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James Fenimore Cooper (1789–1851)

Auteur van De laatste der Mohikanen

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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 toon meer 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) toon minder
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Werken van James Fenimore Cooper

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The Deerslayer (1841) 2,835 exemplaren
De padvinder (1840) 1,429 exemplaren
The Pioneers (1823) 1,212 exemplaren
The Prairie (1827) 1,089 exemplaren
The Spy (1821) 779 exemplaren
The Pathfinder / The Deerslayer (1985) 423 exemplaren
The Leatherstocking Tales (1985) 379 exemplaren
loods: een verhaal, [De] (1824) 312 exemplaren
The Pilot / The Red Rover (1991) 278 exemplaren
The Wild West (1993) 216 exemplaren
De rode vrijbuiter (1828) — Auteur — 199 exemplaren
The Wing-and-Wing or Le Feu-Follet (1842) — Auteur — 139 exemplaren
The Two Admirals (1842) 106 exemplaren
Het Waterspook of de Nederlanders in Amerika (1830) — Auteur — 103 exemplaren
Satanstoe (1852) — Auteur — 95 exemplaren
The Crater (1847) — Auteur — 66 exemplaren
The Spy / Lionel Lincoln (2018) — Auteur — 61 exemplaren
Precaution (1820) 60 exemplaren
Afloat and Ashore (1851) — Auteur — 59 exemplaren
Home as Found (1860) 59 exemplaren
The Chainbearer Or, The Littlepage Manuscripts (1845) — Auteur — 57 exemplaren
The Sea Lions (1860) — Auteur — 55 exemplaren
The Bravo (1831) — Auteur — 53 exemplaren
The Wept of Wish-Ton-Wish (1859) — Auteur — 52 exemplaren
Homeward Bound (1869) 48 exemplaren
The Redskins (1846) — Auteur — 48 exemplaren
Jack Tier (1881) — Auteur — 47 exemplaren
The Oak Openings, or The Bee Hunter (1848) — Auteur — 45 exemplaren
Wyandotte (1855) — Auteur — 41 exemplaren
The Ways of the Hour (1850) — Auteur — 40 exemplaren
The Monikins (1860) 40 exemplaren
The Headsman (1833) — Auteur — 39 exemplaren
Lionel Lincoln (1825) — Auteur — 35 exemplaren
Miles Wallingford (1857) 33 exemplaren
The Last of the Mohicans / The Prairie (1992) — Auteur — 31 exemplaren
The Heidenmauer (1880) — Auteur — 29 exemplaren
James Fenimore Cooper: Chapters (1986) 27 exemplaren
Mercedes of Castile (1873) — Auteur — 27 exemplaren
Works of James Fenimore Cooper (1893) 23 exemplaren
The Sea Lions / Afloat and Ashore / The Water Witch (1830) — Auteur — 16 exemplaren
Works of J. Fenimore Cooper (1823) 16 exemplaren
Pages and pictures (1865) 16 exemplaren
Legends of the American Indians (1988) 15 exemplaren
The Last Of The Mohicans / The Prairie / The Spy (1821) — Auteur — 13 exemplaren
The Pilot / The Red Rover / The Two Admirals (1824) — Auteur — 13 exemplaren
New York (1864) 13 exemplaren
Wyandotte / The Monikins / Jack Tier (1835) — Auteur — 12 exemplaren
The Oak Openings / Satanstoe / Mercedes of Castile (1840) — Auteur — 11 exemplaren
The Deerslayer / The Pathfinder / The Pioneers (1823) — Auteur — 11 exemplaren
Recollections of Europe (2007) 10 exemplaren
The Crater / Miles Wallingford / Homeward Bound (1838) — Auteur — 9 exemplaren
The Lake Gun (2009) 8 exemplaren
Home As Found / The Chainbearer / The Redskins (1838) — Auteur — 8 exemplaren
The Last of the Mohicans [adapted - Saddleback Classics] (2001) — Original Writer — 7 exemplaren
Classics Illustrated: The Spy (1836) 7 exemplaren
La Sentimulo (Facila Esperanto) — Auteur — 6 exemplaren
De prairie (1827) 6 exemplaren
The Wild West (Great American Writers Series) (1989) — Auteur — 5 exemplaren
The Bravo / Mercedes of Castile (1880) — Auteur — 5 exemplaren
Old Ironsides (2008) 5 exemplaren
Lucie Hardinge (2015) 5 exemplaren
The Deerslayer Part 1 Of 2 (1983) — Auteur — 5 exemplaren
Gleanings in Europe: The Rhine (1986) 5 exemplaren
The Last of the Mohicans (2013) 4 exemplaren
Classics Illustrated: The Pilot (1824) 4 exemplaren
Le lac Ontario (2014) 3 exemplaren
The Pathfinder / The Pioneers / The Prairie (1975) — Auteur — 3 exemplaren
The Eclipse (1831) 3 exemplaren
The Travelling Bachelor; or, notions of the Americans (1852) — Auteur — 3 exemplaren
Les pionniers tome 2 (1956) 2 exemplaren
La pradera 2 exemplaren
Der alte Trapper. (1927) 2 exemplaren
Eclipse (2013) 2 exemplaren
Der Lederstrumpf (1992) 2 exemplaren
L'ultimo dei Mohicani 2 exemplaren
Ojo de halcón 2 exemplaren
Precaution / The Ways of the Hour — Auteur — 2 exemplaren
Eve Effingham ou l’Amérique (2015) 2 exemplaren
The Water-Witch / The Crater — Auteur — 2 exemplaren
The Last of the Mohicans, V. 2 — Auteur — 2 exemplaren
Stories from Fenimore Cooper (1970) 2 exemplaren
Letters and journals (1974) 2 exemplaren
Cooper James Fenimore 2 exemplaren
The Headsman / The Heidenmauer — Auteur — 2 exemplaren
The Two Admirals / Jack Tier (1880) — Auteur — 2 exemplaren
Le dernier des Mohicans (2010) — Auteur illustré — 1 exemplaar
Indiánova pomsta (1992) 1 exemplaar
The Jack o'lantern 1 exemplaar
Cooper's Novels: Two Admirals (2015) 1 exemplaar
Una colonia sobre un volcán (1847) 1 exemplaar
Der Wildtöter (2019) 1 exemplaar
The Last of the Mohicans / The Pioneers — Auteur — 1 exemplaar
S&S Little Classics 1 exemplaar
Pren 1 exemplaar
Die Wildjagter 1 exemplaar
L'ultimo dei mohicani (1991) 1 exemplaar
The Malay Proas 1 exemplaar
Excursions in Italy 1 exemplaar
Onder die Rooihuide 1 exemplaar
F, Coopers Works 1 exemplaar
The 1 exemplaar
The Spy 1 exemplaar
Bijägaren 1 exemplaar
The Wing and Wing / Jack Tier (1899) 1 exemplaar
Sea Lions/Jack Tier 1 exemplaar
The Prairie / The Wept of Wish-Ton-Wish — Auteur — 1 exemplaar
Útmutató 1 exemplaar
El jefe indio 1 exemplaar
Works (2019) 1 exemplaar
The Pilot / The Two Admirals — Auteur — 1 exemplaar
Satanstoe / The Chainbearer — Auteur — 1 exemplaar
The Spy/Wyandotte 1 exemplaar
Los primeros plantadores — Auteur — 1 exemplaar
El Bravo - Tomo I 1 exemplaar
Stanstoe 1 exemplaar
The Piolt 1 exemplaar
“Eclipse” 1 exemplaar
Hutted Knoll 1 exemplaar
The Deerslayer 1 exemplaar
Jezioro smierci Mlody orzel (2005) 1 exemplaar
Romanzi 1 exemplaar
פזמק העור 1 exemplaar
Az utolsmohik (2002) 1 exemplaar
LOVEC JELEŇOV 1 exemplaar
Der Spion Band 1 1 exemplaar
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The Pathfinder Annotated (2022) 1 exemplaar
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Algemene kennis

Gangbare naam
Cooper, James Fenimore
Officiële naam
Cooper, James Fenimore
Pseudoniemen en naamsvarianten
Cooper, James F.
Christ Churchyard, Cooperstown, New York, USA
Burlington, New Jersey, USA
Plaats van overlijden
Cooperstown, New Jersey, USA
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 (toon alle 7)
Lyon, France
Albany Academy for Boys
Yale College
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)
United States Navy
Prijzen en onderscheidingen
The Hall of Fame for Great Americans (1910)
Korte biografie
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.



Leatherstocking Tales in Easton Press Collectors (april 2023)
Correspondence of James Fenimore-Cooper in Book talk (september 2021)


Before Melville's Moby Dick appeared, Cooper's Sea Tales such as "The Pilot" & "Red Rover" caught the eye of readers who impressed them with tales of the sea with the background of the American Revolution. His knowledge of the sea sets him apart in using sea life of those who challenged the uncertainties of the ocean. Cooper's characters he presented as those who were shaped by the ever changing nature of sea life beset by dangers & character building.
walterhistory | 1 andere bespreking | Apr 24, 2024 |
If you're interested in reading this book thinking you'll be getting the same hustle and bustle as the audacious Michael Mann film accompanied by a rousing soundtrack, think again. Though the descriptions are pictorial and painstaking (if that's what you're looking for), they are too long-winded and tedious to the point that they lose their effect and fail to enchant the reader. The plot is a bit silly at times, though it pretends to be serious, with all the captures, recaptures, back-stabbings and melodramatic death sequences that seem to happen at random and just don't seem to satisfy the way the film does (though it be just as exaggerated, it does so knowing it's being cheesy). This book may have been considered "adventuresome" in the early 1800s, but it just doesn't hold well today.… (meer)
TheBooksofWrath | 124 andere besprekingen | Apr 18, 2024 |
This is Cooper's second entry in the five volume Leatherstocking series. Hawkeye, the fearless warrior, trapper and guide along with his Mohican friend, Chingachgook, fights bad Indians represented in this novel by the Hurons and their chief, Magua. The tile comes from the fact that Chingachgook's son, Uncas, is the last Mohican if he or his father is killed.

While the descriptions of terrain and people are lengthy and in some instances of action, I had to read some paragraphs several times to be sure I understood what actually had taken place. The famous massacre at Fort William Henry was graphically described and Cooper lays the blame at the feet of General Montcalm for not controlling his native allies.… (meer)
lamour | 124 andere besprekingen | Jan 29, 2024 |
- Der Wildtöter
- Der letzte Mohikaner
- Der Pfadfinder
- Lederstrumpf
- Der Wildsteller

The Pioneers (1823) erschien als der erste Band der Lederstrumpf-Serie, die weltberühmt werden sollte. Im Verlauf von fast 20 Jahren folgten dann The Last of the Mohicans (1826), The Prairie (1827), The Pathfinder (1840), The Deerslayer (1841). In den Romanen wird, wenn auch nicht in chronologischer Folge, der Lebensweg des Waldläufers Natty Bumppo, genannt „Lederstrumpf“, nachgezeichnet.

Die Romanfolge ist literaturgeschichtlich aus mehreren Gründen bemerkenswert. Der ausgedehnte amerikanische Kontinent wird zum ersten Mal in der US-amerikanischen Literatur als Handlungshintergrund in größerem Stil verwendet. Auch das Bemühen J. F. Coopers, die Indianer auf eine ausgewogene und realistische Art und Weise darzustellen, war in seiner Zeit durchaus nicht üblich. Kritiker bemängeln allerdings auch, dass es Cooper in vielen Fällen nicht gelang (unklar ist, ob er es bewusst vermied), die Dialoge seiner Helden mit einer realitätsnahen Syntax auszustatten. Gelegentlich wird auch kritisiert, dass seine Frauengestalten weit ab vom wirklichen Leben, praktisch wie in die Romanhandlung eingepflanzt, wirken.

Vor allem klingen in den Lederstrumpf-Romanen bereits alle Leitmotive des Western-Genres an: einerseits das nach Freiheit strebende Individuum, das nur auf die eigenen Kräfte baut, neue Wege in die unentdeckte Wildnis sucht und dabei im Einklang mit der Natur lebt. Andererseits bahnen diese Einzelgänger mit ihrem Vordringen genau jener Zivilisation mit ihren Regeln und Gesetzen den Weg, der sie sich entziehen wollen. Immer wieder geht es auch um die Frage, wem das Land gehört – den Indianern, die keinen Landbesitz kennen, oder den Siedlern, die es urbar machen.(wikipedia)
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