Grossman, James. James Fenimore Cooper. New York: William Sloane Associates, 1949, 286 p.
Biographical and critical study that includes discussion of the Leatherstocking novels.
Quinn, Arthur Hobson. "James Fenimore Cooper." In American Fiction: An Historical and Critical Survey, pp. 53-76. New York: Appleton-Century-Crofts, 1936.
Survey of Cooper's career, naming the Leatherstocking novels as his best works.
Baym, Nina. "The Women of Cooper's Leatherstocking Tales." American Quarterly...
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