The Last of the Mohicans by James Fenimore Cooper
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One of the most popular novels of early American literature, "The Last of the Mohicans" helped to establish James Fenimore Cooper as one of the first great and world-famous American authors. The second novel in the "Natty" Bumpo series, "The Last of the Mohicans" is set in the British province of New York during the French and Indian War. It concerns the rescue of two sisters, daughters of a British commander who are kidnapped following a Huron massacre of Anglo-American soldiers, by the two remaining survivors of the Mohican tribe. A fantastic tale of adventure, "The Last of the Mohicans" is a true American classic.

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James Fenimore Cooper, acclaimed as one of the first American novelists, was born in Burlington, N.J., on September 15, 1789. When he was one year old, his family moved to Cooperstown, N.Y., which was founded by his father. Cooper attended various grammar schools in Burlington, Cooperstown, and Albany, and entered Yale University in 1803 at the age of 13. In 1806, Cooper was expelled from Yale for pushing a rag with gunpowder under a classmate's door, causing it to explode. He then spent some time as a merchant seaman and served as a midshipman in the U.S. Navy from 1808-1811. In 1811, Cooper married Susan De Lancey, and lived the life of a country gentleman until one day in 1820. Cooper and his wife were reading a book together. When Cooper told Susan that he could write a better book than the one they were reading, she challenged him to do so. Thus began his career as an author, with Precaution (first published anonymously). Cooper is known for writing more than 50 works under his own name, Jane Morgan, and Anonymous. His works included fiction, nonfiction, history, and travel sketches. He gained insight for his travel works while the Cooper family lived in Europe from 1826 to 1833. Cooper is best known for the novel The Last of The Mohicans, which has been made into several motion picture adaptations, the most recent starring Daniel Day-Lewis as Hawkeye. The Last of the Mohicans is part of The Leatherstocking Tales, which includes the other novels, The Pioneers, The Deerslayer, and The Pathfinder. Hawkeye, whose given name is Nathaniel Bumpo, is a recurring character in the series which accurately chronicles early American pioneering life and events during the French and Indian War. In 1851, Cooper developed a liver condition, dying on September 14th of that year, just one day before his 62nd birthday. Howell has illustrated more than 50 books for young readers.
Published February 8, 1990 by Oxford Paperbacks. 462 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Literature & Fiction, Westerns, Children's Books, Action & Adventure, History, Romance, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, War, Biographies & Memoirs, Travel. Non-fiction

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Cooper's most famous chapter of the American past is illustrated with full color plates and black and white line drawings by James Daugherty.

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The artist offers readers a close-up view of the French and Indian War, in paintings such as British colonel Duncan's struggle against a Huron warrior or the Mohican Chingachgook similarly fighting off another Huron warrior in the clearing of a wood.

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He made 20,317 midrange baskets in a 50-hour shooting span over that Labor Day weekend in 2011, raising $50,000 for the families of the Navy SEALs lost on Aug. 6.

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Full Summary >> Cast: Randolph Scott - (Hawkeye, Colonial Scout) Binnie Barnes - (Alice Munro) Heather Angel - (Cora Munro) Hugh Buckler - (Col.

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Full Summary >> Cast: Daniel Day-Lewis - (Hawkeye) Madeleine Stowe - (Cora Munro) Russell Means - (Chingachgook) All Cast & Crew >> Review: Challenging and stirring entertainment in a decade that seemed to be out of touch with adventure classics, The Last of the Mohicans was inbued with a new...

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