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The Library of the World’s Best Literature. An Anthology in Thirty Volumes. 1917.

James Fenimore Cooper (1789–1851)

Cooper, James Fenimore. An American novelist and historian; born in Burlington, NJ, Sept. 15, 1789; died at Cooperstown, NY, Sept. 14, 1851. His novels comprise: ‘Precaution’ (1820); ‘The Spy’ (1821); ‘The Pioneers’ (1823); ‘The Pilot’ (1823); ‘Lionel Lincoln’ (1825); ‘The Last of the Mohicans’ (1826); ‘The Red Rover’ (1827); ‘The Prairie’ (1827); ‘The Traveling Bachelor’ (1828); ‘Wept of the Wish-ton-Wish’ (1829); ‘The Water Witch’ (1830); ‘The Bravo’ (1831); ‘The Heidenmauer’ (1832); ‘The Headsman’ (1833); ‘The Monikins’ (1835); ‘Homeward Bound’ (1838); ‘Home as Found’ (1838); ‘The Pathfinder’ (1840); ‘Mercedes of Castile’ (1840); ‘The Deerslayer’ (1841); ‘The Two Admirals’ (1842); ‘Wing and Wing’ (1842); ‘Ned Myers’ (1843); ‘Wyandotte’ (1843); ‘Afloat and Ashore’ (1844); ‘Miles Wallingford’ (1844); ‘The Chainbearer’ (1845); ‘Satanstoe’ (1845); ‘The Redskins’ (1846); ‘The Crater’ (1847); ‘Jack Tar’ (1848); ‘Oak Openings’ (1848); ‘The Sea Lions’ (1849); ‘The Ways of the Hour’ (1850). He also wrote ‘Notions of the Americans’ (1828); to vindicate his countrymen from the false ideas of foreigners—after which the foreign journals at once ceased praising his novels and became unsparing in censure; a ‘History of the Navy of the United States’ (1839); ‘The Battle of Lake Erie’ (1842), in answer to criticisms on the preceding; ‘Lives of American Naval Officers’ (2 vols.); and others. (See Critical and Biographical Introduction).