the first Leatherstocking book.

Achievement of James Fenimore Cooper

He enrolled at Yale when he was thirteen years old, but was expelled after committing a deadly prank on a fellow student.

James Fenimore Cooper family life

In 1811, he married Susan Augusta de Lancey and kept his vow to create a better novel than any of the works she was reading. He and de Lancey had seven children together.

Associations of James Fenimore Cooper

The Last of the Mohicans, based on his novel, was adapted into a film starring Daniel Day Lewis as Natty Bumppo.

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Latest information about James Fenimore Cooper updated on August 06 2021.