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Download Epub ´ The Last of the Mohicans í 410 pages â James fenimore cooper Ö The wild rush of action in this classic frontier adventure story has made The Last of the Mohicans the most popular of James Feni Cooper’s Leatherstocking Tales Deep in the forests of upper New York StatOok 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 confrontati Cooper was a prolific writer with something like 40 novels to his credit most written in the early 19th century The Last of the Mohicans is his best known work and was popular in America as well as Europe It's a frontier adventure story with a hint of romance to it but Cooper's portrayal of Indians and women in the novel considered shallow and inaccurate by todays readers detract from it's image My interest in the novel was from an historical viewpoint It is based loosely on events that occurred during the French and Indian War and provides an insight into the influence of the British and French occupation prior to the Revolutionary War Cooper's writing style is somewhat laborious which has kept me from reading any of his other novels I gave it 4 stars because of it's significance and position in the history of American Literature

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On 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 fores This is another famous book that most people only seem to know through the movie version While the movie was uite good the book is truly a wonder First a little bit of real history during 1755 in the middle of the French Indian Wars Sir William Johnson decided to build a Fort in the New York province The Fort it's still there and worth visiting was built to control the important inland waterway from New York City to Montreal and occupied a key forward location on the frontier between New York and New France If you happen to see the Fort you will notice that Fort William Henry is designed in an irregular suare fortification with bastions on the corners in a design that was intended to repel Indian attacks but not necessarily withstand attack from an enemy armed with artillery such as the French The fort was surrounded on three sides by a dry moat with the fourth side sloping down to the lake The only access to the fort was by a bridge across the moat It housed about 400 500 soldiers In 1757 Col George Monro with the 35th Foot Regular and the 60th Royal American Foot occupied the Fort In August of 1757 French forces totaling some 8000 soldiers consisting of 3000 regulars 3000 militia and nearly 2000 Native Americans from various tribes laid siege to the Fort Due to the inability or some have deemed it cowardice of General Webb in not sending reinforcements Col Monro had no other recourse than to surrender Allowed the full honors of war which means the British can keep their arms and unit colors; the weapons can not be loaded; ammunition must be left behind; they couldn't engage in hostilities with French forces for 18 months and an exchange of prisoners the British marched out of the Fort and were promptly massacred by the Indian forces of the French This is something of a black mark for the French commander Montcalm who had responsibility for their safety according to the Laws of War Sadly in reality Laws of war tend to be a ridiculous construct of civilians and tend to come into existence post incident But I digress this book has this event and historical situation as its backdropThis is the story of the famous Anglo scout Hawkeye and his Mohican companions Chingachook and Uncas father and son As Col Monro's daughters run into Magua a Huron scout in the service of France What follows is a heroic tale of Hawkeye and his companions racing to protect the women and their two British companions I will not spoil the plot it is worth reading What makes this book shine isn't the plot but rather the background America when it was a new nation and covered in unexplored by the British wilderness This world does not exist any save in these pages of Cooper's magnificent novel Take a trip to an America of the past and revel in the descriptions of familiar locales that are nothing like what they were in the past It is a truly wonderful book that tells an exciting story yet the setting the vast American wilderness and the Native Americans who people it are what make this a classic Highly recommended to any one that appreciates good literature

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The Last of the MohicansThe wild rush of action in this classic frontier adventure story has made The Last of the Mohicans the most popular of James Feni Cooper’s Leatherstocking Tales Deep in the forests of upper New York State the brave woodsman Hawkeye Natty Bumppo and his loyal Mohican friends Chingachg What can one say about Cooper? His historical imagination is profound his creative use of the gothic landscape is uniuely American and his influence on plot and characterization in American fiction including I recently discovered South American fiction is pervasive and extensive Yet his diction is so often trite his style so plodding and crabbed his syntax so convoluted that it is difficult to read than a few pages of The Last of the Mohicans without throwing the book across the room in disgustThat's a pity for Cooper helped shape an early and influential interpretation of American history later adopted by the narrative historian and formidable literary stylist Francis Parkman that combines an elegiac appreciation for a disappearing wilderness a wilderness which helped to shape and define the American character with a critical examination of how that character in its turn formed the emerging democratic state He shows us how Protestant middle class English values are suited to egalitarianism than the aristocrat instincts of the Catholic French and embodies this egalitarianism and spirit of the wilderness in the character of the scout Hawkeye Hawkeye is an offshoot of Protestant New England raised in the forest and purged of the petty theological distractions of Christianity the man without a cross He knows the secrets of the wilderness and appreciates Native Americans just as they are acknowledging both their nobility and their savagery He also understands the British soldiers and settlers but although he can move effortlessly between the two worlds he is never completely comfortable in either He lends his talents to others but remaining a solitary even in communion he cuts his own path through the treesThere you have it America's first Western hero the father of such true hearted stalwarts as dime novel Buffalo Bill and radio's The Lone Ranger as well as the sire of such complicated incarnations as John Wayne's Ethan Edwards and Clint Eastwood's Will Munny And let's not forget such bastard offspring as Cormac McCarthy's Judge Holden and Ishmael Reed's The Loop Garoo Kiduite a legacy indeed If only his books weren't so badly written his originality and vision would have earned him a place in the American pantheon right up there with Hawthorne and Poe