The Last of the Mohicans [NOOK Book]

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Deep in the forests of upper New York State, the brave woodsman Hawkeye (Natty Bumppo) and his loyal Mohican friends Chingachgook and Uncas become embroiled in the bloody battles of the French and Indian War. The abduction of the beautiful Munro sisters by hostile savages, the treachery of the renegade brave Magua, the ambush of innocent settlers, and the thrilling events that lead to the final tragic confrontation between rival war parties create an unforgettable, spine-tingling picture of life on the frontier. ...
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The Last of the Mohicans

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Deep in the forests of upper New York State, the brave woodsman Hawkeye (Natty Bumppo) and his loyal Mohican friends Chingachgook and Uncas become embroiled in the bloody battles of the French and Indian War. The abduction of the beautiful Munro sisters by hostile savages, the treachery of the renegade brave Magua, the ambush of innocent settlers, and the thrilling events that lead to the final tragic confrontation between rival war parties create an unforgettable, spine-tingling picture of life on the frontier. And as the idyllic wilderness gives way to the forces of civilization, the novel presents a moving portrayal of a vanishing race and the end of its way of life in the great American forests.

The Last of the Mohicans has been James Fenimore Cooper's most popular work. It has continued as one of the most widely read novels throughout the world, and it has influenced popular opinion about American Indians and the frontier period of eastern American history. The romanticized images of the strong, fearless, and ever resourceful frontiersman, as well as the stoic, wise, and noble "red man" were notions derived from Cooper's characterizations more than from anywhere else.

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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940148917892
  • Publisher: PD Books Publishing
  • Publication date: 12/22/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 495,274
  • File size: 871 KB

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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

    2 out of 3 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 February 27, 2014

    Julien

    ^_^ Love you. *he grins, stepping closer to her.*

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 27, 2014

    Plague

    *she grins.*

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 27, 2014

    Plague

    :D Bai!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 27, 2014

    Alejandro

    "Then I pronounce you husband and wife. You may kiss." He smiles and steps back.

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    Posted February 28, 2014

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 27, 2014

    Raylen

    Mai little nephew is gettin' married. They grow up so fast. O-o

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 27, 2014

    Julien

    Mah wifey. *he grins, saluting Plague and Ale.* Thankee, both of you. *he scoops Orba off the ground.* And now, the romantic getaway. >:D *he dashes out, carrying her.*

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 27, 2014

    Blazer

    Walks in.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 27, 2014

    Plague

    *she grins.*

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 27, 2014

    Raven

    Smiles and watches

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 19, 2014

    I cant get it

    I preordered this book but it still says its not out yet in other words i blew my money

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 30, 2014

    Orangepelt

    @T: find my past name and go to result one of that name

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 1, 2013

    Crystal

    Yeah i know.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 16, 2013

    Batu

    Oooops. Baiiii.

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