James Fenimore Cooper: The Later Years

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Yale University Press
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6.4 X 2.0 X 9.3 inches | 2.9 pounds
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About the Author
Wayne Franklin is professor of English at the University of Connecticut, Storrs. His biography James Fenimore Cooper: The Early Years was selected as an Outstanding Academic Title in 2008 by the AAUP and Choice magazine. He lives in Hebron, CT.
"Franklin's book is in a class by itself. It will be the definitive biography and foremost study of Cooper's fiction and nonfiction for the foreseeable future."-- Allan Axelrad, California State University, Fullerton--Allan Axelrad
"Cooper's life and work are in need of a major reappraisal. Wayne Franklin's biography will undoubtedly be the essential study of Cooper's life."-- Sandra Gustafson, University of Notre Dame
--Sandra Gustafson
"The accomplishment of a scholarly lifetime, Wayne Franklin's splendid biography of James Fenimore Cooper at long last does full justice to the life and career of the nation's first major novelist, whose international influence endures to this day."--Lawrence Buell, Harvard University
--Lawrence Buell
"For a writer of Cooper's undeniable status in our letters, it's remarkable that he hasn't until now had a full-scale biography. This beautifully written book is a great scholarly achievement. Cooper has finally gotten his definitive biography."-- H. Daniel Peck, Vassar College
--H. Daniel Peck
"This is a masterful biography that well deserves to be called definitive. It is unimaginable that any life of Cooper will surpass this fascinating book."--Kirkus (starred review)--Kirkus Reviews
A remarkable scholarly achievement, this is the most thorough, balanced, complete Cooper biography available."--Choice--Choice
Praise for James Fenimore Cooper: The Early Years
"[A] leisurely and deeply researched canvassing of the first half of Cooper's life..."--Christopher Benfey, The New Republic--Christopher Benfey