Cooper, James Fenimore - Research Article from Americans at War

This encyclopedia article consists of approximately 3 pages of information about Cooper, James Fenimore.
This section contains 641 words
(approx. 3 pages at 300 words per page)
Buy the Cooper, James Fenimore Encyclopedia Article

Early Works

The scion of a landed upstate New York family (which lent its name to Cooperstown, New York), James Fenimore Cooper was raised to be a gentleman farmer, but his family's fortunes were already on the wane when in 1818, at the age of twenty-nine, he moved with his new bride Susan (née DeLancey) to her native Westchester county. There he was the owner of a substantial property called Angevine, in Scarsdale, which he managed as a gentleman farmer; but he was beset by increasing financial uncertainty, in part due to his family's financial difficulties. His decision to become a writer may well have been prompted by his need to earn money.

In 1821, Cooper published the first U.S. war novel, The Spy, which combined national pride with unabashed adulation of America's natural beauty, themes both well matched to the spirit of U.S...

(read more)

This section contains 641 words
(approx. 3 pages at 300 words per page)
Buy the Cooper, James Fenimore Encyclopedia Article
Copyrights
Americans at War
Cooper, James Fenimore from Americans at War. Copyright © 2001-2006 by Macmillan Reference USA, an imprint of the Gale Group. All rights reserved.
Follow Us on Facebook