James Fenimore Cooper the Last Essay

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Fenimore is responsible for having provided the public with an adventurous history of the old American landscape.

In spite of the fact that James Fenimore Cooper has been born in New Jersey, his father decided to move the whole family to an area around Otsego Lake, near New York, a place where he owned some land. This presented James with the chance of coming across a vast forested territory where Indian tribes roamed free.

James's father had attempted to give the boy a good education, but he had not been enthusiastic his boys academic achieving, as the latter was dismissed from Yale and later resigned from the navy. The reason for his resignation had been that he wanted to spend more time with his wife, Miss Susan De Lancey. Consequent to several divergences he and his wife had over his writing style vs. his capabilities, with the latter mocking him, he got seriously involved in writing.

His first novel, the Spy, was written in 1921, and it is the "first living American novel." (May Lamberton Becker) After that, he got actively involved in the world of literature, producing even better works, making the American public addicted to his books. Although his writing style is not perfect, readers gradually get drawn into his world, where "wilderness world with danger back of every bush, where one hairbreadth escape leads into another." (May Lamberton Becker)

Works cited:

1. Dennis Ian, "The Worthlessness of Duncan Heyward: A Waverley Hero in America," Studies in the Novel 29.1 (1997).

2. Fenimore Cooper James, the Last of the Mohicans: A Narrative of 1757 (Cleveland, OH: World Publishing, 1957)

3. Lamberton Becker May, "Introduction How This Book Came to Be Written," the Last of the Mohicans: A Narrative of 1757 (Cleveland, OH: World Publishing, 1957) 5.

4. Pitcher Edward W., "The Beaver and His Cousin in Cooper's the Last of the Mohicans," ANQ8.2 (1995): 11.

5. Smith Lindsey Claire, "Cross-Cultural Hybridity in James Fenimore Cooper's the Last of the Mohicans," ATQ (the American Transcendental Quarterly) 20.3 (2006).

6. Taylor Alan, "Fenimore Cooper's America,"…

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Works cited:

1. Dennis Ian, "The Worthlessness of Duncan Heyward: A Waverley Hero in America," Studies in the Novel 29.1 (1997).

2. Fenimore Cooper James, the Last of the Mohicans: A Narrative of 1757 (Cleveland, OH: World Publishing, 1957)

3. Lamberton Becker May, "Introduction How This Book Came to Be Written," the Last of the Mohicans: A Narrative of 1757 (Cleveland, OH: World Publishing, 1957) 5.

4. Pitcher Edward W., "The Beaver and His Cousin in Cooper's the Last of the Mohicans," ANQ8.2 (1995): 11.

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