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The last of the Mohicans (original 1826; edition 1984)

by James Fenimore Cooper

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Title:The last of the Mohicans
Authors:James Fenimore Cooper
Info:Pleasantville, N.Y.: Reader's Digest Association, c1984.
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The Last of the Mohicans by James Fenimore Cooper (1826)



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A wonderful story. So much better than it's siblings. ( )
  Hymlock | Apr 28, 2017 |
So much more racist than you remember, and more violent. But also pretty darn exciting. Cooper was something like the Tom Clancy of the early twentieth century. There's no denying the importance of Natty Bumpo to American frontier mythology. At the same time, it's hard to stomach the crazy representations of the "savages." ( )
  jalbacutler | Jan 10, 2017 |
Fictional account of the French and Indian War ( )
  JackSweeney | Jan 10, 2017 |
There are few books wherein the movie can compete with the novel. Last of the Mohicans is one of these, but that is not to diminish the book. The movie is that good. Yet, they are wholly different.

The narration of the book was aloof and disappointing at first. It was omnipresent and cast its spotlight on various scenes full of descriptive landscape, but lacking any emotional investment. Readers only get to know the characters from afar, yet I grew to enjoy the book with each new chapter. Because it was vastly different in plot and relationships than the movie, it was a revelation. I picked up the book fully expecting a specific ending, yet the ending was not at all as I anticipated. I did not know who loved who, who was friend or foe, nor who would live or die. I read the last quarter of the book in earnest.

If you love adventure stories, this book will not disappoint. ( )
  FoxTribeMama | Oct 12, 2016 |
“Written criticism has been seen as a parasitic form of literary expression” so as not to be seen as overly wordy and parasitical, I shall make this review quite short. Cooper followed the writer’s philosophy of that time in believing that if one word will do then two words must be so much better and would have benefited from a stringent editor. I enjoyed it very much despite having to plough through an extraordinary amount of tedious bafflegab and gobbledygook (David Gamut and religious superfluity come to mind and the dressing up as a bear and a beaver are too silly to contemplate.) The history alone is worthy of mention for the events at Fort William Henry in 1757 were remembered by Wolfe’s troops at the siege of Quebec City in 1759. American history books say the massacre of British troops by First Nations allied with General Montcalm after they left Fort William Henry was over exaggerated but it was certainly fresh in the mind of General Hull when he surrendered Fort Detroit to Canada’s hero General Brock in August 1812 without a shot being fired. Brock sent Hull this famous message, “The force at my disposal authorizes me to require of you the immediate surrender of Fort Detroit. It is far from my intention to join in a war of extermination, but you must be aware, that the numerous body of Indians who have attached themselves to my troops, will be beyond control the moment the contest commences. You will find me disposed to enter into such conditions as will satisfy the most scrupulous sense of honour. Lieut.-Colonel McDonnell and Major Glegg are fully authorized to conclude any arrangement that may lead to prevent the unnecessary effusion of blood.” The Seven Years War was a tumultuous time for New France for the war carried over from Europe to North America and France ultimately lost her possessions in the Canadas. Ultimately, the Treaty of Paris in 1763 saw France give up Canada for Guadeloupe (sugar cane was more important than furs) and maintained only the islands of St. Pierre and Miquelon. ( )
  ShelleyAlberta | Jun 4, 2016 |
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… The book was first published in 1826, and conveys the prejudices of the time. This is primarily an adventure story written from a European viewpoint. The "dusky, savage" Huron kidnappers are the villains, and the Mohicans are stereotypically romanticized as courageous and stoic. However, even complimentary comments sometimes indicate underlying prejudice as when… scout Hawkeye observes to Chingachgook, "You are a just man for an Indian." The term "squaw" is used several times.

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Andriolli, Elviro MichaelIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Churchwell, SarahIntroductionsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Dean, Robertson.Narratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Dunbar, John B.Editorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Guthrie, A. B., Jr.Introductionsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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Lehtonen, J. V.Translatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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The wild rush of action in this classic frontier adventure story has made The Last of the Mohicans the most popular of James Fenimore Cooper’s Leatherstocking Tales. Deep in the forests of upper New York State, the brave woodsman Hawkeye (Natty Bumppo) and his loyal Mohican friends Chingachgook and Uncas become embroiled in the bloody battles of the French and Indian War. The abduction of the beautiful Munro sisters by hostile savages, the treachery of the renegade brave Magua, the ambush of innocent settlers, and the thrilling events that lead to the final tragic confrontation between rival war parties create an unforgettable, spine-tingling picture of life on the frontier. And as the idyllic wilderness gives way to the forces of civilization, the novel presents a moving portrayal of a vanishing race and the end of its way of life in the great American forests.

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A Mohican brave struggles to protect two English girls from an evil Huron during the French and Indian War in upstate New York.

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