The Last of the Mohicans

The Last of the Mohicans

A Narrative of 1757

eBook - 1962
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The story of a Mohican warrior's struggle to protect two English girls from the marauding Huron; set in the frontier wilderness of New York State during the French and Indian Wars.
Publisher: New York : New American Library, [1962]
ISBN: 9780553902143
Characteristics: 1 online resource (427 p.)
Subjects: Bumppo, Natty (Fictitious character) -- Fiction.
Mohegan Indians -- Fiction.
Indians of North America -- Fiction.
Frontier and pioneer life -- Fiction.
Electronic books.
United States -- History -- French and Indian War, 1754-1763 -- Fiction.
Adventure fiction.
Historical fiction.
War fiction.


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List - Westerns
BETH POISSON Mar 20, 2019

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 a... Read More »

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Dec 11, 2019

I liked this book while I read it, but I am not so sure now. 12/10 everyone else is too critical of this book.

May 07, 2019

This author was roundly criticized by other authors of his era (D.H. Lawrence, Mark Twain), but he did make a lasting contribution to American Literature, and his writing of the setting is vivid. His plots could have used some work, though . . ./ The film was popular, but I found myself wishing Madeleine Stowe had received at least as much of the camera time, as Daniel Day Lewis garnered.

Mar 05, 2018

J. Cooper shouldn't have tried his hand at writing as he did, the book is drawn out, problematic in many ways, and its most interesting characters aren't given much focus throughout. I found it to be a very dull read and did not enjoy his writing style at all.

Oct 30, 2015

an excellent story, very realistic, the end was not what i hoped l for or my liking but... i did not write it. only problem i had with it, was the language, that made it hard to understand for me. it is written with a lot of pioneer terms and a lot of the way indians spoke: flowered, talking around the subject than getting straight to it, lots of methaphors to decipher if you can. very meaningful plot.

Mar 26, 2014

It is easy to mock James Fenimore Cooper and find him old fashioned, formulaic and condescending towards his Native American characters. When I first read this in college, I thought he was a kind of frontier Tom Clancy: popular, but cliched and not very good. Yet for anyone who wants to understand American lit., he remains a key figure in establishing the rules for both the western and the adventure story. Contemporary readers will find his comments on Indians, women and the wilderness interesting, if a little dated. In response to the other comment, Washington Irving was born before Cooper and was "native-born." Part of the 5-book Leahtherstocking Tales.

Dec 19, 2012

Let me start by saying that the movie is not only a slightly different story, the movie is a better story. The characters in the movie have more integrity. Also, the movie didn't spend 100 pages describing sticks.

An interesting question surfaced in my original copy of Trivial Pursuit:

Who was the first native American author?

In classic Trivial Pursuit style, the question is worded accurately, but it is very misleading. It is not asking about the first Native (capital N) American author. It's asking for the first native (lower-case n) American author.

James Fenimore Cooper is the answer, because he was born in the United States of America after it was officially known as the United States of America. Any American authors born before him would be considered native colonists who then became citizens of the United States of America. Confusingly, of course, Cooper wrote about Native (capital N) Americans.

After reading the answer on the back of the card, it took me quite some time to figure out what the question was really asking. I confirmed it by realizing that older versions of Trivial Pursuit would never have used a term as PC as "Native American."

Kdmullerspy Aug 21, 2012

I liked it, but the author could have used more voice

Grace_Kalman May 01, 2012

To be brief, the people who died should have lived, and the people who lived should have died. And the writing was stilted and unnatural, but about what I expected from this author. Gack.


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