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James Fenimore Cooper

(Born: September 15, 1789 - Died: September 14, 1851)

American novelist.

James Fenimore Cooper

Criticism (Texts and Variant Texts)
  • Sketches of Switzerland
    • "Sketches of Switzerland (Part I)" (May 1836, text "A" — Southern Literary Messenger)
    • "Sketches of Switzerland (Part II)" (October 1836, text "A" — Southern Literary Messenger)
  • Notice from "Autography"
    • "J. Fenimore Cooper" ("Autography" - part I) — February 1836 — Southern Literary Messenger
    • "J. Fenimore Cooper" ("A Chapter on Autography" - part I) — November 1841 — Graham's Magazine


  • Duyckinck, E. A. and G. L., "James Fenimore Cooper," Cyclopedia of American Literature, New York: Charles Scribner, 1856, 2:108-117
  • Griswold, Rufus W., "Our Contributors -- No. XIII: James Fenimore Cooper," Graham's Magazine, August 1844, 26:90-93
  • Goldbaek, Henning, "Poe and Cooper -- A Comparison between and American Democrat and a Southern Gentleman," James Fenimore Cooper: His Country and His Art, 1997, 11:53-55
  • Heartman, Charles F. and James R. Canny, A Bibliography of First Printings of the Writings of Edgar Allan Poe, Hattiesburg, MS: The Book Farm, 1943.
  • Mabbott, Thomas Ollive, ed., The Collected Works of Edgar Allan Poe (Vols 2-3 Tales and Sketches), Cambridge, Mass.: The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 1978. (Second printing 1979)
  • Thomas, Dwight and David K. Jackson, The Poe Log: A Documentary Life of Edgar Allan Poe 1809-1849, Boston: G. K. Hall & Sons, 1987.
  • Wilson, James Grant and John Fiske, eds., Appleton's Cyclopedia of American Biography, New York: D. Appleton & Co., 1889, 1:725-730

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