The Deerslayer

The Deerslayer

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The Deerslayer by James Fenimore Cooper, Peter Berkrot

Natty Bumppo , one of the greatest heroes in American literature, is the rugged frontiersman of James Fenimore Cooper's Leatherstocking Tales, a series of five novels that includes The Last of the Mohicans and The Deerslayer. Although it was the final volume to be written, The Deerslayer is the first in the chronology of Natty Bumppo's life, depicting the character as a young man testing himself in the wilderness and against enemies for the first time.

Set in the 1740s just after the start of the French and Indian wars, the novel opens as Natty Bumppo—known as Deerslayer—and his friend Hurry Harry travel to Tom Hutter's house in upstate New York. Hurry plans to marry Tom's beautiful daughter Judith, while Deerslayer has come to help his close friend Chingachgook save his bride-to-be, Wah-ta-Wah, from the Huron Indians. When war breaks out and Hurry and Tom are captured by Indians, Deerslayer must go on his first warpath to rescue them.

One of the earliest novels to be considered truly "American," The Deerslayer is a masterpiece of suspense, adventure, and romance.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781452601199
Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc.
Publication date: 03/14/2011
Edition description: Unabridged CD
Product dimensions: 6.60(w) x 5.50(h) x 1.70(d)

About the Author

James Fenimore Cooper (1789-1851) was America's first successful popular novelist, his most lasting contributions to American literature being his five books about Natty Bumppo, including The Pioneers and The Last of the Mohicans.

A veteran of stage and screen, Peter Berkrot's career spans four decades, and his voice can be heard on television, radio, video games, and documentaries. He has been nominated for an Audie Award and has received a number of AudioFile Earphones Awards and starred reviews.

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. 44 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Absolutely captivating
Guest More than 1 year ago
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!
Guest More than 1 year ago
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!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed reading this book. In truth, it is long and can at times be monotonous and repetitive. However, this book is a good look at the virgin forest and the stout inhabitants that dwelt in its heart. There are some very good highlights, mainly towards the end, but there are sure some lulls and places where Deerslayer is too perfect and too talkative. Still, I was thoroughly satisfied with the book and the author, even though a joke or two about his style will surely pop into your head. I wish I could give Deerslayer five stars, but it isn't really as outstanding as other 5 star books. Overall, a good relaxing read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
An excellent read best read in longer time than I did in one week. Very or almost too descriptive at times it still holds true the human nature so diverse in Gods created beings in His Own Likeness.
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Good setting and plot but challenging to read. I would not recommend it to anyone younger that me.