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The Last of the Mohicans (original 1826; edition 1932)

by James Fenimore Cooper, Edward Everett Hale (Introduction), Edward A. Wilson (Illustrator)

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Title:The Last of the Mohicans
Authors:James Fenimore Cooper
Other authors:Edward Everett Hale (Introduction), Edward A. Wilson (Illustrator)
Info:Heritage Press (1932), Hardcover
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Tags:American Literature, Adventure, Native Americans

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This was on the 1001 reading list. I made it to page 21. Not my type of book. It was boring and I just could not get into it, understand it or get into the characters.
  booklover3258 | Apr 29, 2017 |
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 |
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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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Author nameRoleType of authorWork?Status
James Fenimore Cooperprimary authorall editionscalculated
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
Hocker, OskarTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Hunt, RobertIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Lehtonen, J. V.Translatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
McKeever, LarryNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
O'Brien, TimCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Sharp, Joseph HenryCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Weideman, BillNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Wilson, Edward ArthurIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Wyeth, N.C.Illustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed

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It was a feature peculiar to the colonial wars of North America, that the tolls and dangers of the wilderness were to be encountered before the adverse hosts could meet.
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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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