James Fenimore Cooper Biography
Birthday: September 15, 1789 (Virgo)
Born In: Burlington, New Jersey
James F. Cooper was a 19th century American novelist, best-known for the ‘Leatherstocking Tales’ including ‘The Last of the Mohicans’, which is extensively regarded as his masterwork. His historical romances of frontier and Indian life in the early American days fashioned an inimitable type of American literature. Before he took to writing, he functioned as a Midshipman in the U.S. Navy; the experiences of which were seen in a number of his works and novels. Although many of his works were enjoyed by a number of people of his time, there were a few sections of society, who condemned his works for his approach. Some of his other important works include ‘The Prairie’, ‘Notions of the Americans’, ‘A Letter to his Countrymen’, ‘The American Democrat’, and ‘The Pathfinder’ and many more. At the time of his demise, he was more respected overseas than in his own nation. He was out of sync with his countrymen; but he went on to influence numerous European writers like Leo Tolstoy and Honore de Balzac. His works often played on bigoted, didactic and romantic themes.