The Eclipse (James Fenimore Cooper)

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The Eclipse is an autobiographical vignette by James Fenimore Cooper that was written between 1833 and 1838, recounting his own experience witnessing a solar eclipse in Cooperstown on the morning of June 16, 1806. It was published posthumously in the September 1869 issue of Putnam's Monthly Magazine.[1] Susan Fenimore Cooper, the author's daughter, found it among his papers.[2]


  1. ^ Putnam's Monthly Magazine 21 (n.s. 4) (Sept. 1869): 352–359
  2. ^ The entry in "The Cooper Bookshelf" of the James Fenimore Cooper Society website

Online text[edit]

The Eclipse by James Fenimore Cooper, at Cornell University Library [1]