The Last of the Mohicans

The Last of the Mohicans

by James Fenimore Cooper

Paperback / softback Publication Date: 01/02/2006

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The second of Cooper's five Leatherstocking Tales, this is the one which has consistently captured the imagination of generations since it was first published in 1826. It's success lies partly in the historical role Cooper gives to his Indian characters, against the grain of accumulated racial hostility, and partly in his evocation of the wild beautiful landscapes of North America which the French and the British fought to control throughout the eighteenth century.At the centre of the novel is the celebrated `Massacre' of British troops and their families by Indian allies of the French at Fort William Henry in 1757. Around this historical event, Cooper built a romantic fiction of captivity, sexuality, and heroism, in which the destiny of the Mohicans Chingachgook and his son Uncas is inseparable from the lives of Alice and Cora Munro and of Hawkeye the frontier scout. The controlled, elaborate writing gives natural pace to the violence of the novel's action- like the nature whose plundering Copper laments, the books placid surfaces conceal inexplicable and deathly forces.With an introduction by A.B. Guthrie Jr.
ISBN:
9780553213294
9780553213294
Category:
Classic fiction
Format:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
01-02-2006
Language:
English
Publisher:
Bantam Doubleday Dell Publishing Group Inc
Country of origin:
United States
Pages:
377
Dimensions (mm):
175x107x24mm
Weight:
0.21kg

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