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The Last of the Mohicans (Townsend Library Edition) [NOOK Book]

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Young Major Heyward is assigned to escort Cora and Alice Munro through the dangerous frontier wilderness and deliver them safely to their father at Fort William Henry.

But their guide, the evil Magua, leads the two women and their escorts into a trap. The frontiersman Hawkeye and his Mohican companions set out to rescue the kidnapped women, but the sly and clever Magua is ...
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The Last of the Mohicans (Townsend Library Edition)

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Overview

Young Major Heyward is assigned to escort Cora and Alice Munro through the dangerous frontier wilderness and deliver them safely to their father at Fort William Henry.

But their guide, the evil Magua, leads the two women and their escorts into a trap. The frontiersman Hawkeye and his Mohican companions set out to rescue the kidnapped women, but the sly and clever Magua is the most murderous of enemies.

Note: This Townsend Library classic has been carefully edited to be more accessible to today's students. It includes a brief author's biography and an afterword that provides important context about the work.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940149746453
  • Publisher: Townsend Press
  • Publication date: 6/13/2014
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 375
  • Sales rank: 1,299,146
  • File size: 2 MB

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  • Posted April 1, 2009

    I Also Recommend:

    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 November 30, 2014

    Thistlefang

    He watched intently.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 30, 2014

    Ashfire

    Watches

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 29, 2014

    Myatey

    Aww an im loner freind of extintion

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 1, 2014

    Spectre

    Shooed river off, then buried void, breaking her promise to not come to her funeral. Before she covered the body up, she licked voids cheek one last time. Goodbye, void. You were an amazing leader and an even better friend. She whispered silently, not crying, but extremely sad.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 30, 2014

    Void

    [ I gtg, so Void has to die. She was fun while it lasted. :3 ]
    <p>
    The snarl died in her throat as the bone snapped. Her eyes went cold and suddenly, River was left holding her deadweight.
    <p>
    [ Nighters! ]

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 29, 2014

    Alpha Void

    "Are you baiting me?" She asked quietly, closing her eyes.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 30, 2014

    River

    [ okay it was fun! Lol maybe make a new one and make him/her River's new enemy ;3 youre a great fighter!]
    <p>
    River set her down under a willow tree just to show respect. She padded and to camp triumphantly
    <p>
    [Have a good sleep xD]

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 30, 2014

    Chasm

    "I will not fight for you. I am not your servant do your every whim." He glanced at the BloodClan cats. "Good luck, sister." He said before bounding off.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 26, 2014

    0 sample 10 book

    Gggdhjjlf vj

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 7, 2014

    A return to quality

    This book is like a visit from an old and wise friend. A refreshing read. Well written. Cooper's deep research is so beautifully evident in his lyrical descriptions. My only problem was NOT enough time to read and absorb the book during the election period. I will certainly read it again before I die.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 8, 2014

    Great book! I just read it! I'd rate it 10 stars if I had to!

    I love this story which is about Hawkeye, the colonial scout, and Chingachkook, the Mohican warrior who are brought togethet by their love of the New World forests and their desire for peace between their races. Set against the exciting days of the French and Indian War, their story-heroically risking their lives to guide two English sisters through hostile territory, battling the evil Le Renard Subtil- is a story of how trust and understanding can develop between people of two cultures.
    By my point of view, that's the summary. I read some of the book to my little brother....but he got bored when there was no action, shooting, or talking sometimes. So I ended up reading the end to myself. My favorite characters are Hawkeye, Heyward, and Uncas.
    My worst characters are the BAD INDIANS AND LE RENARD SUBTIL.
    Depressions: Cora, Uncas, sadness, graves, treaties, deaths, and ending.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 13, 2014

    Not texting social site

    B & N you need to police this site and stop all thie media conversations going on. This is for the readers who want ro review a book. Take care of this matter now becuse it is getting out of hand

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 30, 2014

    Void

    [ Me, too. I had the whole last week off. v.v ]
    <p>
    She snarled in pain and snapped her jaws at River's shoulder.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 29, 2014

    Grimms bio

    A black cat with red eyes. Skinny but fast. Weak muscle-wise

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