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The Last Of The Mohicans : Bantam Classics - James Fenimore Cooper

The Last Of The Mohicans

Bantam Classics

Paperback Published: 1st September 1981
ISBN: 9780553213294
Number Of Pages: 377

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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.

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"[Cooper's] sympathy is large, and his humor is as genuine--and as perfectly unaffected--as his art."-- Joseph Conrad

ISBN: 9780553213294
ISBN-10: 0553213296
Series: Bantam Classics
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 377
Published: 1st September 1981
Publisher: Bantam Doubleday Dell Publishing Group Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 17.5 x 10.7  x 2.4
Weight (kg): 0.21
Edition Number: 1