About James Fenimore Cooper

Works Online

Autobiography of a Pocket-Handkerchief
New York
Tales for Fifteen Imagination and Heart
The Lake Gun
The Last of the Mohicans A Narrative of 1757
The Pathfinder
The Pioneers The Sources of the Susquehanna


1789 James Fenimore Cooper was the son of a wealthy, landowning Judge William Cooper, born in Burlington, New Jersey.

1790 Family moved to Cooperstown, New York, a frontier settlement founded by Judge Cooper near Otsego Lake.

1811 Married Susan DeLancey and settled down as a gentleman farmer.

1820 Precaution was published. This was his first book and it was a failure.

1821 The Spy (his second book published), was a patriotic story of the American Revolution and was an immediate success.

1823 Cooper published The Pioneers

1840 The Deerslayer was published

1841 The Pathfinder was published.

09/14/1851 James Fenimore Cooper died, and was buried in the cemetery of Cooperstown

Resources On The Web

The Leatherstocking Tales - Contains literary criticism, messageboard, guides to Cooper's works.

James Fenimore Cooper Society Home Page - Materials for Scholars, Students, and Readers

James Fenimore Cooper - contains many links for usefull Cooper references

James Fenimore Cooper Home As Found - Biographical Information & Links to other Sites Relevant to James Fenimore Cooper




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