James Fenimore Cooper The setting for this historical romance is the French and Indian War, a war which pitted England and its American colonists against the French and their Indian allies. Cora and Alice Munro, the daughters of an English commander, are on their way to join their father. Escorting them through the wilderness are Alice's fiancé, Major Duncan Heyward, and the treacherous Indian Magua, who secretly serves the French. Magua's plan to betray the party to the Iroquois is foiled by the scout Hawkeye and his companions, old chief Chingachgook and his son Uncas, the "last of the Mohicans." Through a series of fights and rescues, this trio of loyal friends, who embody a code of manly honor and heroics, defend the virtuous sisters from Magua and his Iroquois thugs.
This timeless tale will enchant readers with its panoramic view of America at its conception.
James Fenimore Cooper James Fenimore Cooper was the most popular American writer of his day, but today he is best known for The Last of the Mohicans. A part of his Leatherstocking Tales, The Last of the Mohicans takes place in 1757 during the French and Indian War, when France and England battled for control of the American and Canadian colonies. It features Cooper's best-known character, the woodsman Natty Bumppo, also known as "Hawkeye" or "Leatherstocking". Hawkeye is brave, noble, honest, and respects the customs of the Indians. The Last of the Mohicans follows Hawkeye and his Indian companions as they become involved in the bloody French and Indian War. It is a classic exciting adventure story full of battles, captures and rescues.
James Fenimore Cooper In danger of Indian raids at all times, a small party of colonial Americans flee before the British and their Indian allies during the French and Indian wars. Hawkeye, the scout, is the great figure in this classic story; the climax comes in the tragic encounter between two rival Indians, Magwa and Uncas, the last Mohican chief.
James Fenimore Cooper James Fenimore Cooper wrote five "leather-stocking" tales. This is the second and most famous. It comes between The Deerslayer and The Pathfinder. Here the white frontiersman, Hawkeye (aka Natto Bumppo and Leather Stocking) is nobly matched with Uncas, the Indian of the title. The story takes place in 1757 during the French and Indian War, when France and the Kingdom of Great Britain battled for control of the American and Canadian colonies. During this war, the French often allied themselves with Native American tribes in order to gain an advantage over the British, with unpredictable and often tragic results. The feeling for nature and the excitement of the action are remarkable, no less so than Cooper's nostalgic view of the Indians and trappers who formed what he clearly thought of as a wilderness elite.
James Fenimore Cooper "I am on the hilltop and must go down into the valley; and when Uncas follows in my footsteps there will no longer be any of the blood of the Sagamores, for my boy is the last of the Mohicans." Thus, James Fennimore Cooper writes in this beautiful but disturbing and memorable book of war, courage, and love.
James Fenimore Cooper Natty Bumppo , one of the greatest heroes in American literature, is the rugged frontiersman of James Fenimore Cooper's Leatherstocking Tales, a series of five novels that includes The Last of the Mohicans and The Deerslayer. Although it was the final volume to be written, The Deerslayer is the first in the chronology of Natty Bumppo's life, depicting the character as a young man testing himself in the wilderness and against enemies for the first time.
Set in the 1740s just after the start of the French and Indian wars, the novel opens as Natty Bumppo---known as Deerslayer---and his friend Hurry Harry travel to Tom Hutter's house in upstate New York. Hurry plans to marry Tom's beautiful daughter Judith, while Deerslayer has come to help his close friend Chingachgook save his bride-to-be, Wah-ta-Wah, from the Huron Indians. When war breaks out and Hurry and Tom are captured by Indians, Deerslayer must go on his first warpath to rescue them. One of the earliest novels to be considered truly "American," The Deerslayer is a masterpiece of suspense, adventure, and romance.
James Fenimore Cooper "The Last of the Mohicans" tells the story of Cora and Alice Munro, struggling to be reunited with their father, an English commander. They are guided by Duncan Hayward, a British officer, the scout Hawk-Eye and Chingachgook and Uncas, the last of the once powerful Delaware-tribe of the Mohicans. A classic adventure novel, hugely successful for more than 150 years. Born on September 15, 1789, in Burlington New Jersey, James Fenimore Cooper was later to become the first successful American novelist. After studying at Yale, Cooper married and lived as a landed gentleman. In 1820 his first novel "Precaution" was published. As a conservative defender of American values, he wrote many social and political satires and finally became famous for his "Leather-Stocking Tales" and especially for his novel "The Last of the Mohicans". James Fenimore Cooper died on September 14, 1851, at Cooperstown, New York.
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