The Deerslayer: The Prequel to Last of the Mohicans

The Deerslayer: The Prequel to Last of the Mohicans

by James Fenimore Cooper


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The Deerslayer: The Prequel to Last of the Mohicans by James Fenimore Cooper

The Deerslayer
Prequel to The Last Mohicans, Volume 1 of 5
(The novel's timeline: 1740-1745)

Deerslayer Natty Bumppo is a young frontiersman in 18th-century New York. His philosophy is that living things should follow nature's gifts, so he chooses not to take scalps, unlike compatriots Hurry Harry and floating Tom Hutter.

When Hutter and March sneak into the camp of the Huron tribe in the middle of the night with murder on their minds, they are instead captured and face their own deaths.

(Originally published 1841, the last book published in the five-book series and considered the prequel to The Last of the Mohicans.)

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781493720095
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 11/09/2013
Pages: 492
Sales rank: 430,204
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.99(d)

About the Author

James Fenimore Cooper
About The Author

American author Edward Sylvester Ellis (1840 -1916) was born in Ohio and wrote under many pen names including James Fenimore Cooper Adams. He was a teacher, school administrator, journalist, and the author of hundreds of books and magazine articles. He is probably known best for his Deerfoot novels read widely by young boys.
Ellis attended Yale but was expelled and joined the navy as a midshipman. His father died in 1809 and two years later he married and resigned from the navy. He dabbled in agriculture and politics and wrote fiction. His second novel, The Spy (1821), was based on Sir Walter Scott's "Waverley" novels but using the American Revolutionary War as the setting. The book guaranteed him fame and wealth.
His Leatherstocking Tales followed and adhered to the successful formula of The Spy.

Date of Birth:

September 15, 1789

Date of Death:

September 14, 1851

Place of Birth:

Burlington, New Jersey

Place of Death:

Cooperstown, New York


Yale University (expelled in 1805)

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