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Mark Twain’s Writing Guide: 18 Rules Governing Literary Art

Twain’s Comical List of Fenimore Cooper’s Literary Offenses

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The five tales reveal an extraordinary fullness of invention. … One of the very greatest characters in fiction, Natty Bumppo… The craft of the woodsman, the tricks of the trapper, all the delicate art of the forest were familiar to Cooper from his youth up. — Professor Matthews

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