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The Last of the Mohicans - James Fenimore Cooper
The Last of the Mohicans
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The second of Cooper's five Leatherstocking Tales, this is the one which has consistently captured the imagination of generations since it was first published in 1826. It's success lies partly in the historical role Cooper gives to his Indian characters, against the grain of accumulated racial... show more
The second of Cooper's five Leatherstocking Tales, this is the one which has consistently captured the imagination of generations since it was first published in 1826. It's success lies partly in the historical role Cooper gives to his Indian characters, against the grain of accumulated racial hostility, and partly in his evocation of the wild beautiful landscapes of North America which the French and the British fought to control throughout the eighteenth century.At the centre of the novel is the celebrated `Massacre' of British troops and their families by Indian allies of the French at Fort William Henry in 1757. Around this historical event, Cooper built a romantic fiction of captivity, sexuality, and heroism, in which the destiny of the Mohicans Chingachgook and his son Uncas is inseparable from the lives of Alice and Cora Munro and of Hawkeye the frontier scout. The controlled, elaborate writing gives natural pace to the violence of the novel'saction: like the nature whose plundering Copper laments, the books placid surfaces conceal inexplicable and deathly forces. - ;The second of Cooper's five Leatherstocking Tales, this is the one which has consistently captured the imagination of generations since it was first published in 1826. It's success lies partly in the historical role Cooper gives to his Indian characters, against the grain of accumulated racial hostility, and partly in his evocation of the wild beautiful landscapes of North America which the French and the British fought to control throughout the eighteenth century.At the centre of the novel is the celebrated `Massacre' of British troops and their families by Indian allies of the French at Fort William Henry in 1757. Around this historical event, Cooper built a romantic fiction of captivity, sexuality, and heroism, in which the destiny of the Mohicans Chingachgook and his son Uncas is inseparable from the lives of Alice and Cora Munro and of Hawkeye the frontier scout. The controlled, elaborate writing gives natural pace to the violence of the novel'saction: like the nature whose plundering Copper laments, the books placid surfaces conceal inexplicable and deathly forces. -
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780192835055 (019283505X)
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Pages no: 433
Edition language: English
Series: The Leatherstocking Tales (#2)
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Wśród marzeń
Wśród marzeń rated it
3.5
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...
mashahsam
mashahsam rated it
5.0 The Last of the Mohicans
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SunriseHues
SunriseHues rated it
2.0 The Last of the Mohicans
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 ...
Aren's Library
Aren's Library rated it
3.0 The Last of the Mohicans
Such a sad and beautifully written book.
Monkeypanic
Monkeypanic rated it
3.5 A few decades too late
I would have liked this book a lot better if I had read it when I was about 13. It is basically a buddy action movie set during the French and Indian War, which I would have totally grooved on, because that was exactly the sort of story I was into back then, and because I grew up in Northern New Yor...
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