The Last of the Mohicans [NOOK Book]

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The Last of the Mohicans is a historical novel by James Fenimore Cooper, first published in January 1826.

Leaving the unsuspecting Heyward and his confiding companions to penetrate still deeper into a forest that contained such treacherous inmates, we must use an author's privilege, and shift the scene a few miles to the westward of the place where we have last seen them.
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The Last of the Mohicans

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Overview

The Last of the Mohicans is a historical novel by James Fenimore Cooper, first published in January 1826.

Leaving the unsuspecting Heyward and his confiding companions to penetrate still deeper into a forest that contained such treacherous inmates, we must use an author's privilege, and shift the scene a few miles to the westward of the place where we have last seen them.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940148637301
  • Publisher: Hillside Publishing
  • Publication date: 1/1/2015
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

James Fenimore Cooper (September 15, 1789 – September 14, 1851) was a prolific and popular American writer of the early 19th century. 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. Among his most famous works is the Romantic novel The Last of the Mohicans, which many consider to be his masterpiece. Source: Wikipedia

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  • Posted April 1, 2009

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    Average at best

    Well, I must be the bearer of bad news here: the back cover of the Barnes & Noble Classics edition of this novel leads readers astray. It mentions "death-defying chases and teeth-clenching suspense," but let me tell you, there's nothing teeth-clenching about this book. I've never liked Cooper's writing, so I may come off as a little harsh, but the plot is average at best and even painfully predictable at times. Granted, plot isn't everything, but this novel does not possess many qualities that redeem the floundering plot. Cooper writes rather coldly, and his characters, with the possible exception of Hawk-eye, are extremely flat and even unlikable, which does not work well for this kind of story. I must give Cooper credit for his exquisite descriptions, especially of the vast frontier wilderness, but unfortunately for Cooper, description alone doesn't make a good book. I'd like to read The Last of the Mohicans again, just to make sure I didn't miss some revelation the first time around, but when the book cover is better than the story, you know something's wrong.

    9 out of 13 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 16, 2008

    'THE PALE-FACES ARE MASTERS OF THE EARTH'

    Lest its importance be lost, let me praise at once the Barnes and Noble Classics edition of THE LAST OF THE MOHICANS for its bit more than one page long essay -- 431f-- after the end notes -- called 'INSPIRED BY THE LAST OF THE MOHICANS.' By Stephen Railton, 'INSPIRED' lists and describes notable cinema inspired by Cooper's masterpiece. They begin with D. W. Griffith's 1909 one reeler, LEATHER STOCKING and move along through the 1920 Maurice Tourneur version with Wallace Beery as the satanic Magua and 1924 and 1936 versions by director George B. Seitz, the last starring Randolph Scott 'in perhaps the performance of his career.' Michael Mann's Oscar- winning 1992 THE LAST OF THE MOHICANS is great fun but bears very little resemblance to Cooper's original. *** The last words of this great novel give a sense of what the point of the yarn is. They are solemn remarks by ancient chief Tamenund, well over a century old, whose name is also preserved as Tammany and in 'Tammany Hall.' He concludes thus the funeral rites for Cora and Uncas: 'It is enough,' he said. 'Go, children, of the Lenape, the anger of Manitou is not done. ... The pale-faces are masters of the earth, and the time of the red-men has not yet come again. The day has been too long. In the morning I saw the sons of Unamis [turtles, totem, i.e., of Delawares of the eastern seaboard] happy and strong and yet, before the night has come, have I lived to see the last warrior of the wise race of the Mohicans.' 'Ch XXXIII' *** This book is probably too leisurely for children or even college students who are not English majors. Read it for a sad meditation on why American Indians and European whites never found a way to live together as equals and form an entirely new North American civilization -- much as the Normans had done in Saxon England. Fenimore Cooper makes much of white prejudices against interracial marriages. That Scottish Cora could love and be loved by the last Mohican Indian, gorgeous young Uncas, was thinkable to Cooper's readers only because far back in time she had had a West Indian granddam of color. *** Cooper also notes that the massacre of surrendered troops of Fort William Henry by Indian allies of the French was the second such incident to blot the copy book of the Marquis de Montcalm. *** A final historical suggestion by Cooper is that the Indians could have made themselves as much junior partners of the colonials as the savage Highlanders of Scotland eventually became of Scottish lowlanders and the vastly more numerous English. But the Indians could not unite. They spent too much time killing and raiding other Indians to resist the all-conquering European whites. --- -OOO-

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 3, 2010

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    Classic so much better then the 1990's film

    Twain was right about Fenimore....but i still need to read all the classics i blew off or didn't finish in HS

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 2, 2010

    Hard to get through

    This Book took me a long time to finish. It is a good story and should be read. But it is really slow going, and i found that parts of it are boring. if you have trouble getting through books you shouldnt read it.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 14, 2013

    HELP ME PLEASE!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 21, 2006

    Hard to finish

    Huge fan of the movie but I must say it was hard to finish this book. I tried to put myself in the mindset of the time it was written, but the book was simply just too boring. Explanations and events in the story were excruciatingly too drawn out and the dialogue was ridiculous in a lot of parts.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 30, 2015

    Azure

    (( There is also 'call of the wild' books that look like a better camp. It's a multires, and the first four books are all separate, so we can have rules, ranks, bios, ect. each on different books. ))

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 29, 2015

    Arrow

    Thats fine.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 27, 2015

    Guess what

    We could be heroes me and you...

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 26, 2015

    Armin

    Looks at the boy

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 29, 2015

    Armin

    Ok. What are we gonna do with him? Make him do some work or something?

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 23, 2015

    Candy

    Sits

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 23, 2015

    The kit

    Mewed scaredly

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 23, 2015

    The kitt

    Mewed loadly even though he was born awhile ago the fluffy fur didnt hide how sickly he kit looked its stoumach growled ladly needing some milk to feed on

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 20, 2015

    The Prophecy

    Son of flame, Daughter of earth,<br>
    A new pack has risen.<br>
    Their leader,<br>
    Kindles the fire of hatred against you.<p>
    Darkness will fall upon the land.<br>
    Violence will wear the crown.<br>
    The war is near at hand.<p>
    Son of flame<br>
    Guide your pack with your strength and understanding.<br>
    Daughter of earth,<br>
    Unite the pack with your kindness and wisdom.<p>
    That you may not diminish, but shall open a golden age.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 20, 2015

    Kali

    Yipped falling off

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 30, 2015

    The boy

    Fallowed arrow

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 22, 2015

    Kali

    Whimpers at being hungery

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 29, 2015

    The boy

    Hes about 5 in human years he woke up startled and hid behinde a tree

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 29, 2015

    Arrow

    He shook out his fur, losig interest.

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