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If you have watched the film, then forget all you know! For me, the film came first, then I read the book and the two are as different as different could be. This is actually the second book in the Leatherstocking Tales written by Cooper. Just one piece of advice, remember that The Last of the Mohicans was written in 1826, and set some 75 years before that, so there are parts that will likely make you squirm. This is a trip into the past and all that goes with the mindset of those times. Having said that, I find this book endlessly fascinating and yes, I would recommend it.
When Cora and Alice Munro's Native American guide Magua proves to be secretly allied with the French and slips away, the sisters turn to Natty Bumppo and the Mohicans Chingachgook and Uncas to lead them to Fort William Henry, where their father is in command. Yet Magua is sure to return with his fellow Huron warriors, and with the bloody conflict of the French and Indian War raging all around them, the Munros will have to trust their new guides if they are ever to reach the fort. Widely regarded as the first great American novel, The Last of the Mohicans, with its epic landscapes, stoic frontiersmen and noble Native Americans, created much of the mythology and romance that has wreathed the American frontier adventure ever since. This edition contains notes and extra material.
|Publication date:||25th July 2019|
|Author:||James Fenimore Cooper|
|Publisher:||Alma Classics an imprint of Alma Books Ltd|
|Collections:||50 Classics Everyone Should Read,|
James Fenimore Cooper (1789-1851) is best known for his historical romances, which depict the sweeping majesty of the American frontier. The Last of the Mohicans, the second of the Leatherstocking Tales , is his most enduringly popular novel, and has captured the imagination of the reading public since its publication in 1826.More About James Fenimore Cooper