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James Fenimore Cooper

James Fenimore Cooper (1789-1851) was America's first successful popular novelist. Son of the prominent federalist William Cooper, founder of the Cooperstown settlement, James was educated at Yale in preparation for a genteel life as a federalist gentleman. After his father's death in an 1809 duel, Cooper quickly squandered his inheritance, and at thirty was on the verge of bankruptcy. He decided to try his hand at writing. His first novel, Precaution, a domestic comedy set in England, lost...See more

Personality Profile For James Fenimore Cooper

James Fenimore Cooper

The following is a personality profile of James Fenimore Cooper based on his work.

James Fenimore Cooper is shrewd and somewhat insensitive.

He is empathetic, he feels what others feel and is compassionate towards them. He is philosophical as well: he is open to and intrigued by new ideas and loves to explore them. But, James Fenimore Cooper is also unstructured: he does not make a lot of time for organization in his daily life.

More than most people, his choices are driven by a desire for well-being.

He is also relatively unconcerned with tradition: he cares more about making his own path than following what others have done. Considers helping others to guide a large part of what he does: he thinks it is important to take care of the people around him.


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