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Jul 01, 1986
| ISBN 9780140390247
Aug 26, 2003
| ISBN 9781101657713
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Jul 01, 1986 | ISBN 9780140390247
Aug 26, 2003 | ISBN 9781101657713
Cooper’s most enduringly popular novel combines heroism and romance with powerful criticism of the destruction of nature and tradition.Set against the French and Indian siege of Fort William Henry in 1757, The Last of the Mohicans recounts the story of two sisters, Cora and Alice Munro, daughters of the English commander, who are struggling to be reunited with their father. They are aided in their perilous journey by Hawk-eye, a frontier scout and his companions Chingachgook and Uncas, the only two survivors of the Mohican tribe. But their lives are endangered by the Mangua, the savage Indian traitor who captures the sisters, wanting Cora to be his squaw. In setting Indian against Indian and the brutal society of the white man against the civilization of the Mohican, Cooper, more than any author before or since, shaped the American sense of itself as a nation.For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.
Illus. in black-and-white. This action-packed edition of James Fenimore Cooper’s famous adventure brings the wilds of the American frontier and the drama of the French and Indian War to vivid life.
James Fenimore Cooper (1789–1851) was born in Burlington, New Jersey, and his family moved to Cooperstown, New York, while he was still an infant. He attended Yale College until he was expelled for bad behavior. He served in the U.S…. More about James Fenimore Cooper
"[Cooper’s] sympathy is large, and his humor is as genuine — and as perfectly unaffected — as his art."– Joseph Conrad
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