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James Fenimore Cooper - List of Works

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James Fenimore Cooper

James Fenimore Cooper

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1820 - Precaution (novel, set in England, 1813-1814)
1821 - The Spy: A Tale of the Neutral Ground (novel, located in Westchester County, New York, 1778)
1823 - The Pioneers: or The Sources of the Susquehanna (novel, part of the Leatherstocking series, set in Otsego County, New York, 1793-1794)
1823 - Tales for Fifteen: or Imagination and Heart (2 short stories, written under the pseudonym: "Jane Morgan")
1824 - The Pilot: A Tale of the Sea (novel, about John Paul Jones, England, 1780)
1825 - Lionel Lincoln: or The Leaguer of Boston (novel, set during the Battle of Bunker Hill, Boston, 1775-1781)
1826 - The Last of the Mohicans: A narrative of 1757 (novel, part of the Leatherstocking series, set during the French and Indian War, Lake George & Adirondacks, 1757)
1827 - The Prairie (novel, part of the Leatherstocking series, set in the American Midwest, 1805)
1828 - The Red Rover: A Tale (novel, set in Newport, Rhode Island & Atlantic Ocean, pirates, 1759)
1828 - Notions of the Americans: Picked up by a Travelling Bachelor (non-fiction, about America for European readers)
1829 - The Wept of Wish-ton-Wish: A Tale (novel, set in Western Connecticut, Puritans and Indians, 1660-1676)
1830 - The Water-Witch: or the Skimmer of the Seas (novel, set in New York, about smugglers, 1713)
1830 - Letter to General Lafayette (politics, France vs. US, cost of government)
1831 - The Bravo: A Tale (novel, set in Venice, 18th century)
1832 - The Heidenmauer: or, The Benedictines, A Legend of the Rhine (novel, German Rhineland, 16th century)
1832 - "No Steamboats" (short story)
1833 - The Headsman: The Abbaye des Vignerons (novel, set in Geneva, Switzerland, & Alps, 18th century)
1834 - A Letter to His Countrymen (politics)
1835 - The Monikins (a satire on British and American politics; set in Antarctica, 1830s)
1836 - The Eclipse (memoir, about the Solar eclipse in Cooperstown, New York 1806)
1836 - Gleanings in Europe: Switzerland (Sketches of Switzerland, travel writings about hiking in Switzerland, 1828)
1836 - Gleanings in Europe: The Rhine (Sketches of Switzerland, travel writings from France, Rhineland & Switzerland, 1832)
1836 - A Residence in France: With an Excursion Up the Rhine, and a Second Visit to Switzerland (travel writings)
1837 - Gleanings in Europe: France (travel writings, 1826-1828)
1837 - Gleanings in Europe: England (travel writings in England, 1826, 1828, 1833)
1838 - Gleanings in Europe: Italy (travel writings, 1828-1830)
1838 - The American Democrat: or Hints on the Social and Civic Relations of the United States of America (non-fiction US society and government)
1838 - The Chronicles of Cooperstown (history, set in Cooperstown, New York)
1838 - Homeward Bound: or The Chase: A Tale of the Sea (novel, set on the Atlantic Ocean & North African coast, 1835)
1838 - Home as Found: Sequel to Homeward Bound (novel, set in New York City & Otsego County, New York, 1835)
1839 - The History of the Navy of the United States of America (history US Naval history to date)
1839 - Old Ironsides (history History of the Frigate USS Constitution, 1st pub. 1853)
1840 - The Pathfinder, or The Inland Sea (novel Leatherstocking, Western New York, 1759)
1840 - Mercedes of Castile: or, The Voyage to Cathay (novel Christopher Columbus in West Indies, 1490s)
1841 - The Deerslayer: or The First Warpath (novel Leatherstocking, Otsego Lake 1740-1745)
1842 - The Two Admirals (novel England & English Channel, Scottish uprising, 1745)
1842 - The Wing-and-Wing: le Le Feu-Follet (novel Italian coast, Napoleonic Wars, 1745)
1843 - Autobiography of a Pocket-Handkerchief (novelette Social satire, France & New York, 1830s)
1843 - Wyandotte: or The Hutted Knoll. A Tale (novel Butternut Valley of Otsego County, New York, 1763-1776)
1843 - Ned Myers: or Life before the Mast (biography of Cooper's shipmate who survived an 1813 sinking of a US sloop of war in a storm)
1844 - Afloat and Ashore: or The Adventures of Miles Wallingford. A Sea Tale (novel Ulster County & worldwide, 1795-1805 1844 - Miles Wallingford: Sequel to Afloat and Ashore (novel Ulster County & worldwide, 1795-1805)
1844 - Proceedings of the Naval Court-Martial in the Case of Alexander Slidell Mackenzie
1845 - Satanstoe: or The Littlepage Manuscripts, a Tale of the Colony (novel New York City, Westchester County, Albany, Adirondacks, 1758)
1845 - The Chainbearer; or, The Littlepage Manuscripts (novel Westchester County, Adirondacks, 1780s)
1846 - The Redskins; or, Indian and Injin: Being the Conclusion of the Littlepage Manuscripts (novel Anti-rent wars, Adirondacks, 1845)
1846 - Lives of Distinguished American Naval Officers (biography)
1847 - The Crater; or, Vulcan's Peak: A Tale of the Pacific (Mark's Reef)
novel Philadelphia, Bristol (PA), & deserted Pacific island, early 1800s)
1848 - Jack Tier: or the Florida Reefs (novel Florida Keys, Mexican War, 1846)
1848 - The Oak Openings: or the Bee-Hunter (novel Kalamazoo River, Michigan, War of 1812)
1849 - The Sea Lions: The Lost Sealers (novel Long Island & Antarctica, 1819-1820)
1850 - The Ways of the Hour (novel "Dukes County, New York", murder/courtroom mystery novel, legal corruption, women's rights, 1846)
1850 - Upside Down: or Philosophy in Petticoats (play satirization of socialism)
1851 - The Lake Gun (short story Seneca Lake in New York, political satire based on folklore)
1851 - New York: or The Towns of Manhattan (history Unfinished, history of New York City, 1st pub. 1864)

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