James Fenimore Cooper

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 Albany, and entered Yale University in 1803 at the age of 13. He spent some time as a merchant seaman and served as a midshipman in the U.S. Navy from 1808-1811.
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Musaicum Books presents to you this carefully created collection of James Fenimore Cooper's renowned western classics, sea tales and historical novels. This ebook has been designed and formatted to the highest digital standards and adjusted for readability on all devices. Content: Leatherstocking Tales: The Deerslayer The Last of the Mohicans The Pathfinder The Pioneers The Prairie The Littlepage Manuscripts: Satanstoe The Chainbearer The Redskins The Adventures of Miles Wallingford: Afloat and Ashore Miles Wallingford Other Novels: Precaution The Spy The Pilot The Red Rover The Wept of Wish-ton-Wish The Water-Witch The Bravo The Headsman The Monikins Homeward Bound Home as Found Mercedes of Castile The Two Admirals The Wing-and-Wing Autobiography of a Pocket-Handkerchief Wyandotté The Crater Jack Tier The Oak Openings The Sea Lions James Fenimore Cooper (1789-1851) was a prolific and popular American writer of the early 19th century. His historical romances of frontier and Indian life in the early American days created a unique form of American literature. Before embarking on his career as a writer, Cooper served in the U.S. Navy as a Midshipman, which greatly influenced many of his novels and other writings. The novel that launched his career was The Spy, a tale about counterespionage set during the Revolutionary War. He also wrote numerous sea stories, and his best-known works are five historical novels of the frontier period known as the Leatherstocking Tales. Among his most famous works is the Romantic novel The Last of the Mohicans, often regarded as his masterpiece.
James Fenimore Cooper's popular historical romances of frontier and Indian life created a unique form of American literature , spellbinding readers across both sides of the Atlantic. For the first time in publishing history, Delphi Classics presents Cooper's complete FICTIONAL works, with numerous illustrations, informative introductions and the usual Delphi bonus material. (Version 1)

* Beautifully illustrated with images relating to Cooper's life and works
* Concise introductions to the novels and other texts
* ALL 32 novels, with individual contents tables
* Images of how the books were first printed, giving your eReader a taste of the original texts
* Excellent formatting of the texts
* Famous works such as THE LAST OF THE MOHICANS are illustrated with their original artwork
* Special contents table for THE LEATHERSTOCKING TALES series of novels
* Includes Cooper's last novel THE WAYS OF THE HOUR, first time in digital print
* The complete short stories, with rare tales appearing for the first time
* Includes Cooper's play and a generous selection of non-fiction
* Special criticism section, with essays evaluating Cooper's contribution to literature
* Features two biographies - discover Cooper's literary life
* Scholarly ordering of texts into chronological order and literary genres

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CONTENTS:
The Novels Precaution The Spy The Pioneers The Pilot Lionel Lincoln The Last Of The Mohicans The Prairie The Red Rover The Wept Of Wish-ton-wish The Water-witch The Bravo The Heidenmauer The Headsman: The Abbaye Des Vignerons The Monikins Homeward Bound Home As Found The Pathfinder Mercedes Of Castile The Deerslayer The Two Admirals The Wing-and-wing Wyandotté Afloat And Ashore Miles Wallingford Satanstoe The Chainbearer The Redskins The Crater Jack Tier The Oak Openings The Sea Lions The Ways Of The Hour The Shorter Fiction Tales For Fifteen: Or Imagination And Heart No Steamboats An Execution At Sea Autobiography Of A Pocket-handkerchief The Lake Gun The Play Upside Down: Or Philosophy In Petticoats Selected Non-fiction A Residence In France Recollections Of Europe The Chronicles Of Cooperstown Ned Myers New York The Criticism Discourse On The Life, Genius, And Writings Of James Fenimore Cooper By W. C. Bryant Fenimore Cooper’s Literary Offences By Mark Twain Books Necessary For A Liberal Education By Wilkie Collins Tales Of The Sea, 1898 By Joseph Conrad Various Reviews By Carl Van Doren The Biographies James Fenimore Cooper By Thomas R. Lounsbury James Fenimore Cooper By Mary E. Phillips
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The second of Cooper's five Leatherstocking Tales, this is the one which has consistently captured the imagination of generations since it was first published in 1826. Its success lies partly in the historical role Cooper gives to his Indian characters, against the grain of accumulated racial hostility, and partly in his evocation of the wild beautiful landscapes of North America which the French and the British fought to control throughout the eighteenth century. At the centre of the novel is the celebrated `Massacre' of British troops and their families by Indian allies of the French at Fort William Henry in 1757. Around this historical event, Cooper built a romantic fiction of captivity, sexuality, and heroism, in which the destiny of the Mohicans Chingachgook and his son Uncas is inseparable from the lives of Alice and Cora Munro and of Hawkeye the frontier scout. The controlled, elaborate writing gives natural pace to the violence of the novel's action: like the nature whose plundering Copper laments, the books placid surfaces conceal inexplicable and deathly forces. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.
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