The Last of the Mohicans
The wild rush of action in this classic frontier adventure story has made The Last of the Mohicans the most popular of James Fenimore Cooper’s Leatherstocking Tales. Deep in the forests of upper New York State, the brave woodsman Hawkeye (Natty Bumppo) and his loyal Mohican friends Chingachgook... show more
The wild rush of action in this classic frontier adventure story has made The Last of the Mohicans the most popular of James Fenimore Cooper’s Leatherstocking Tales. 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.
Format: mass market paperback
Publish date: June 1st 1982
Publisher: Bantam Classics
Pages no: 410
Edition language: English
, Historical Fiction
, Classic Literature
, 19th Century
Series: The Leatherstocking Tales (#2)
Po "Winnetou" przyszedł czas na kolejną powieść o Indianach i białych, którzy muszą jakoś żyć ze sobą. Nie mam pojęcia, dlaczego myślałam, iż ta powieść będzie przypominać "Winnetou". Przecież oczywistym powinno być dla mnie, że choć obie poruszają się w tematyce indiańskiej, są całkiem innymi opo...
I decided to pick up this "classic" after I finished reading William Cooper's Town: Power and Persuasion on the Frontier of the Early American Republic -- an excellent history of the Cooper family.William Cooper (James Fenimore Cooper's father) was one of those rogues who, after many New York State ...
Such a sad and beautifully written book.
The descriptions of upstate New York were very well written, though the plot was a bit of a let down. A rather enlightened (for the time period) view of Native Americans, though shallow about the culture.