About the Author
Date of Birth:September 15, 1789
Date of Death:September 14, 1851
Place of Birth:Burlington, New Jersey
Place of Death:Cooperstown, New York
Education:Yale University (expelled in 1805)
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Table of Contents
Addition to the 1831 Introduction 
The Last of the Mohicans
What People are Saying About This
“In his immortal friendship of Chingachgook and Natty Bumppo [Cooper] dreamed the nucleus of a new society….A stark human relationship of two men, deeper than the deeps of sex. Deeper than property, deeper than fatherhood, deeper than marriage, deeper than Love.” –D. H. Lawrence
“The Last of the Mohicans raises again the question of the efficacy of human effort to control irrational forces at work in individual men, races, and nations. The question has never been more pertinent than now.” –James Franklin Beard