Jul 12, 2020
The Last of the Mohicans
Posted by James Fenimore Cooper Edward A. Wilson

The Last of the Mohicans A Narrative of 1757 is a historical novel by James Feni Cooper It s the second book of the Leatherstocking Tales pentalogy the best known The Pathfinder, published 14 years later in 1840, is its sequel The story is set in 1757, during the French Indian War the Seven Years War , when France and Great Britain battled for controlThe Last of the Mohicans A Narrative of 1757 is a historical novel by James Feni Cooper It s the second book of the Leatherstocking Tales pentalogy the best known The Pathfinder, published 14 years later in 1840, is its sequel The story is set in 1757, during the French Indian War the Seven Years War , when France and Great Britain battled for control of N America During this war, the French depended on its Native American allies to help fight the numerous British colonists in the Northeast frontier areas The novel was one of the most popular in English in its time, altho critics identified narrative flaws Its length formal prose style have limited its appeal to later readers, yet The Last of the Mohicans remains widely read in American literature courses It has been adapted numerous times for films, TV movies cartoons.

  • Title: The Last of the Mohicans
  • Author: James Fenimore Cooper Edward A. Wilson
  • ISBN: -
  • Page: 210
  • Format: Leather Bound
  • The Last of the Mohicans The Last of the Mohicans A Narrative of is a historical novel by James Feni Cooper It s the second book of the Leatherstocking Tales pentalogy the best known The Pathfinder published years la

    Amanda

    If time travel were possible, I d go back in time and assassinate James Feni Cooper before he ever put pen to paper in this imaginary scenario, let it be known that I also possess mad ninja skills Why do I hate Cooper so much Let me count the ways 1 His never ending description of every rock, twig, river, etc with which the main characters come into contact No pebble escapes his scrutiny, no leaf his lingering gaze This book would have been 3 pages long without the description And even then, it [...]


    BillKerwin

    What can one say about Cooper His historical imagination is profound, his creative use of the gothic landscape is uniquely 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 [...]


    Jason Koivu

    Very popular in its time, The Last of the Mohicans is a historical fiction written in the 1820s and set in the 1750s during the French and Indian War in which a small party of British colonists and their Indian guides journey through the upstate New York wilderness defending themselves from their French and Indian enemies James Feni Cooper brought insight into the lives of the Native Americans in a way seldom seen at a time when the people of these many new world tribes were mostly reviled as ho [...]


    Duane

    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 occu [...]


    Lyn

    I was always a big fan of the 1992 Michael Mann film starring Daniel Day Lewis, and so I finally read the original First of all, that movie is loosely based upon the book and it turns out Mann never even read the original but based his film on the 1936 film script Cooper published the work in 1826 so there is that florid, adjective laden prose that reads like a thesaurus smeared with molasses But for its time I can see how it was viewed as a masterpiece and can definitely see how so much literat [...]


    Kate

    Plot 1 Hack your way through the forest 2 Get ambushed by Mohicans 3 Kill a bunch of Mohicans 4 Hack your way through forest 5 There are those damn Mohicans again 6 Kill a bunch Mohicans 7 start over at 1.Somebody explain to me how this ever got to be a classic.


    Megan

    Mislike me not, for my complexion, the sad owed livery of the burnished sun When you first open Last of the Mohicans, by James Feni Cooper this is one of the first things you read This quote from Shakespeare seems to state that the book will not show the racist tendencies of the time, but display the different races in equal light While writing a historical fiction, being a completely anti racist novel is not possible but Cooper seems to state with his head note that the color of skin does not m [...]


    Kirk

    I can still remember the edition of this that somehow I had in my room as a child It was a hardback, dense type, the occasional woodcut, thin pages, tightly bound, and it smelled like it had been mouldering under somebody s bed since Martin Van Buren ass ended to the presidency Back then I couldn t for the life of me get past the first chapter The syntax was so knotty ie Latinate that I might have compared it to autoerotic asphyxiation if I d known such a thing existed autoeroticism, that is not [...]


    Ghoulchick

    Man alive, I hated that book Again, I procrastinated and tried to jam the whole book into one weekend, since I had an oral book review due on Monday for history or social studies or something God, why can t I even remember the name of the class My sister will know It was in high school, junior year, and the teacher who later became our mayor wtf was totally hot Balding, tan, charismatic, awesome Every summer, he d mow his yard Shirtless Good god, y all And he had a daughter in my grade, so he wa [...]


    Werner

    Note I ve just edited this review slightly to correct a chronological typo When I read this book the first time, I was nine, not seven years old I knew, when I wrote the first draft of this review, that I was in 4th grade the first time, so I don t know what I was thinking when I typed seven This novel, set in northern New York in 1757 and involving wilderness adventure and combat during the French and Indian War, was my first introduction to Cooper the dates given here were for the second readi [...]


    Tim

    I first read this book when I was a boy, and decided to re read it to see how it held up The answer very well.In fact, I d say that this book is a must read for any American Despite the fact that it s in no way an accurate depiction of native American culture, it s a great reminder of what our landscape was like when our country was young If you re from California, Two Years Before the Mast performs a similar function Written in 1826, it was already 75 years past the events depicted in the story [...]


    Jason

    I really wanted to enjoy this book.You ever do that Pick up a book and assume it begins with 3 stars, hoping to move skyward.I was looking forward to the crisp narrative of Colonial Realism, something like a Ben Franklin writing about mercantilism.My college roommate loved the Leatherstocking Tales, and I was rewarded following his recommendations before, so I put them on the shelf to read 20 years later.317 pages.I looked at my mom over Thanksgiving with such an expression that she asked what I [...]


    Kelly ...

    DNF.I found this book to be dull drudgery I couldn t get into the story at all.


    Leo .

    This book gets five stars from me The mysteries of the Americas and the Invasion of European settlers These lands have been raped and scorched by Europe The Spanish were first allegedly, on behest of the Vatican of course Anyhow I think the great Daniel Day Lewis won a Bafta for a reason in the movie adaption of The Last Of The Mohicans It was a fantastic story.


    Marquise

    Despite the often dense and twirly prose, I enjoyed this novel immensely It helped that I read this out of genuine interest, not forced by educators, nor pushed down my throat by anyone, which bode well for my enjoyment of the story for the story s sake And it was good At first, I was tempted to review this with a comparison to the famous 1992 film inspired by this book, which was my introduction to the story, but it d be a long breakdown of what the film got wrong and why the changes to Duncan [...]


    Jason Reeser

    I read this in seventh grade many years ago and it was the first full length classic novel I had ever read I just fell in love with this kind of writing I have seen so many complaints about Cooper, but this lead me to start reading Dickens and many others Victorian writers LOTM is great adventure stuff And it has the most fantastic hero long before the world had ever heard of James Bond Hawkeye a.k.a Leatherstocking, The Pathfinder, The Deerslayer, etc is the smoothest, coolest, best shooting, w [...]


    Carol Storm

    It s the American IVANHOE It s easy to laugh at LAST OF THE MOHICANS if you ve been raised on books like ROUGHING IT or HUCKLEBERRY FINN by Mark Twain, or even LONESOME DOVE by Larry McMurtry Modern readers expect brutal realism, graphic violence, natural sounding dialogue, and raw, authentic emotions in novels about the frontier But what makes LAST OF THE MOHICANS interesting is when you grasp what James Feni Cooper was actually trying to do He wasn t trying to capture what life on the 18th cen [...]


    Eli

    I went into Last of the Mohicans knowing that it was by no means an accurate depiction of either the Native cultures or history that occupied so much of the tale I approached the novel as an entire fabrication, and if anyone else elects to read this book, I strongly urge the same attitude As to the story itself, I m torn Hiding in these pages is a truly great adventure, but the greatness and sometimes the story itself is obfuscated by the author s heavy handed use of language I sincerely believe [...]


    Josh Kotoff

    Well, let me say thisry tough book to read The author is a genius and use so much adjectives and descriptiveness I mean, for instance, the Author spends a page and a half describing the sunset and its glory compared to their peril Awesome book to read and is way different from the movie A must read for hardcore readers.


    Maida

    One of the rare instances when the movie is SO much better than the book 2.75 5 stars


    Ints

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    Jackie

    The Last of the Mohicans takes place in 1757 during the French and Indian War The British and the French North American colonies were fighting each other, and each had their respective Native American allies supporting them Traveling through New York, through the wilderness, basically unprotected doesn t really sound like a fun idea, but that s exactly where the story takes off The two sisters Cora and Alice are supposed to travel to Fort Henry, where their father Colonel Munro is in command The [...]


    Laura

    The movie is much better than the book, no doubt about that.The illustrated version is available for free download at Gutenberg ProjectIllustrated by N.C Wyeth Mislike me not for my complexion,The shadowed livery of the burnished sun NEW YORKCHARLES SCRIBNER S SONS1933Copyright, 1919, by Charles Scribner s SonsPage 26 UNCAS SLAYS A DEERAvoiding the horns of the infuriated animal, Uncasdarted to his side, and passed his knife across the throatPage 66 THE BATTLE AT GLENS FALLSEach of the combatant [...]


    Slayermel

    This story was amazing but hard to read, mostly because I found the author tended to be a bit wordy and overly descriptive when it came to the surroundings I would tune out and think about other things then have to re read the page I just spaced out over.The story itself was full of action and very interesting characters The author also included a lot of history, which I really enjoyed I found the native cultures fascinating especially Uncas and his father who where Mohicans and how they interac [...]


    Jim

    I thought I would like this old favorite a lot than I did I don t think this one made the transition from the 19th century to the 21st century very well at all The book is about twice as long as it needs to be, thanks to wandering and bewildering dialogue The story itself is unlikely Cooper would have us believe that the Hurons were extremely lenient with their prisoners, letting them wander about unraped and untortured and permitting them to be rescued time and again If you want a book on tort [...]


    Aoibhínn

    3.5 StarsThe novel was entertaining and enjoyable but I found it took real patience to get though, especially at the beginning I found the amount of descriptions of the setting and scenery was over done, it was extremely infuriating after a while but I managed to stick with it The second half of the book was a lot better than the first the pace of the novel speeds up, there s a lot action I really enjoyed the novel once I got passed the halfway mark This novel may be hard going, but it s worth [...]


    Ivie ✩Born to Magic-Forced to Muggle✩

    This is one of my fave books from my childhood I must have read it over fifty times in two different languages.I stumbled on an edition that doesn t have the stupid ass film poster as it s cover and got it for my collection.The book is so damned good, the film was so damned bad Where the Native culture was a prominent factor in one, the whitewash Hollywood made it all about cheesy romance crap.The thing is i still very much remember being excited about the movie getting released With all honesty [...]


    Julie

    While not the first, this is certainly the most well known of the five Leatherstocking Tales written byJames Feni Cooper Having seen the movie, I thought I would give the book a try In addition, living in the Finger Lakes area made this book that much interesting, because I could easily visualize the landscape behind Cooper s story I really, really liked the characters Prior to reading the book I had no idea that Hawkeye and Natty Bumppo were the same person and it s still a little hard for me [...]


    Sherrie

    one of my all time favorite books this is adventure and excitement set to coopers lyrical descriptions loved it.


    Andrei Tamaş

    Ultimul mohican este un roman istoric foarte u or de parcurs i foarte u or de n eles Ac iunea se petrece dup R zboiul de 7 ani, c nd Anglia i Fran a luptau pentru suprema ie n Lumea nou



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