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The Last of the Mohicans
James Fenimore Cooper
0451529820
July 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
The classic tale of Hawkeye-Natty Bumppo-the frontier scout who turned his back on "civilization," and his friendship with a Mohican warrior as they escort two sisters through the dangerous wilderness of Indian country in frontier America.


The Last of the Mohicans (Barnes & Noble Classics Series)
James Fenimore Cooper
1593083351
November 2004
Hardcover
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The Last of the Mohicans (Barnes & Noble Classics Series)
James Fenimore Cooper
1593080654
November 2003
Mass Market Paperback
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Book Description
The second and most popular chronicle in his Leather-stocking Tales, James Fenimore Cooper’s The Last of the Mohicans is one of the great historical romances to come out of America. Set in 1757 amidst the French and Indian War, the novel tells the story of frontier scout Hawkeye and his efforts to conduct two daughters of a fort commander to safety.

Stephen Railton is Professor of English at the University of Virginia. Railton has published Fenimore Cooper: A Study of His Life and Imagination.


The Deerslayer
James Fenimore Cooper
0451529391
July 2004
Paperback
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From Library Journal
This novel, Cooper's last contribution to his five-volume "Leatherstocking Tales," introduces Natty Bumppo as a young frontiersman in early 18th-century New York and keeps him busy rescuing white women from Indians. Since Cooper actually wrote this book last in his series, one would expect it to be competently written. However, it's impossible to listen to it without thinking of Mark Twain's savage essay "Fenimore Cooper's Literary Offenses," in which he calls The Deerslayer a "literary delirium tremens." Very apt. The book takes forever to go nowhere, and its dialog is a tortuous blend of stilted literary English and wholly imaginary frontier dialect. Such imperfections may be passed over on the printed page, but they are impossible to ignore when given voice. Narrator Raymond Todd reads descriptive passages just...


The Deerslayer (Barnes & Noble Classics Series)
James Fenimore Cooper
1593082118
July 2005
Paperback
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The Last of the Mohicans
Thomas Roundtree
0822007177
Oct 1965
Paperback
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Book Description
The original CliffsNotes study guides offer expert commentary on major themes, plots, characters, literary devices, and historical background. The latest generation of titles in this series also feature glossaries and visual elements that complement the classic, familiar format.

CliffsNotes on The Last of the Mohicans is a fanciful and romantic tale of the Mohicans, a disappearing tribe of Native Americans in the frontier. The action centers on a frontier scout during the French and Indian Wars, who plays a part in the wresting of a continent from nature and the original inhabitants.

With expert commentaries and critical analyses, this study guide helps you explore the American Frontier in the mid-eighteenth century and how conflicting forces meet head-on – with tragic...



The Last of the Mohicans (Barnes & Noble Classics Series)
James Fenimore Cooper
1593081375
December 2004
Paperback
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The Prairie
James Fenimore Cooper
0192837664
Feb 2000
Paperback
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Book Description
Set in the immense landscape of the Great Plains, The Prairie (1827) addresses many questions raised by the penetration of the American west: the displacement of the Indians, the destruction of nature, and the creation of a just society both ordered and free. Natty Bumppo, a man now in the
autumn of his days, is the spokesman for the conservation of the natural environment. But as his physical prowess wanes he is ultimately unable to thwart the despoilers. In this, the last in the series of five Leatherstocking Tales, Cooper resolves the issues of The Pioneers and The Last of the
Mohicans, but at the same time eloquently suggests that humility, self-control, reverence for God, and respect for nature are tragically lost on the prairie.


The Last of the Mohicans (Collector's Library)
James Fenimore Cooper
076075781X
August 2004
Hardcover
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The Pathfinder
James Fenimore Cooper
0451522575
January 1961
Mass Market Paperback
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Book Description
The Pathfinder (1840), Cooper's most picturesque novel and the fourth of the five Leatherstocking Tales, is a naval story set on the Great Lakes of the 1750s. Fashioned from Cooper's own experience as a midshipman on Lake Ontario in 1808-09, the novel revives Natty Bumpo (who had died in The
Prairie), and illuminates Cooper's interest in American history with his concern for social development. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

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Cooper undertakes a "hazardous experiment" of resurrecting one of his most popular characters, for he had killed off Bumppo in his previous incarnation. This book is noted as a classic account of the American wilderness.


The Last of the Mohicans
James Fenimore Cooper
0375757643
June 2001
Paperback
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From AudioFile
Few are not familiar with The Last of the Mohicans. War, "Indians," fight scenes, courage, love and death are all incorporated into this abridgment. While the abridgment is obvious, none of Cooper's rich language is lost. Theodore Bikel is a very suitable narrator for this dramatic work. His deep, clear voice leads the listener along the shadowy forest trails and through the tribulations of the Indians, their allies and captives. Bikel modulates his voice to suit the characters while maintaining the quality and richness of the story. This is a good addition to a collection of classic literature. M.B.K. (c)AudioFile, Portland, Maine --This text refers to the Audio Cassette edition.

Review
"[Cooper's] sympathy is large, and his humor is as genuine -- and as...


Dawn on a Distant Shore
Sara Donati
0553578553
May 2001
Mass Market Paperback
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Book Review
Sara Donati's novel Dawn on a Distant Shore picks up soon after the conclusion of her prior book, Into the Wilderness. In the winter of 1794, on the edge of the New York wilderness, Elizabeth and Nathaniel Bonner have settled into the comforts of domestic bliss. Typically, however, adventure seeks these two out. Alone but for her stepdaughter Hannah, Elizabeth gives birth to twins, while Nathaniel and his father Hawkeye are imprisoned in Montreal. Determined to help her men, Elizabeth packs up the children and sets off to free them. Liberty does not bring relief to the Bonner clan, however, as sinister forces conspire to pirate them to Scotland and embroil them in a complex family feud.

History and adventure are slathered on thickly throughout this epic tale. Donati's talent for dialect and detail bring the large cast of...



The Last of the Mohicans
James Fenimore Cooper
0486426785
July 2003
Paperback
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Book Description
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 picture of American frontier life in this imaginative, innovative, and classic eighteenth-century adventure--the most popular of James Fenimore Cooper's Leatherstocking Tales.


The Deerslayer
James Fenimore Cooper
0192837257
Feb 2000
Paperback
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From Library Journal
This novel, Cooper's last contribution to his five-volume "Leatherstocking Tales," introduces Natty Bumppo as a young frontiersman in early 18th-century New York and keeps him busy rescuing white women from Indians. Since Cooper actually wrote this book last in his series, one would expect it to be competently written. However, it's impossible to listen to it without thinking of Mark Twain's savage essay "Fenimore Cooper's Literary Offenses," in which he calls The Deerslayer a "literary delirium tremens." Very apt. The book takes forever to go nowhere, and its dialog is a tortuous blend of stilted literary English and wholly imaginary frontier dialect. Such imperfections may be passed over on the printed page, but they are impossible to ignore when given voice. Narrator Raymond Todd reads descriptive passages just...


The Deerslayer
James Fenimore Cooper
0553210858
June 1982
Mass Market Paperback
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From Library Journal
This novel, Cooper's last contribution to his five-volume "Leatherstocking Tales," introduces Natty Bumppo as a young frontiersman in early 18th-century New York and keeps him busy rescuing white women from Indians. Since Cooper actually wrote this book last in his series, one would expect it to be competently written. However, it's impossible to listen to it without thinking of Mark Twain's savage essay "Fenimore Cooper's Literary Offenses," in which he calls The Deerslayer a "literary delirium tremens." Very apt. The book takes forever to go nowhere, and its dialog is a tortuous blend of stilted literary English and wholly imaginary frontier dialect. Such imperfections may be passed over on the printed page, but they are impossible to ignore when given voice. Narrator Raymond Todd reads descriptive passages just...


The Pioneers
James Fenimore Cooper
0140390073
June 1988
Paperback
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Book Description
The first of the five Leatherstocking Tales, The Pioneers is perhaps the most realistic and beautiful of the series. Drawing on his own experiences, Cooper brilliantly describes Frontier life, providing a fascinating backdrop to the real heart of the novel--the competing claims to land
ownership of Native Americans and settlers. This edition follows the publication of The Last of the Mohicans in the World's Classics series and uses the standard text approved by the Modern Language Association. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

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Originally published in 1823, the novel is the first of Cooper's five Leatherstocking Tales and the one that incorporates most fully his own experience of growing up in a town on the American frontier. He...


The Last of the Mohicans
James Fenimore Cooper
0140390243
July 1986
Paperback
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From AudioFile
Few are not familiar with The Last of the Mohicans. War, "Indians," fight scenes, courage, love and death are all incorporated into this abridgment. While the abridgment is obvious, none of Cooper's rich language is lost. Theodore Bikel is a very suitable narrator for this dramatic work. His deep, clear voice leads the listener along the shadowy forest trails and through the tribulations of the Indians, their allies and captives. Bikel modulates his voice to suit the characters while maintaining the quality and richness of the story. This is a good addition to a collection of classic literature. M.B.K. (c)AudioFile, Portland, Maine --This text refers to the Audio Cassette edition.

Review
"[Cooper's] sympathy is large, and his humor is as genuine -- and as...


Pioneers
James Fenimore Cooper
0451525213
March 1964
Mass Market Paperback
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Book Description
The first of the five Leatherstocking Tales, The Pioneers is perhaps the most realistic and beautiful of the series. Drawing on his own experiences, Cooper brilliantly describes Frontier life, providing a fascinating backdrop to the real heart of the novel--the competing claims to land
ownership of Native Americans and settlers. This edition follows the publication of The Last of the Mohicans in the World's Classics series and uses the standard text approved by the Modern Language Association. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

Download Description
Originally published in 1823, the novel is the first of Cooper's five Leatherstocking Tales and the one that incorporates most fully his own experience of growing up in a town on the American frontier. He...

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