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The Deerslayer (Illustrated)
     

The Deerslayer (Illustrated)

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by James Fenimore Cooper, Charles River Editors
 

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In American literature, James Fenimore Cooper is a name that Americans have heard of but can’t always place, when compared to the works of individuals like Edgar Allan Poe and Emerson and Thoreau. But every American comes across his work, and today he is best remembered as a novelist who wrote numerous

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*Illustrated
*Includes Table of Contents

In American literature, James Fenimore Cooper is a name that Americans have heard of but can’t always place, when compared to the works of individuals like Edgar Allan Poe and Emerson and Thoreau. But every American comes across his work, and today he is best remembered as a novelist who wrote numerous sea-stories and the historical novels known as the Leatherstocking Tales, featuring frontiersman Natty Bumppo. Perhaps his most famous work is The Last of the Mohicans, often regarded as his masterpiece and well known as a movie title.

Despite his relative lack of name recognition, he was well regarded in his day. Cooper was admired across the Atlantic by writers such as Honore de Balzac, and composer Franz Schubert, among others.

This edition of Cooper’s The Deerslayer is specially formatted with a Table of Contents and is illustrated with over a dozen pictures of Cooper.

Product Details

BN ID:
2940013639966
Publisher:
Charles River Editors
Publication date:
10/31/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
1,192,916
File size:
786 KB

Meet the Author

The creator of two genres that became staples of American literature — the sea romance and the frontier adventure — James Fenimore Cooper (1789-1851) was born in New Jersey, raised in the wilderness of New York, and spent five years at sea before embarking on his successful writing career. Among Cooper’s many novels, his best-known books are the five "Leatherstocking" tales — including The Deerslayer and The Last of the Mohicans — each featuring the fictional hero Natty Bumppo.

Brief Biography

Date of Birth:
September 15, 1789
Date of Death:
September 14, 1851
Place of Birth:
Burlington, New Jersey
Place of Death:
Cooperstown, New York
Education:
Yale University (expelled in 1805)

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The Deerslayer 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 48 reviews.
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A little slow getting past the first 150 pages, but the story starts to pick up from that point until about page 400. Then it is nonstop, can't-put-the-book-down excitement!
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Just finished reading it, and I loved it! i will say that it can be hard to understand at some times. I usually will day dream while I'm reading, but this book kept hold of me. I wouldn't recommend it for someone around 13 and under. I think it was great!
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