LAST OF THE MOHICANSJAMES FENIMORE COOPER Book Number: 88974 Product format: Paperback
Published in 1826, this is the classic frontier adventure novel. Deep in the forests of upper New York State, the brave woodsman Hawkeye Natty Bumppo and his loyal Mohican friends Chingachgook 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 confrontation between rival war parties create an unforgettable, spine-tingling picture of life on the frontier. At the centre of the novel is the infamous massacre of British troops and their families by Indian allies of the French at Fort William Henry in 1757. Cooper builds around this a romantic fiction of captivity, sexuality and heroism. 378pp in paperback.
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