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CHAPTER XIV
AMERICAN LITERATURE

His style is always clear, polished, and marked by exquisite gleams of humour. To this charm of style he adds in the case of his Life of Goldsmith such an atmosphere of friendliness, of comradeship, of perfect sympathy, that it almost seems as though the two men had been companions.
James Fenimore Cooper, 1789-1851. James Fenimore Cooper was born at Burlington, New Jersey, but was early taken to what is now Cooperstown, New York, where his father owned several thousand acres. There the father established a village, and there, in the very heart of the wilderness, the boy spent his early years. He grew used to the free life of the forest ; and it is small wonder that after he entered Yale he found it rather difficult to obey orders and was sent home in disgrace.
He next spent four years at sea ; then he married, left the Navy, and became a country gentleman, with no more thought of writing novels than other country gentlemen. One day, after reading a story of English life, he exclaimed, " I believe I could write a better book myself." " Try it, then," retorted his wife playfully ; and he tried it. The result was Precaution. Unless the English novel was very poor, this book can hardly have been much of an improvement, for Cooper laid his scene in England in the midst of society that he knew nothing about. The book was anonymous. It was reprinted in England, and was thought by some critics to be the work of an English writer. Americans of that day were so used to looking across the ocean for their literature that this mistake gave Cooper courage. Moreover, his friends stood by him generously. " Write another," they said, " and lay the scene in America." Cooper took up his pen again. The

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