HarperCollins is proud to present its incredible range of best-loved, essential classics.Set in the 1740s, just after the start of the French and Indian wars, James Fenimore Cooper’s The Deerslayer tells the story of a young Natty Bumppo, most famously known as ‘Hawkeye’, and his Mohican ‘brother’ Chingachgook, as they attempt to rescue Chingachgook’s betrothed, Wah-ta-Wah, from the Hurons. When Bumppo’s friends Harry March and Tom Hutter are also captured, Bumppo must go on his first warpath in order to rescue them.Cooper’s final addition to his classic Leatherstocking series is one of the earliest novels to be considered truly ‘American’, due in no small part to the novel’s protagonist, who embodied the popular American ideals of individualism and liberty. The novel is a worthy prequel to the popular The Last of the Mohicans, full of adventure, suspense and romance.
HarperCollins is proud to present its range of best-loved, essential classics.‘Death and honour are thought to be the same, but today I have learned that sometimes they are not.’Set in frontier America in the midst of the French-Indian war, as the French are attempting to overthrow an English fort, Cooper’s story follows Alice and Cora Munro, pioneer sisters who are trying to find their way back to their father, an English commander. Guided by an army major and Magua, an Indian from the Huron tribe, they soon meet Hawk-eye, a frontier scout and his Mohican Indian companions Chingachgook and Uncas.Magua is not all that he seems and the sisters are kidnapped. In The Last of the Mohicans, Cooper sets Indian tribe against Indian tribe and lays bare the brutality of the white man against the Mohicans.
A massacre at a colonial garrison, the kidnapping of two pioneer sisters by Iroquois tribesmen, the treachery of a renegade brave, and the ambush of innocent settlers create an unforgettable, spine-tingling picture of American frontier life in this classic 18th-century adventure — the most popular of James Fenimore Cooper's Leatherstocking Tales.First published in 1826, the story — set in the forests of upper New York State during the French and Indian War — movingly portrays the relationship between Hawkeye, a gallant, courageous woodsman, and his loyal Mohican friends, Chingachgook and Uncas. Embroiled in one of the war's bloody battles, they attempt to lead the abducted Munro sisters to safety but find themselves instead in the midst of a final, tragic confrontation between rival war parties.Imaginative and innovative, The Last of the Mohicans quickly became the most widely read work of the day, solidifying the popularity of America's first successful novelist in the United States and Europe. Required reading in many American literature classics, the novel presents a stirring picture of a vanishing people and the end to a way of life in the eastern forests.
The Last of the Mohicans: A Narrative of 1757 by James Fenimore Cooper (1789-1851) was first published in 1826. It is a war story set in 1757 when the French and British fought in order conquer North America.<br><br>Mermaids Classics, an imprint of Mermaids Publishing brings the very best of old classic literature to a modern era of digital reading by producing high quality books in ebook format. All of the Mermaids Classics epublications are reproductions of classic antique books that were originally published in print format, mostly over a century ago and are now republished in digital format as ebooks. Begin to build your collection of digital books by looking for more literary gems from Mermaids Classics.
This comprehensive eBook presents the complete works or all the significant works – the Œuvre – of this famous and brilliant writer in one ebook – easy-to-read and easy-to-navigate: • The Last of the Mohicans; A narrative of James Fenimore Cooper • The Deerslayer • The Last of the Mohicans: A Narrative of James Fenimore Cooper • The Pioneers; Or, The Sources of the Susquehanna • The Prairie • The Pathfinder; Or, The Inland Sea • The Spy • The Pilot: A Tale of the Sea • The Red Rover • Homeward Bound; Or, the Chase: A Tale of the Sea • Afloat and Ashore: A Sea Tale • The Water-Witch; Or, the Skimmer of the Seas: A Tale • The Bravo: A Tale • The Monikins • The Lake Gun • Precaution: A Novel • Oak Openings • Jack Tier; Or, The Florida Reef • The Crater; Or, Vulcan's Peak: A Tale of the Pacific • The Two Admirals • New York • The Wing-and-Wing; Or, Le Feu-Follet • The Redskins; or, Indian and Injin, Volume. • New York • Autobiography of a Pocket-Handkerchief • Ned Myers, or, a Life Before the Mast • The Spy • Home as Found • The Sea Lions; Or, The Lost Sealers • Wyandotté; Or, The Hutted Knoll: A Tale • The Wept of Wish-Ton-Wish • A Residence in France • Miles Wallingford • Satanstoe; Or, the Littlepage Manuscripts. A Tale of the Colony • The Spy: Condensed for use in schools • Tales for Fifteen; Or, Imagination and Heart • The Headsman; Or, The Abbaye des Vignerons • The Chainbearer; Or, The Littlepage Manuscripts • Recollections of Europe • Mercedes of Castile; Or, The Voyage to Cathay • Elinor Wyllys; Or, The Young Folk of Longbridge: A Tale. Volume Susan Fenimore Cooper • Tales for Fifteen • etc.
THE COMPLETE LEATHERSTOCKING TALES features the five novels of James Fenimore Cooper's beloved Leatherstocking series, which follow the adventures of Natty Bumppo. Set largely on the frontier of New York during the 18th century, Bumppo, who is known as «Leatherstocking» to the European settlers and «Deerslayer» or «Hawkeye» to the Native Americans, is an Anglo-American raised in part by Delaware Indians. Together with his brother and companion Chingachgook, they roam the frontier through a variety of harrowing adventures.
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• The Deerslayer • The Last of the Mohicans • The Pathfinder • The Pioneers • The Prairie
The story dates are derived from dates given in the tales and span the period roughly of 1740–1806. They do not necessarily correspond with the actual dates of the historical events described in the series, which discrepancies Cooper likely introduced for the sake of convenience. For instance, Cooper manipulated time to avoid making Leatherstocking 100 years old when he traveled to the Kansas plains in The Prairie. The Natty Bumppo character is generally believed to have been inspired, at least in part, by the historic explorer Daniel Boone or the lesser known David Shipman. Critic Georg Lukacs likened Bumppo to Sir Walter Scott's "middling characters; because they do not represent the extremes of society, these figures can serve as tools for the social and cultural exploration of historical events, without directly portraying the history itself.( Wiki)