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James Fenimore Cooper (1789–1851)

Autore di L'ultimo dei mohicani

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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 mostra altro 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) mostra meno
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Opere di James Fenimore Cooper

L'ultimo dei mohicani (1826) — Autore — 13,012 copie
Il cacciatore di daini (1841) 2,775 copie
Il pioniere dei visi pallidi (1823) 1,188 copie
The Prairie (1827) 1,075 copie
La spia (1821) 771 copie
The Leatherstocking Tales (1985) 357 copie
The Pilot (1824) 309 copie
The Pilot / The Red Rover (1991) 274 copie
The Wild West (1993) 216 copie
The Red Rover (1828) — Autore — 191 copie
The Wing-and-Wing or Le Feu-Follet (1842) — Autore — 137 copie
The Two Admirals (1842) 105 copie
The Water-Witch or, the Skimmer of the Seas (1830) — Autore — 103 copie
Satanstoe (1852) — Autore — 94 copie
The Crater (1847) — Autore — 66 copie
Precaution (1820) 60 copie
Home as Found (1860) 60 copie
The Spy / Lionel Lincoln (2018) — Autore — 59 copie
Afloat and Ashore (1851) — Autore — 58 copie
The Chainbearer Or, The Littlepage Manuscripts (1845) — Autore — 55 copie
The Sea Lions (1860) — Autore — 55 copie
The Bravo (1831) — Autore — 53 copie
The Wept of Wish-Ton-Wish (1859) — Autore — 52 copie
Homeward Bound (1869) 48 copie
Jack Tier (1881) — Autore — 47 copie
The Redskins (1846) — Autore — 47 copie
The Oak Openings, or The Bee Hunter (1848) — Autore — 45 copie
Wyandotte (1855) — Autore — 41 copie
The Ways of the Hour (1850) — Autore — 40 copie
The Monikins (1860) 40 copie
The Headsman (1833) — Autore — 39 copie
Lionel Lincoln (1825) — Autore — 35 copie
Miles Wallingford (1857) 33 copie
The Last of the Mohicans / The Prairie (1992) — Autore — 31 copie
The Heidenmauer (1880) — Autore — 29 copie
Mercedes of Castile (1873) — Autore — 27 copie
Pages and pictures (1865) 16 copie
The Pilot / The Red Rover / The Two Admirals (1824) — Autore — 13 copie
New York (1864) 13 copie
The Last Of The Mohicans / The Prairie / The Spy (1821) — Autore — 13 copie
Wyandotte / The Monikins / Jack Tier (1835) — Autore — 12 copie
The Deerslayer / The Pathfinder / The Pioneers (1823) — Autore — 11 copie
Recollections of Europe (2007) 10 copie
Home As Found / The Chainbearer / The Redskins (1838) — Autore — 8 copie
The Lake Gun (2009) 8 copie
The Last of the Mohicans [adapted - Saddleback Classics] (2001) — Original Writer — 7 copie
La Sentimulo (Facila Esperanto) — Autore — 6 copie
Lucie Hardinge (2015) 5 copie
The Bravo / Mercedes of Castile (1880) — Autore — 5 copie
The Wild West (Great American Writers Series) (1989) — Autore — 5 copie
The Deerslayer Part 1 Of 2 (1983) — Autore — 5 copie
Old Ironsides (2008) 5 copie
The Last of the Mohicans (2013) 4 copie
The Pathfinder / The Pioneers / The Prairie (1975) — Autore — 3 copie
The Eclipse (1831) 3 copie
Eclipse (2013) 2 copie
La pradera 2 copie
The Last of the Mohicans, V. 2 — Autore — 2 copie
Le lac Ontario (2014) 2 copie
Der alte Trapper. (1927) 2 copie
The Two Admirals / Jack Tier (1880) — Autore — 2 copie
The Water-Witch / The Crater — Autore — 2 copie
Les pionniers tome 2 (1956) 2 copie
Letters and journals (1974) 2 copie
The Headsman / The Heidenmauer — Autore — 2 copie
Precaution / The Ways of the Hour — Autore — 2 copie
Hutted Knoll 1 copia
Stanstoe 1 copia
“Eclipse” 1 copia
The Piolt 1 copia
Romanzi 1 copia
Lovec jelenů 1 copia
Pren 1 copia
Der Wildtöter (2019) 1 copia
Le dernier des Mohicans (2010) — Auteur illustré — 1 copia
The 1 copia
The Spy 1 copia
Útmutató 1 copia
Indiánova pomsta (1992) 1 copia
Works (2019) 1 copia
El jefe indio 1 copia
Bijägaren 1 copia
Priekopníci 1 copia
The Pathfinder Annotated (2022) 1 copia
Az utolsmohik (2002) 1 copia
Mohikanlarin Sonu (2015) 1 copia
The Pilot / The Two Admirals — Autore — 1 copia
Los primeros plantadores — Autore — 1 copia
Satanstoe / The Chainbearer — Autore — 1 copia

Opere correlate

L'ultimo dei Mohicani (1992) — Autore — 430 copie
The Spy's Bedside Book (1957) — Collaboratore — 352 copie
Americans in Paris: A Literary Anthology (2004) — Collaboratore — 297 copie
Writing New York: A Literary Anthology (1998) — Collaboratore — 274 copie
The Heath Anthology of American Literature, Volume 1 (1990) — Collaboratore, alcune edizioni255 copie
The Portable Conservative Reader (1982) — Collaboratore — 210 copie
Great Stories of the Sea & Ships (1940) — Collaboratore — 169 copie
Pirates & Ghosts Short Stories (Gothic Fantasy) (2017) — Immagine di copertina — 52 copie
Marvel Illustrated: The Last of the Mohicans (2008) — Collaboratore — 49 copie
Colonial Horrors: Sleepy Hollow and Beyond (2017) — Collaboratore — 47 copie
American gothic : An anthology 1787–1916 (1999) — Collaboratore — 25 copie
American Literature: The Makers and the Making (In Two Volumes) (1973) — Collaboratore, alcune edizioni25 copie
Classic American Short Stories [2016] (2012) — Collaboratore — 11 copie
International Short Stories American (Volume 1) (1910) — Collaboratore — 11 copie
More Classic American Short Stories (2007) — Collaboratore — 9 copie
Representative American Short Stories — Collaboratore — 5 copie
Famous stories of five centuries (1934) — Collaboratore — 4 copie
The princess's story book — Collaboratore — 1 copia


Informazioni generali

Altri nomi
Cooper, James F.
Data di nascita
Data di morte
Luogo di sepoltura
Christ Churchyard, Cooperstown, New York, USA
Luogo di nascita
Burlington, New Jersey, USA
Luogo di morte
Cooperstown, New Jersey, USA
Luogo di residenza
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 (mostra tutto 7)
Lyon, France
Albany Academy for Boys
Yale College
Attività lavorative
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
Premi e riconoscimenti
The Hall of Fame for Great Americans (1910)
Breve biografia
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 (Aprile 2023)
Correspondence of James Fenimore-Cooper in Book talk (Settembre 2021)


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.… (altro)
lamour | 123 altre recensioni | 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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Hoppetosse1 | 5 altre recensioni | Jan 22, 2024 |
Der amerikanische Schriftsteller erlangte mit seinen Abenteuerromanen Weltruhm. Neben den Indianer-Romanen der Lederstrumpf-Serie veröffentliche Cooper auch Seefahrer-Romane, sein bekanntester ist Der rote Freibeuter (auch als Der Rote Seeräuber bekannt).Im Jahr 1759 liegt ein mysteriöses Schiff im äußeren Hafen von Newport in Amerika. Gerüchte gehen um, dass es sich um das Piratenschiff »Red Rover« handelt, das unter dem Kommando des berühmt berüchtigten »Roten Freibeuters« seit Jahren Angst und Schrecken auf den Meeren verbreitet. Durch eine List soll dem Spuk nun ein Ende gesetzt werden. Harry Wilders heuert auf dem Schiff an und kurz darauf entspinnt sich ein Abenteuer ganz nach Piratenmanier ein Versteckspiel auf hoher See, Schiffbruch und Meuterei sowie ein entscheidendes Gefecht in der Karibik, das eine überraschende Wendung bringt. (… (altro)
Hoppetosse1 | 5 altre recensioni | Jan 22, 2024 |


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