Who is James Fenimore Cooper?

  • (noun): United States novelist noted for his stories of indians and the frontier life (1789-1851).
    Synonyms: Cooper

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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History Of Modern Literature - 19th Century - The Middle of The Century
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... Works by James Fenimore Cooper Date Title Subtitle Genre Topic, Location, Period 1820 Precaution novel England, 1813–1814 1821 The Spy A Tale of. 18th century 1834 A Letter to His Countrymen politics Why Cooper temporarily stopped writing 1835 The Monikins novel Antarctica, aristocratic monkeys, 1830s a satire on British and American ... of Otsego County, New York, 1763–1776 1843 Ned Myers or Life before the Mast biography of Cooper's shipmate who survived an 1813 sinking of a US ...
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 ... 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 ... 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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... 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 Dickens 7 December 1942 Robin Hood (Uncredited. 36 Typee Herman Melville 37 The Pioneers James Fenimore Cooper 38 The Adventures of Cellini John Addington Symonds 39 Jane Eyre Charlotte Brontë 40 Mysteries (The Pit and the Pendulum, The Unparalleled ... 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 ...

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