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ISBN-10: 0674057651

ISBN-13: 9780674057654

Edition: 2011

Authors: James Fenimore Cooper, Robert Daly, James Fenimore Cooper

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List price: $11.50
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Publication date: 5/31/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 550
Size: 5.00" wide x 8.00" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 1.144

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. 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…    

Robert Daly, SUNY Distinguished Teaching Professor of English at the University at Buffalo, has published widely on American and English literature.