Definition of James Fenimore Cooper from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


James Fenimore Cooper

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(1789-1851) the first major US writer of novels. He wrote mostly about frontiersmen and Native Americans. His best-known books include The Last of the Mohicans (1826) and The Deerslayer (1841). He also wrote novels about sailors and histories of the US Navy.