James Fenimore Cooper
About the Book
Although often overlooked today, James Fenimore Cooper’s novels represent the very beginnings of American literature. Singlehandedly, the gentleman farmer from upstate New York created the American historical, spy, sea, frontier, science fiction, and courtroom novels. His books became both national and international bestsellers, were quickly translated into other languages, and impacted the development of the American publishing industry.
This literary companion is a useful resource covering the major themes, characters, settings and more found in Cooper’s works. It includes an overview of his fiction; a brief biography; a chronological list of his major publications; and topics for discussion, research, and study.
About the Author(s)
Signe O. Wegener. Series Editor Laurence W. Mazzeno; Associate Editor Sue Norton
Format: softcover (7 x 10)
Bibliographic Info: 21 photos, appendix, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2023
Series: McFarland Companions to 19th Century Literature
Table of Contents
Introduction: Reading and Appreciating Cooper 3
James Fenimore Cooper: A Brief Biography 15
Chronological List of Cooper’s Major Publications 25
James Fenimore Cooper: A Literary Companion 27
Appendix: Topics for Discussion, Research, and Study 225