Last Of The Mohicans
The Last of the Mohicans is an adventure story centered on the kinship between white frontiersman, Natty Bumppo - or 'Hawkeye' - and two Mohican Indians, Chingachgook and his son Uncas. The action takes place during the French and Indian War. Alice and Cora, daughters of a British fort commander, are on a perilous journey through the dark forests of western New York. Their Huron guide, Magua, turns out to be a traitorous French sympathizer who holds the sisters captive until Hawkeye and the Mohicans come to their rescue. Even then, their troubles are far from over.
James Fenimore Cooper (1789-1851) was an American author, U.S. Navy seaman, and Historian. He created a quintessentially American form of literature, breaking from the prevalent European style of his time. Cooper was additionally one of the first American writers to feature African-American and Native American characters in his novels. His experiences as a sailor were the foundations of many of his works including The Spy (1821), and The Red Rover (1827), however his novels of frontier adventure have become his best known works. Among them are the classics The Pioneers (1823), and The Last of the Mohicans (1826).
Pub Date: 2017
Size: 5.00 x 8.00 inches