Cooper, James Fenimore
Best known as a novelist, James Fenimore Cooper (1789 - 1851) was one of the American writers of the early nineteenth century. Most of Cooper's work was influenced by the legacy of his father, who established the Cooperstown settlement in New York. Hailed as the American Scott, Cooper also involved himself in the politics of the day and was criticized for his views about the American culture and democracy.
First renowned American novelist. Cooper also earned repute as a social critic and travel writer. His works are notable for its action-filled stories and vibrant portrayal of American life. He also penned several historical and travel pieces.