James Fenimore Cooper

James Fenimore Cooper (September 15, 1789 – September 14, 1851) was a prolific and popular American writer of the early 19th century. His historical romances of frontier and Indian life in the early American days created a unique form of American literature. He lived most of his life in Cooperstown, New York, established by his father William. Cooper was a lifelong member of the Episcopal Church and in his later years contributed generously to it. He attended Yale University for three years but was expelled for misbehavior. Before embarking on his career as a writer he served in the U.S. Navy as a Midshipman which greatly influenced many of his novels and other writings. He is best remembered as a novelist who wrote numerous sea-stories and the historical novels known as the Leatherstocking Tales. Among naval historians his works on early U.S. naval history have been widely received but were sometimes criticized by Cooper's contemporaries. Among his most famous works is the Romantic novel The Last of the Mohicans, often regarded as his masterpiece.

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... Dumas, père 4 August 1942 The Last of the Mohicans James Fenimore Cooper 5 September 1942 Moby Dick Herman Melville 6 October 1942 Tale of Two Cities Charles ... Edward Bulwer-Lytton 36 Typee Herman Melville 37 The Pioneers James Fenimore Cooper 38 The Adventures of Cellini John Addington Symonds 39 Jane Eyre Charlotte Brontë 40 ... Shakespeare 100 Mutiny on the Bounty Charles Nordhoff James Norman Hall 101 William Tell Frederick Schiller 102 The White Company Arthur Conan Doyle 103 Men Against the Sea Charles Nordhoff ...
James Fenimore Cooper - Works
... Works by James Fenimore Cooper Date Title Subtitle Genre Topic, Location, Period 1820 Precaution novel England, 1813–1814 1821 The Spy A Tale of the Neutral ... Alps, 18th century 1834 A Letter to His Countrymen politics Why Cooper temporarily stopped writing 1835 The Monikins novel Antarctica, aristocratic monkeys, 1830s a ... Myers or Life before the Mast biography of Cooper's shipmate who survived an 1813 sinking of a US sloop of war in a storm 1844 Afloat and Ashore or The Adventures of Miles Wallingford ...
History Of Modern Literature - 19th Century - The Middle of The Century
... James Fenimore Cooper began a series of stories featuring the characters Hawkeye and Chingachgook ... also historical novels, the earliest setting being approximately 100 years earlier than the year James Fenimore Cooper was writing it ... In 1843 the transatlantic author Henry James was born ...
List Of Fairfax County Public Schools Middle Schools - James Fenimore Cooper Middle School
... James Fenimore Cooper Middle School (Cluster 1 Grades 7-8, website), in McLean, is a public school named after the author James Fenimore Cooper ... Colvin Run, Churchill Road, and other elementary schools come to Cooper for middle school ... Cooper Middle's principal is Arlene Randall ...
Robert Frost Middle School (Fairfax County, Virginia) - James Fenimore Cooper Middle School
... James Fenimore Cooper Middle School (Cluster 1 Grades 7-8, website), in McLean, is a public school established in 1962 and named after the author James Fenimore Cooper ... Cooper serves the communities of McLean and Great Falls as well as certain parts of Vienna, Reston and Herndon ... Another program at Cooper is Mobile Team Challenge, an experiential team-building low ropes course designed to support the learning and emotional environment for the students ...

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    The American doctrinaire is the converse of the American demagogue, and, in this way, is scarcely less injurious to the public. The first deals in poetry, the last in cant. He is as much a visionary on one side, as the extreme theoretical democrat is a visionary on the other.
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    Individuality is the aim of political liberty. By leaving to the citizen as much freedom of action and of being, as comports with order and the rights of others, the institutions render him truly a freeman. He is left to pursue his means of happiness in his own manner.
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    The very existence of government at all, infers inequality. The citizen who is preferred to office becomes the superior to those who are not, so long as he is the repository of power, and the child inherits the wealth of the parent as a controlling law of society.
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    It is my hope to be able to prove that television is the greatest step forward we have yet made in the preservation of humanity. It will make of this Earth the paradise we have all envisioned, but have never seen.
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    America owes most of its social prejudices to the exaggerated religious opinions of the different sects which were so instrumental in establishing the colonies.
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