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The Last of the Mohicans

Cooper, James Fenimore (Book - 2001 )
Average Rating: 3 stars out of 5.
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"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."--Provided by publisher.
Authors: Cooper, James Fenimore, 1789-1851
Title: The last of the Mohicans
Publisher: New York : Modern Library, 2001
Edition: 1st ed
Characteristics: xxxii, 350 p. ;,21 cm
Statement of Responsibility: James Fenimore Cooper; with an introduction by Leslie A. Fiedler
Notes: Includes a Modern Library reading group guide
Summary: "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."--Provided by publisher.
ISBN: 9780375757648
0375757643
Branch Call Number: FICTION COOPER
Subject Headings: United States History French and Indian War, 1754-1763 Fiction Mohegan Indians Fiction Frontier and pioneer life Fiction Bumppo, Natty (Fictitious character) Fiction
Genre/Form: War stories
Adventure fiction
Historical fiction
Topical Term: Mohegan Indians
Frontier and pioneer life
Bumppo, Natty (Fictitious character)
LCCN: 00068105
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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.


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Mar 26, 2014
  • lukasevansherman rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

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
  • 8114Lafcadio rated this: 1 stars out of 5.

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."

Aug 21, 2012
  • Kdmullerspy rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

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

May 01, 2012
  • Grace_Kalman rated this: 0.5 stars out of 5.

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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