Bellin, Joshua David. The Demon of the Continent: Indians and the Shaping of American Literature. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2001.
Clark, Robert, ed. James Fenimore Cooper: New Critical Essays. London: Vision Press, 1985.
Cooper, James Fenimore. The Letters and Journals of James Fenimore Cooper. Edited by James Beard. Cambridge, Massachusetts: Harvard University Press, 1960.
Darnell, Donald. James Fenimore Cooper: Novelist of Manners. Newark: University of Delaware Press, 1993.
Dekker, George. James Fenimore Cooper: The American Scott. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1967.
Lawrence, D. H. Studies in Classic American Literature. New York: Doubleday and Company, 1961.
McWilliams, John. The Last of the Mohicans: Civil Savagery and Savage Civility. New York: Twayne Publishers, 1995.
Walker, Warren. James Fenimore Cooper: An Introduction and Interpretation. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1962.
I am sad to see that here it is indirectly and wrongly suggested that Cooper diminishes the role of religion, or that he regards it as a "useless" in the wilderness. You're not being fair to Cooper since he is not using the character of David Garmout to criticize the role of religion in general. To assume such interpretation would be to neglect Cooper’s own position towards religion.
It's worth stating that James Fenimore Cooper was actually a religious man, and not only the great support he gave to his Episcopal Church is a testimon
1 out of 2 people found this helpful