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James Fenimore Cooper : the early years

Author: Wayne Franklin
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, ©2007.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The first treatment of Coopers life based on full access to his family papers, Franklin relates that the authors life is the story of how, in literature and countless other endeavors, Americans sought to solidify their independence from Britain and stipulate what the maturing republic was to become.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: James Fenimore Cooper; James Fenimore Cooper; James Fenimore Cooper
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Wayne Franklin
ISBN: 9780300108057 0300108052
OCLC Number: 71427312
Notes: "Published with assistance from the Louis Stern Memorial Fund"--T.p. verso.
Description: xxxiv, 708 p., [16] p. of plates : ill., map ; 25 cm.
Contents: The vision --
Lessons --
The voyage of the Stirling --
Midshipman James Cooper --
Love and war --
Fenimore Farm --
Gains and losses --
A better book --
An American tale --
Legal troubles --
Settlement --
Taking Manhattan --
Old tales and new --
Legends --
Hawk-eye --
Literary business.
Responsibility: Wayne Franklin.
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James Fenimore Cooper (1789-1851) invented the key forms of American fiction - the Western, the sea tale, the Revolutionary War romance. This work is the treatment of Cooper's life. It is the story  Read more...

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