The Last of the Mohicans

The Last of the Mohicans

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&&LDIV&&R&&LDIV&&R&&LDIV&&R&&LI&&RThe Last of the Mohicans&&L/I&&R, by &&LB&&RJames Fenimore Cooper&&L/B&&R, is part of the &&LI&&RBarnes & Noble Classics&&L/I&&R &&LI&&R &&L/I&&Rseries, which offers quality editions at affordable prices to the student and the general reader, including new scholarship, thoughtful design, and pages of carefully crafted extras. Here are some of the remarkable features of &&LI&&RBarnes & Noble Classics&&L/I&&R: &&LDIV&&R New introductions commissioned from today's top writers and scholars Biographies of the authors Chronologies of contemporary historical, biographical, and cultural events Footnotes and endnotes Selective discussions of imitations, parodies, poems, books, plays, paintings, operas, statuary, and films inspired by the work Comments by other famous authors Study questions to challenge the reader's viewpoints and expectations Bibliographies for further reading Indices & Glossaries, when appropriate All editions are beautifully designed and are printed to superior specifications; some include illustrations of historical interest. &&LI&&RBarnes & Noble Classics &&L/I&&Rpulls together a constellation of influences--biographical, historical, and literary--to enrich each reader's understanding of these enduring works.&&L/DIV&&R&&L/DIV&&R&&L/DIV&&R&&LDIV&&R &&L/DIV&&R&&LDIV&&RDuring the fierce French and Indian wars, an adroit scout named Hawkeye and his companion Chingachgook weave through the spectacular and dangerous wilderness of upstate New York, fighting to save the beautiful Munro sisters from the Huron renegade Magua. &&LP&&R&&LI&&RThe Last of the Mohicans&&L/I&&R is the most popular of &&LB&&RJames Fenimore Cooper&&L/B&&R's five &&LI&&RLeatherstocking Tales&&L/I&&R. With its death-defying chases and teeth-clenching suspense, this American classic established many archetypes of American frontier fiction. &&LP&&RAn engrossing "Western" by America's first great novelist, &&LI&&RThe Last of the Mohicans &&L/I&&Ris a story of survival and treachery, love and deliverance.&&L/P&&R&&LDIV&&R&&LB&&RStephen Railton&&L/B&&R, Professor of English at the University of Virginia, has written books on Cooper, Mark Twain, and the American Renaissance, and has created major websites on Twain, &&LI&&RUncle Tom's Cabin&&L/I&&R, and American culture.&&L/DIV&&R&&L/DIV&&R&&L/DIV&&R
Publisher: New York : Barnes & Noble Classics, c2003.
ISBN: 9781593081379
1593081375
9781593083359
1593083351
Branch Call Number: Fiction
Characteristics: xxx, 384 p. ; 22 cm.
Additional Contributors: Railton, Stephen 1948-

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kleokleopatra66
Oct 30, 2015

an excellent story, very realistic, the end was not what i hoped l for or my liking but... i did not write it. only problem i had with it, was the language, that made it hard to understand for me. it is written with a lot of pioneer terms and a lot of the way indians spoke: flowered, talking around the subject than getting straight to it, lots of methaphors to decipher if you can. very meaningful plot.

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lukasevansherman
Mar 26, 2014

It is easy to mock James Fenimore Cooper and find him old fashioned, formulaic and condescending towards his Native American characters. When I first read this in college, I thought he was a kind of frontier Tom Clancy: popular, but cliched and not very good. Yet for anyone who wants to understand American lit., he remains a key figure in establishing the rules for both the western and the adventure story. Contemporary readers will find his comments on Indians, women and the wilderness interesting, if a little dated. In response to the other comment, Washington Irving was born before Cooper and was "native-born." Part of the 5-book Leahtherstocking Tales.

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8114Lafcadio
Dec 19, 2012

Let me start by saying that the movie is not only a slightly different story, the movie is a better story. The characters in the movie have more integrity. Also, the movie didn't spend 100 pages describing sticks.

An interesting question surfaced in my original copy of Trivial Pursuit:

Who was the first native American author?

In classic Trivial Pursuit style, the question is worded accurately, but it is very misleading. It is not asking about the first Native (capital N) American author. It's asking for the first native (lower-case n) American author.

James Fenimore Cooper is the answer, because he was born in the United States of America after it was officially known as the United States of America. Any American authors born before him would be considered native colonists who then became citizens of the United States of America. Confusingly, of course, Cooper wrote about Native (capital N) Americans.

After reading the answer on the back of the card, it took me quite some time to figure out what the question was really asking. I confirmed it by realizing that older versions of Trivial Pursuit would never have used a term as PC as "Native American."

Kdmullerspy Aug 21, 2012

I liked it, but the author could have used more voice

Grace_Kalman May 01, 2012

To be brief, the people who died should have lived, and the people who lived should have died. And the writing was stilted and unnatural, but about what I expected from this author. Gack.

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