Fenimore Cooper's Literary Offences

Mark Twain (1835 - 1910)

Fenimore Cooper - author of The Deerslayer, The Last of the Mohicans, etc - has often been praised, but just as often been criticised for his writing. Mark Twain wrote a funny, vicious little essay on the subject, in which he states: "In one place in 'Deerslayer,' and in the restricted space of two-thirds of a page, Cooper has scored 114 offences against literary art out of a possible 115."
(Summary by Gesine)

Genre(s): Satire, Literary Criticism

Language: English

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