The Last of the Mohicans

The Last of the Mohicans

by James Fenimore Cooper

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Overview

In this classic adventure story, frontiersman Natty Bumppo and his Mohican comrades battle hostile Huron warriors in their daring rescue of the kidnapped Munro sisters.  

James Fenimore Cooper’s classic novel The Last of the Mohicans is set in the British province of New York during the French and Indian War of 1754-1763. Far and away the most popular volume of Cooper’s Leatherstocking Tales pentalogy, this is the thrilling account of a bloody ambush of 500 to 1,500 Anglo-American troops who had honorably surrendered at Fort William Henry.

The Last of the Mohicans shows the ensuing kidnapping of Colonel Munro’s two daughters, as well as their daring rescue by frontiersman Natty Bumppo, British soldier Duncan Heyward, and the last two members of the Mohican tribe. Exhilarating and horrifying, this vivid portrayal of life and death on the American frontier is now available as an elegantly designed clothbound edition with an elastic closure and a new introduction.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781847023018
Publisher: Echo Library
Publication date: 05/08/2006
Edition description: Large Print
Pages: 468
Sales rank: 909,997
Product dimensions: 8.25(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.94(d)

About the Author

James Fenimore Cooper (1789–1851) was a prolific and popular nineteenth-century American writer who is best remembered for his stirring frontier adventure The Last of the Mohicans. Enrolled at Yale University at age 13 and expelled three years later, he eventually joined the US Navy before launching a successful literary career. His writing consisted primarily of historical fiction about frontier and Native American life, as reflected in his well-known Leatherstocking Tales pentalogy.

Steven Frye is a Ph.D. graduate of Purdue University and Professor of English at California State University, Bakersfield. He the author of Understanding Cormac McCarthy and editor of the 2011 Cambridge Companion to Cormac McCarthy.

Date of Birth:

September 15, 1789

Date of Death:

September 14, 1851

Place of Birth:

Burlington, New Jersey

Place of Death:

Cooperstown, New York

Education:

Yale University (expelled in 1805)

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements

Illustrations

Historical Introduction

Preface [1826]

Introduction [1831]

Addition to the 1831 Introduction [1850]

The Last of the Mohicans

Explanatory Notes

Textual Commentary

Textual Notes

Emendations

Rejected Readings

Word-Division

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“In his immortal friendship of Chingachgook and Natty Bumppo [Cooper] dreamed the nucleus of a new society….A stark human relationship of two men, deeper than the deeps of sex. Deeper than property, deeper than fatherhood, deeper than marriage, deeper than Love.” –D. H. Lawrence

The Last of the Mohicans raises again the question of the efficacy of human effort to control irrational forces at work in individual men, races, and nations. The question has never been more pertinent than now.” –James Franklin Beard 

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