Cooper decided to leave America and live in Europe at this time

Cooper decided to leave America and live in Europe at this time

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Cooper decided to leave America and live in Europe at this time. His motives for the European  residence were several: the education of his children; a change of scenery for relaxation and  perhaps for new ideas; and the financial need to secure firm agreements with European publishers  about copyrights, royalties, and other matters. He settled in Paris in 1826 and remained in Europe for  almost eight years. Cooper's impact upon European literature was very great, and he was welcomed  warmly, receiving invitations from all quarters. Again, the social life did not interfere with his literary  career because Cooper published in one year, 1827, two novels:  The Prairie,  the third of the  "Leatherstocking Tales," and  The Red Rover,  a sea story. In addition, he published  The Wept of  Wish-ton-Wish  (1829) about New England in the seventeenth century, and  The Water-Witch,  nautical novel. Cooper also utilized his foreign travels and readings by composing three works with  European backgrounds:  The Bravo 
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