James Fenimore Cooper (1789-1851).
Pages and Pictures from the Writings of James Fenimore Cooper, with Notes by Susan Fenimore Cooper. New York: W. A. Townsend and Co., 1861.
Call Number: PS 1403 .C6
Stacks, Golda Meir Library
James Fenimore Cooper's daughter, Susan, assembled this volume of excerpts, arranged chronologically and individually introduced with essays. According to Susan Fenimore Cooper's recollections, her father wrote important sections of The Last of the Mohicans while deliriously ill. She also details Cooper's difficult search for real native models in an increasingly industrialized area of New England. The overall tone of the work is adoring, but insights are provided on Cooper as a man and as a writer. The book is illustrated from steel and wood engravings from the original illustrations of Cooper's works.