founded September 15, 1989, and dedicated to
Promoting the study of the life and works of James Fenimore Cooper (1789-1851)
Encouraging the enjoyment of his 32 novels, and appreciation of his ideas
Providing useful information to students, scholars, and readers
A special section is devoted to the life and works of Cooper's eldest daughter,
Susan Fenimore Cooper (1813-1894)
Website updated and new material added August 2016
Over 300 texts, reference documents, articles and papers
Reading Cooper for Pleasure
James Fenimore Cooper
We welcome Questions from students, scholars, and readers about Cooper's writings, his life and family, or editions of his books. If you can't find what you need here, e-mail your questions to: Ask Fenimore.
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We thank the State University of New York College at Oneonta (SUNY Oneonta), sponsor of the biennial Cooper Seminar, James Fenimore Cooper: His Country and His Art, for hosting our website.