Saturday, August 9, 1997

James Fenimore Cooper

Frontier Novelist

Born in Burlington on September 15, 1789, James Fenimore Cooper was the eleventh of William and Elizabeth Cooper's twelve children. When James was one year old, his family moved to the frontier of Lake Otsego, New York, where his father established a settlement which became modern-day Cooperstown.

Drawing on his experiences in upstate New York, Cooper authored several books about the American wilderness, including The Deerslayer and Last of the Mohicans. Though he never again lived in his birthplace, Cooper returned to the Burlington area for nearly two decades later in life.

Related reading:
The Deerslayer
ISBN 0873957903 - Amazon
The Last of the Mohicans
ISBN 0899682545 - Amazon
Correspondence of James Fenimore Cooper
ISBN 0838312950 - Amazon
James Fenimore Cooper: Novelist of Manners
ISBN 0874134870 - Amazon

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