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James Fenimore Cooper (1789–1851)

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James Fenimore Cooper, acclaimed as one of the first American novelists, was born in Burlington, N.J., on September 15, 1789. When he was one year old, his family moved to Cooperstown, N.Y., which was founded by his father. Cooper attended various grammar schools in Burlington, Cooperstown, and vis mere Albany, and entered Yale University in 1803 at the age of 13. In 1806, Cooper was expelled from Yale for pushing a rag with gunpowder under a classmate's door, causing it to explode. He then spent some time as a merchant seaman and served as a midshipman in the U.S. Navy from 1808-1811. In 1811, Cooper married Susan De Lancey, and lived the life of a country gentleman until one day in 1820. Cooper and his wife were reading a book together. When Cooper told Susan that he could write a better book than the one they were reading, she challenged him to do so. Thus began his career as an author, with Precaution (first published anonymously). Cooper is known for writing more than 50 works under his own name, Jane Morgan, and Anonymous. His works included fiction, nonfiction, history, and travel sketches. He gained insight for his travel works while the Cooper family lived in Europe from 1826 to 1833. Cooper is best known for the novel The Last of The Mohicans, which has been made into several motion picture adaptations, the most recent starring Daniel Day-Lewis as Hawkeye. The Last of the Mohicans is part of The Leatherstocking Tales, which includes the other novels, The Pioneers, The Deerslayer, and The Pathfinder. Hawkeye, whose given name is Nathaniel Bumpo, is a recurring character in the series which accurately chronicles early American pioneering life and events during the French and Indian War. In 1851, Cooper developed a liver condition, dying on September 14th of that year, just one day before his 62nd birthday. (Bowker Author Biography) vis mindre
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Hjortedræber (1841) 2,834 eksemplarer
Stifinder (1840) 1,429 eksemplarer
The Pioneers (1823) 1,212 eksemplarer
Prærien (1827) 1,089 eksemplarer
The Spy (1821) 779 eksemplarer
The Pathfinder / The Deerslayer (1985) 423 eksemplarer
Læderstrømpe (1985) 379 eksemplarer
The Pilot (1824) 312 eksemplarer
The Pilot / The Red Rover (1991) 278 eksemplarer
The Wild West (1993) 216 eksemplarer
The Red Rover (1828) — Forfatter — 199 eksemplarer
The Wing-and-Wing or Le Feu-Follet (1842) — Forfatter — 139 eksemplarer
The Two Admirals (1842) 106 eksemplarer
The Water-Witch or, the Skimmer of the Seas (1830) — Forfatter — 103 eksemplarer
Satanstoe (1852) — Forfatter — 95 eksemplarer
The Crater (1847) — Forfatter — 66 eksemplarer
The Spy / Lionel Lincoln (2018) — Forfatter — 61 eksemplarer
Home as Found (1860) 60 eksemplarer
Precaution (1820) 60 eksemplarer
Afloat and Ashore (1851) — Forfatter — 59 eksemplarer
The Chainbearer Or, The Littlepage Manuscripts (1845) — Forfatter — 57 eksemplarer
The Sea Lions (1860) — Forfatter — 55 eksemplarer
The Bravo (1831) — Forfatter — 53 eksemplarer
The Wept of Wish-Ton-Wish (1859) — Forfatter — 52 eksemplarer
Homeward Bound (1869) 48 eksemplarer
The Redskins (1846) — Forfatter — 48 eksemplarer
Jack Tier (1881) — Forfatter — 47 eksemplarer
The Oak Openings, or The Bee Hunter (1848) — Forfatter — 45 eksemplarer
Wyandotte (1855) — Forfatter — 41 eksemplarer
The Ways of the Hour (1850) — Forfatter — 40 eksemplarer
The Monikins (1860) 40 eksemplarer
The Headsman (1833) — Forfatter — 39 eksemplarer
Lionel Lincoln (1825) — Forfatter — 35 eksemplarer
Miles Wallingford (1857) 33 eksemplarer
The Last of the Mohicans / The Prairie (1992) — Forfatter — 31 eksemplarer
The Heidenmauer (1880) — Forfatter — 29 eksemplarer
James Fenimore Cooper: Chapters (1986) 27 eksemplarer
Mercedes of Castile (1873) — Forfatter — 27 eksemplarer
Works of James Fenimore Cooper (1893) 23 eksemplarer
Pages and pictures (1865) 16 eksemplarer
Works of J. Fenimore Cooper (1823) 16 eksemplarer
The Sea Lions / Afloat and Ashore / The Water Witch (1830) — Forfatter — 16 eksemplarer
Legends of the American Indians (1988) 15 eksemplarer
The Last Of The Mohicans / The Prairie / The Spy (1821) — Forfatter — 13 eksemplarer
The Pilot / The Red Rover / The Two Admirals (1824) — Forfatter — 13 eksemplarer
New York (1864) 13 eksemplarer
Wyandotte / The Monikins / Jack Tier (1835) — Forfatter — 12 eksemplarer
The Deerslayer / The Pathfinder / The Pioneers (1823) — Forfatter — 11 eksemplarer
The Headsman / Lionel Lincoln / The Bravo / The Heidenmauer (1825) — Forfatter — 11 eksemplarer
The Oak Openings / Satanstoe / Mercedes of Castile (1840) — Forfatter — 11 eksemplarer
Recollections of Europe (2007) 10 eksemplarer
The Crater / Miles Wallingford / Homeward Bound (1838) — Forfatter — 9 eksemplarer
The Lake Gun (2009) 8 eksemplarer
Home As Found / The Chainbearer / The Redskins (1838) — Forfatter — 8 eksemplarer
The Last of the Mohicans: Level 3 (2002) 8 eksemplarer
The Last of the Mohicans [adapted - Saddleback Classics] (2001) — Original Writer — 7 eksemplarer
Classics Illustrated: The Spy (1836) 7 eksemplarer
Classics Illustrated: The Prairie (1827) 6 eksemplarer
La Sentimulo (Facila Esperanto) — Forfatter — 6 eksemplarer
Lucie Hardinge (2015) 5 eksemplarer
The Deerslayer Part 1 Of 2 (1983) — Forfatter — 5 eksemplarer
Gleanings in Europe: The Rhine (1986) 5 eksemplarer
The Wild West (Great American Writers Series) (1989) — Forfatter — 5 eksemplarer
The Bravo / Mercedes of Castile (1880) — Forfatter — 5 eksemplarer
Old Ironsides (2008) 5 eksemplarer
Classics Illustrated: The Pilot (1824) 4 eksemplarer
The Last of the Mohicans (2013) 4 eksemplarer
The Pathfinder / The Pioneers / The Prairie (1975) — Forfatter — 3 eksemplarer
The Eclipse (1831) 3 eksemplarer
Le lac Ontario (2014) 3 eksemplarer
The Travelling Bachelor; or, notions of the Americans (1852) — Forfatter — 3 eksemplarer
La pradera 2 eksemplarer
Precaution / The Ways of the Hour — Forfatter — 2 eksemplarer
The last of the Mohicans. Level 2 (2016) 2 eksemplarer
Ojo de halcón 2 eksemplarer
Eclipse (2013) 2 eksemplarer
L'ultimo dei Mohicani 2 eksemplarer
Letters and journals (1974) 2 eksemplarer
Der Lederstrumpf (1992) 2 eksemplarer
Eve Effingham ou l’Amérique (2015) 2 eksemplarer
Der alte Trapper. (1927) 2 eksemplarer
Stories from Fenimore Cooper (1970) 2 eksemplarer
The Two Admirals / Jack Tier (1880) — Forfatter — 2 eksemplarer
Les pionniers tome 2 (1956) 2 eksemplarer
The Deerslayer, Part 8 2 eksemplarer
The Water-Witch / The Crater — Forfatter — 2 eksemplarer
The Headsman / The Heidenmauer — Forfatter — 2 eksemplarer
The Last of the Mohicans, V. 2 — Forfatter — 2 eksemplarer
Cooper James Fenimore 2 eksemplarer
Romanzi 1 eksemplar
The Jack o'lantern 1 eksemplar
Poslední Mohykán 1 eksemplar
Cooper's Novels: Two Admirals (2015) 1 eksemplar
Lovec jelenů 1 eksemplar
Pren 1 eksemplar
Der Wildtöter (2019) 1 eksemplar
Die Wildjagter 1 eksemplar
Le dernier des Mohicans (2010) — Auteur illustré — 1 eksemplar
L'ultimo dei mohicani (1991) 1 eksemplar
Una colonia sobre un volcán (1847) 1 eksemplar
Excursions in Italy 1 eksemplar
Onder die Rooihuide 1 eksemplar
The Spy 1 eksemplar
The 1 eksemplar
F, Coopers Works 1 eksemplar
The Deerslayer 1 eksemplar
Útmutató 1 eksemplar
Indiánova pomsta (1992) 1 eksemplar
Works (2019) 1 eksemplar
El jefe indio 1 eksemplar
Jezioro smierci Mlody orzel (2005) 1 eksemplar
The Last of the Mohicans / The Pioneers — Forfatter — 1 eksemplar
S&S Little Classics 1 eksemplar
The Malay Proas 1 eksemplar
Bijägaren 1 eksemplar
The Pathfinder Annotated (2022) 1 eksemplar
Mohikanlarin Sonu (2015) 1 eksemplar
LOVEC JELEŇOV 1 eksemplar
Az utolsmohik (2002) 1 eksemplar
Der Spion Band 1 1 eksemplar
Hutted Knoll 1 eksemplar
“Eclipse” 1 eksemplar
The Piolt 1 eksemplar
Stanstoe 1 eksemplar
פזמק העור 1 eksemplar
The Wing and Wing / Jack Tier (1899) 1 eksemplar
Sea Lions/Jack Tier 1 eksemplar
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The Pilot / The Two Admirals — Forfatter — 1 eksemplar
LO STERMINATORE 1 eksemplar
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The Prairie / The Wept of Wish-Ton-Wish — Forfatter — 1 eksemplar
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The Last of the Mohicans [1992 film] (1992) — Original novel — 470 eksemplarer
The Spy's Bedside Book (1957) — Bidragyder — 358 eksemplarer
Americans in Paris: A Literary Anthology (2004) — Bidragyder — 298 eksemplarer
Writing New York: A Literary Anthology (1998) — Bidragyder — 281 eksemplarer
The Heath Anthology of American Literature, Volume 1 (1990) — Bidragyder, nogle udgaver256 eksemplarer
The Portable Conservative Reader (1982) — Bidragyder — 211 eksemplarer
Great Stories of the Sea & Ships (1940) — Bidragyder — 174 eksemplarer
The Young Folks' Shelf of Books, Volume 10: Gifts From the Past (1962) — Bidragyder — 146 eksemplarer
World's Great Adventure Stories (1929) — Bidragyder — 75 eksemplarer
Pirates & Ghosts Short Stories (Gothic Fantasy) (2017) — Omslagsfotograf/tegner/... — 55 eksemplarer
Colonial Horrors: Sleepy Hollow and Beyond (2017) — Bidragyder — 50 eksemplarer
Marvel Illustrated: The Last of the Mohicans (2008) — Bidragyder — 49 eksemplarer
American gothic : An anthology 1787–1916 (1999) — Bidragyder — 26 eksemplarer
American Literature: The Makers and the Making (In Two Volumes) (1973) — Bidragyder, nogle udgaver25 eksemplarer
Classic American Short Stories [2016] (2012) — Bidragyder — 12 eksemplarer
International Short Stories American (Volume 1) (1910) — Bidragyder — 11 eksemplarer
More Classic American Short Stories (2007) — Bidragyder — 9 eksemplarer
The Last of the Mohicans [1936 film] (1936) — Original novel — 8 eksemplarer
Representative American Short Stories — Bidragyder — 5 eksemplarer
Famous Stories of Five Centuries (1934) — Bidragyder — 4 eksemplarer
The princess's story book — Bidragyder — 1 eksemplar

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Kanonisk navn
Cooper, James Fenimore
Juridisk navn
Cooper, James Fenimore
Andre navne
Cooper, James F.
Fødselsdato
1789-09-15
Dødsdag
1851-09-14
Begravelsessted
Christ Churchyard, Cooperstown, New York, USA
Køn
male
Nationalitet
USA
Fødested
Burlington, New Jersey, USA
Dødssted
Cooperstown, New Jersey, USA
Bopæl
Ostego Hall, Cooperstown, New York, USA
Cooperstown, New York, USA
New Haven, Connecticut, USA
Westchester County, New York, USA
Scarsdale, New York, USA
New York, New York, USA (vis alle 7)
Lyon, France
Uddannelse
Albany Academy for Boys
Yale College
Erhverv
writer
sailor
consul
Relationer
Cooper, Paul Fenimore (great-grandson)
Woolson, Constance Fenimore (great-niece)
Lafayette, Marquis de (friend)
Morse, Samuel (friend)
Cooper Jr., James Fenimore (great-grandson)
Cooper, Susan Fenimore (daughter)
Organisationer
United States Navy
Priser og hædersbevisninger
The Hall of Fame for Great Americans (1910)
Kort biografi
James Fenimore Cooper (September 15, 1789 – September 14, 1851) was an American writer of the first half of the 19th century. His historical romances depicting frontier and Native American life from the 17th to the 19th centuries created a unique form of American literature. He lived much of his boyhood and the last fifteen years of life in Cooperstown, New York, which was founded by his father William on property that he owned. Cooper became a member of the Episcopal Church shortly before his death and contributed generously to it. He attended Yale University for three years, where he was a member of the Linonian Society.

After a stint on a commercial voyage, Cooper served in the U.S. Navy as a midshipman, where he learned the technology of managing sailing vessels which greatly influenced many of his novels and other writings. The novel that launched his career was The Spy, a tale about espionage set during the American Revolutionary War and published in 1821. He also created American sea stories. His best-known works are five historical novels of the frontier period, written between 1823 and 1841, known as the Leatherstocking Tales, which introduced the iconic American frontier scout, Natty Bumppo. Cooper's works on the U.S. Navy have been well received among naval historians, but they were sometimes criticized by his contemporaries. Among his most famous works is the Romantic novel The Last of the Mohicans, often regarded as his masterpiece. Throughout his career, he published numerous social, political, and historical works of fiction and non-fiction with the objective of countering European prejudices and nurturing an original American art and culture.

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