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Jun 12, 2001
| ISBN 9780375757648
Jun 01, 1982
| ISBN 9780553213294
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Nov 29, 2005
| ISBN 9780553902143
Dec 12, 2006
| 888 Minutes
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Jun 12, 2001 | ISBN 9780375757648
Jun 01, 1982 | ISBN 9780553213294
Nov 29, 2005 | ISBN 9780553902143
Dec 12, 2006 | ISBN 9781415936344
Cooper’s famous adventure brings the wilds of the American frontier and the drama of the French-Indian war to vivid life. Featuring the classic character Natty Bumppo, it is a moving, memorable depiction of courage, passion, and forbearance, and a precursor to the Western genre.
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.
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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