The Last of the Mohicans

The Last of the Mohicans

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by James Fenimore Cooper
     
 

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The Last of the Mohicans is a historical novel by James Fenimore Cooper, first published in January 1826. It was one of the most popular English-language novels of its time. Its narrative flaws were criticized from the start, and its length and elaborately formal prose style have reduced its appeal to later readers. Regardless, The Last of the Mohicans is widely read

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The Last of the Mohicans is a historical novel by James Fenimore Cooper, first published in January 1826. It was one of the most popular English-language novels of its time. Its narrative flaws were criticized from the start, and its length and elaborately formal prose style have reduced its appeal to later readers. Regardless, The Last of the Mohicans is widely read in American literature courses. This second book of the Leatherstocking Tales pentalogy is the best known. The Pathfinder, written 14 years later in 1840, is its sequel. Cooper named a principal character Uncas after the most famous of the Mohicans. The real Mohicans lived in the colony of Connecticut in the mid-seventeenth century, and not in the New York frontier a century later. Uncas was a Mohegan, not a Mohican, and Cooper's usage has helped to confuse the names of two tribes to the present day. When John Uncas, his last surviving male descendant died in 1842, the Newark Daily Advertiser wrote "Last of the Mohegans Gone" lamenting the extinction of the tribe. The writer was not aware that Mohegans still existed then and to the present day. The story takes place in 1757 during the Seven Years' War (known in America as the French and Indian War), when France and the United Kingdom battled for control of the American and Canadian colonies. During this war, the French often allied themselves with Native American tribes in order to gain an advantage over the British, with unpredictable and often tragic results.

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ISBN-13:
2940014759465
Publisher:
Andrew eBooks
Publication date:
06/06/2012
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File size:
1 MB

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The Last of the Mohicans 3.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 324 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I read a chapter, and almost put it back on the shelf. But if you can make past the first two chapters, you won't be disappointed. After the slow beginning, the pace never slackens, and the characters and plot are engaging and lively.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This by far is a great book. The first chapter is a bit hard to understand, but it grows from there to become a novel of suspense. I highly recommend this book for those who like a book that will keep you on the edge of your seat.
jenmurph21 More than 1 year ago
I almost don't know what to make of this story. At times I hated it but then there are other sections that I really loved. I enjoyed the character of Cora Munro and wish she said and did more in the book. I thought Cooper used way too much description when writing his scenes, and it distracted from the storyline. There are a lot of sections where he could have said the same thing in about half the time. The verbal assault he puts the reader through is annoying and it takes away from the actual plot. After reading the book I decided to watch the 1992 movie version, which surprisingly I enjoyed much more than the book. The movie isn't anything like the book, it has the same characters and the same overall plot, but other than that the movie has a totally different tone than the book did, and I think that's what appealed to my 21st Century brain. I'd recommend only if you want to broaden your knowledge of early American novelists and see just where American literature came from. If you're looking for pure entertainment, just watch the movie with Daniel Day Lewis.
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The guy's name is Hawkeye
Anonymous 11 months ago
Dont ask and if your wandering yes my name is cora
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Ok it's either someone was having way too much fun with this review thing or they actually wrote a suicide letter on a book review. If that's the case then they really are stupid. Suicide is never the answer! The deffinition of suicide is a permenit solution for a temporary problem. My advice is don't ever try to commit suicide, unless you wanna go to Hell. By the way if you have ever seen M*A*S*H 4077 the tv show about the Korian war then you would know that the main character gets his nick-name from this book HAWKEYE is the name and he's a surgine the other most memberable character is RADAR but he's not really important. This has nothing to do with the book just so you know. Remember my advice and take it to heart NO SUICIDE.
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could not read becasue of typos
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Excellent read. Easy to read and Navigate on the nook. I will buy the rest of the series from this publisher.
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