James Fenimore Coope Principal Works - Essay

Principal Works

(Nineteenth-Century Literary Criticism)

Precaution (novel) 1820

The Spy (novel) 1821

*The Pioneers; or, The Sources of the Susquehanna (novel) 1823

The Pilot (novel) 1824

Lionel Lincoln; or, The Leagues of Boston (novel) 1825

The Last of the Mohicans (novel) 1826

The Prairie (novel) 1827

Notions of the Americans (travel essay) 1828

The Red Rover (novel) 1828

The Wept of Wish-ton-Wish (novel) 1829; published in England as The Borderers; or, The Wept of Wish-tonWish

The Water-Witch; or, The Skimmer of the Seas (novel) 1830

The Bravo (novel) 1831

A Letter to His Countrymen (essay) 1834

The Monikins (satire) 1835

Sketches of Switzerland (travel essays) 1836; published in England as Excursions in Switzerland

Sketches of Switzerland: Part Second (travel essays) 1836; published in England as A Residence in France: With an Excursion up the Rhine, and a Second Visit to Switzerland

Gleanings in Europe (travel essays) 1837; published in England as Recollections of Europe

Gleanings in Europe: England (travel essays) 1837; published in England as England: With Sketches of Society in the Metropolis

The American Democrat; or, Hints on the Social and Civic Relations of the United States of America (essay) 1838

Gleanings in Europe: Italy (travel essays) 1838; published in England as Excursions in Italy

Home as Found (novel) 1838

Homeward Bound; or, The Chase (novel) 1838

History of the Navy of the United States of America (history) 1839

Mercedes of Castile; or, The Voyage to Cathay (novel) 1840

The Pathfinder; or, The Inland Sea (novel) 1840; published in England as Lake Ontario

The Deerslayer; or, The First War Path (novel) 1841

The Two Admirals (novel) 1842

The Wing-and-Wing; or, Le Feu-Follet (novel) 1842

Wyandotté: or, The Hutted Knoll (novel) 1843

Afloat and Ashore; or, The Adventures of Miles Wallingford (novel) 1844; published in England as Lucy Hardinge; also published as Miles Wallingford

The Chainbearer; or, The Littlepage Manuscripts (novel) 1845 Satanstoe; or, The Littlepage Manuscripts (novel) 1845

The Redskins; or, Indian and Injin: Being the Conclusion of the Littlepage Manuscripts (novel) 1846

The Crater; or, Vulcan's Peak (novel) 1847; published in England as Mark's Peak; or, The Crater

Jack Tier; or, The Florida Reefs (novel) 1848; published in England as Captain Spike; or, The Islets of the Gulf

The Oak Openings; or, The Bee Hunter (novel) 1848; published in England as The Bee Hunter; or, The Oak Openings

The Sea Lions; or, The Lost Sealers (novel) 1849

The Ways of the Hour (novel) 1850

*Although Cooper claims that this novel was published in 1822, all bibliographic sources consulted give 1823 as the date of publication.